To My Mother (The Confession of a Stubborn Goat) - Adjei Agyei-Baah


Looking at your young days
Funny memories flash back
I would have loved to be there
And feast my eyes on thy youthful grace
An apple eve, daddy was not wrong
To have taken a humble bite
A black beauty of contours and design
Who could make the poet words fall out of line

But now taking a second look at your face
Tells a different story of worry
Has time become the thief of your former self?
No! I stubbornly did it
My rebellious acts called for screams
Causing veins to stand up in vain
A gaze at your forehead furrows
Tells a story of worry that knew no apology
But your forgiveness came
Even when not sought

Your fallen breast registers my sleeplessness
Your humbled frame registers my restlessness
So who then say Time did brush away your beauty?
I did!
Because I was glued to you better than he was
Hence:
Take my humble praise
Sweet precious mama
“No mother no home”
“No woman no comfort”
You are a mother like no other
For you deserve an everlasting salute
That must walk over a hoot and a boot!

10 comments:

Darko Antwi said...

Men who value their mothers; are likely going to have respect for women in general - and a unique adoration for their wives. Mr & Mrs Agyei-Baah's union tells it all.

So gifted a poet! Adjei, we are proud of this Michaelangelo role you've been anointed to play.

God bless you and the two important women in your life - who have mostly inspired you to write what you write.

Prince Mensah said...

Thank God for mothers and the blessings they introduce into our lives.

Kwadwo Oteng said...

Very articulate poem...like the flow of thought and the choice of words!!.. i guess your mum would be proud of you, like i am of this poem!!! Keep it up!!

Anonymous said...

Your first eight lines are simply--milk and honey.Surely Agyei beauty is timeless each brow on a mothers brow tells a tale.A tale of disappointment,despair but also of hope and happiness.
So her beauty is like a vintage wine that should be sipped,savoured,sloooowly with respect and reverence.Silverzorro.

Anonymous said...

correction---it should be each furrow on a mothers brow tells a tale.Silverzorro.

Mariska said...

Your poem shows how much you care about you mother, you stubborn goat....well done

Samuel Adjei Ntow said...

Nice one there Adjei-Baah, you have said it all with the brilliance of your pen.
Mothers are really a true gift and i can also relate to all the stubborness.
thanks for bringing it out. God Bless Mothers.

Samuel Adjei Ntow said...

Nice one there Adjei-Baah, you have said it all with the brilliance of your pen.
Mothers are really a true gift and i can also relate to all the stubbornness.
thanks for bringing it out. God Bless Mothers.

Anonymous said...

You've said it all.Mothers should be proud of you but mother will definitely say "you've really made a timely ammendment".Good work piece.

Adjei Agyei-Baah said...

Thanks very much my brethren of the pen.Having you around has always been a great pleasure.Yours comments have always come to light up my lamp at night and to oil my wheels in the day.This is something that I cherish more than silver and gold.Lets together keep on encouraging each other with our insightful comments and also avail to ourselves some of the opportunity out there, so that we can together build a poetic legacy for the younger generation and those yet to be born.Adios