Monday, July 1, 2013

Special Love--By Ndaba Sibanda--Saudi Arabia

Special Love

They are special
With a love inartificial
They and only they are endowed
With the amazing biology of giving birth
And the natural ability to breast-feed to satisfaction

They are special
With a love inartificial
They and only they are the world’s
Mothers and grandmothers and sisters
Who can care and love better than a mother?

They are special
With a love inartificial
They and only they have love that knows
No time, hardship, distance, disability or old age
Because a mother’s love is the epitome of perseverance

Ndaba Sibanda is a Zimbabwean-born writer. His poems, essays and
short stories have been published in Africa and the USA. Ndaba
currently lives and teaches in Saudi Arabia. Of his career, he
says, "writing is my life, and my second wife".


  1. Beautiful testament to a mother's love,

  2. Thank you for the wonderful endearing compliment to 'Mothers'. Beautiful reading that I am sure will be well received by other Mothers...

    Rhoda Galgiani

  3. Hi Nbada,

    Extraordinary observations about a mother's love. Well done!


  4. Your poem brought tears to my eyes, Nbada. My mother died long ago, but her love still brings me joy. What a wonderful tribute to loving mothers everywhere. God bless you for sharing this. Best wishes, Carolyn Devonshire

  5. Thank you, Christine Tate, for the following comment--

    Wonderful poem... A mother's tender love flows throughout the lifetime of her children. Inspiring message here, and one I can attest to as the mother of three grown, married sons! A mother is always concerned for her brood. Thanks for sharing Ndaba....

  6. Ndaba,
    You are absolutely right...there is no love more special than a mother's love...
    David Fox

  7. Dear Ndaba,

    Thank you so much for all the wonderful comments you left for other writers today. What a gift you are to the writing community! It is so good to have you a part of Whispers. I appreciate all your support.


    1. You are most welcome. It is my duty and pleasure to do that whenever possible.

  8. Thank you, John Williams, for the following comment--

    I never had the closeness of a mother's love, but my grandmother's love was "special", warm and embracing. A touching poem.