Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Amazing Mother’s Struggles--By Ndaba Sibanda--Saudi Arabia

Amazing Mother’s Struggles

Mother, you embody love.
You define noble nourishment of a child.
You bestow a child with amazing queenly care.

Mother, you saw beyond what l was,
To what l could be in this competitive world.
You helped me build my destiny and chart out my way.

You struggled in London with a high measure of selflessness.
For all the wonderful sacrifices no countless words are enough honour.
May our Creator’s love continue to reign and radiate through your life.

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. Dear Ndaba,
    Your mother sounds amazing and you are fortunate to have been raised by such a kind and encouraging woman. I don't know if you celebrate "Mothers Day" in Saudi Arabia, but you should share this poem with your mother.

    1. Thank you, for stopping by Carolyn. A few weeks ago, l was honoured to be invited to write a dedicatory piece in honour of my former work colleague`s mother. l obliged. And so this is how the above poem was "born"... They recently held a happy family gathering.

  2. Dear Ndaba! I love the word painting of your mom - she sounds amazingly beautiful, holy and lovely! Mothers sometimes make sacrifices but, oh! the joys in return in too numerous to mention! You are a beautiful writer and just from your words in this poem, I believe I could paint a portrait of your dear mother because we, mothers, are all one in our souls and our hearts and how we adore our children and burn to nourish, cherish and appreciate them! It is marvelous to read you here on Whispers! Hope to read much more! Sheri / www.poetryandbeyond.net

    1. Thank you, Sheri for your kind words. l visited your beautiful site at:www.poetryandbeyond.net

      Indeed mothers are special:http://www.poetrysoup.com/poems_poets/poem_detail.aspx?ID=477463

  3. Thank you, Jack Horne, for the following comment--

    beautiful words for your mother

  4. Beautiful poem, Ndaba. You are a very talented poet that knows how to add some joy in some of life's displeasure's. Great write. Thank you for sharing. Continued blessings!

    -Maurice J. Reynolds, Owner / Editor
    TGBTG! Publications / Creative Inspirations

  5. Wonderful tribute to your mother. Thank you Ndaba for sharing your heartfelt poem. God bless you, Chris

  6. Thank you, Richard Sponaugle, for the following--

    Heartfelt and universal, straight forward reminder that there's nothing like a mother's love.