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Oh Mother

Updated on November 30, 2010

Oh Mother.

Oh Mother

Oh mother when my soul has bled, you’ve helped by prayer, my tears to shed.

Your sentimental songs all hail, of tuneless rhythms, when I’m frail.

How is it that your tale so sad, makes you forget the pains you’ve had?

Oh mother when my soul is strong, you take me to where I belong,

The destiny you’ve mapped for me, within your womb, your mind’s esprit.

When darkness fell upon your life, why have you never shared your strife?

Oh mother when your husband died, the father of your only child,

His cancer- ridden body just, a pathos of a man in dust.

Your future now of hopeless dreams, why have I never heard your screams?

Oh mother, then, you gave your time, to grace the aged without a dime,

Your handicap, your only debt, your anthems of all wounds you’ve met.

Enshrouded by a life of deeds, why have you never taken heed?

Oh mother when you close your eyes, your life a worthy paradigm,

Your epitaph must read of things, that worldly knowledge never brings.

And on this day, when angels rise, oh mother, will you hear our cries?

Oh mother you are chronicled, with saints for sure, you’ll come to know,

Without a shadow of a doubt, your picture book, will be a clout.

With orchestras to play your hymns, Oh mother will you hear us sing?

By Nicky Bantham

Copyright © November 2010



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    • abbaelijah profile image

      Abba Elijah aka elijagod 

      5 years ago from Abuja - Nigeria


      Mother, mother , mother!

      They can not just be replace

      they are the best of all best

      the pains they carry for our sake is too burden a load

      oh mother!

      thanks God for mothers

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      6 years ago

      Words most beautifully pledged.Only one who has walked this road,can relate. Awesome.

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      6 years ago

      It stirred the memory of the time I spend with him,but loved being on a memory trip on my birthday,.....Beautiful

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      6 years ago

      It stirred the memory of the time I spend with him,but loved being on a memory trip on my birthday,.....Beautiful

    • Pollyannalana profile image


      6 years ago from US

      Read your beautiful poem again and voted up. Need to check some more of your hubs, and keep up with your beautiful writing. Not getting notices when you post and hard to remember everyone, sorry.


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      Rose Maun 

      7 years ago from the sunny state of California

      wow thats beautiful. i read this with a warm feeling in my heart it is truly precious thank you. i smile now and i will keep on smiling

    • Nicky Bantham profile imageAUTHOR


      7 years ago

      Thank you, Pollyannlana!I cannot imagine what the journey of losing a mother must feel like. Im so sorry for your loss. Ive enjoyed reading some of your poems. Thank you for voting me up:-)

    • Pollyannalana profile image


      7 years ago from US

      Very beautiful. I have many poems for my mother who passed away in June, they were here but am moving them to my own site that is almost ready, hope you will visit there when I am ready. Hubs has been a healing place for me and I have made many good friends all over the world, and hope you will too. Voted you up.



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