My Mama said to me
Go out and find a man
And bring me grandkids
I went to the marketplace
They sell everything
But no man was for sale
I took the bus
To the next town; where I heard men were in abundance
But alas! Each one was already taken
So I came home to Mama
And said: I didn’t find any man
She said I didn’t look hard enough
So I went out one night
To the nightclub; where lights go amber and glitzy
My eyes danced and danced!
So many men!
I wonder why I never came here
Why nobody told me…
So I brought the gentleman home
And gave Mama two grandkids
Which indeed made her happy
Mama said to bring her grandkids
She didn’t ask that I find true love... a nice man
Who wouldn’t leave after a few years
So many cold nights I’ve known now
So many empty mornings... spent alone in gloom
Who wants to love a dry, withered old woman
Who has two ugly bastards?
Poor Mama, who needed grandkids
Thought I met the father in a church!
Old poems at OGOV don't die, but live on in our archives! Every once in a while we will dust one off for our newer readers to enjoy. "Mama" was the second poem ever published on OGOV, on March 31st, 2007.