Legacy Of Honour

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 The hot African sun shone in all its ferocious splendour, casting a glow on the darkened skin of the woman hoeing and pulling weeds in the corn farm, she stood briefly to stretch her back as her bones screech in protest.

 In faraway India, the tired feminine figure trudged on, pulling the heavy load of rice and in New York, Annabel typed furiously in her cubicle, her manager casting surreptitious glances in her direction. However, her mind was on Michael, her two month old son, whom she dropped in her mother’s house on her way to work. She returned early from maternity leave after her husband’s redundancy, her salary was all they lived on.

In Nigeria, Victoria raced home, her brown face squeezed together like a wrinkled orange. Friends brought her seventeen year old daughter from university, plagued with a mysterious illness. Victoria’s eyes redden with tears, her heart beating like a banjo drum, though she has nine children, the thought of losing one was simply unbearable.

Two weeks later, her daughter was strong enough and she went back to campus but the next morning, Victoria stood in front of her daughter’s hostel, hoping to catch a glimpse of her. When the daughter saw Victoria, she flew into her arms.

”Mummy, why are you here?’

”I wanted to be sure you’re alright!’ Victoria said and joy surged in her heart when she saw her daughter’s healthy countenance.

The daughter smiled and bade her mother farewell. Victoria left the campus and went back to work.

Victoria is my mother and here I am today, well and strong, my mother always feared for my life, I can’t blame her. I was very sickly while growing up. To all great mothers, women, girls everywhere, I salute you in honour. Let us all leave a legacy worth mentioning to generations yet unborn.

Thanks for reading, and to our men folks, you complete us!

Much love, always!

35 comments on “Legacy Of Honour

  1. Jueseppi B. says:

    Reblogged this on The ObamaCrat.Com™ and commented:
    Happy International Women’s Day Ms. seyisandradavid.

  2. Oh Seyi, this touched me to the core. My mother made me what I am today. 🙂 Well done 🙂

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thank you, I hope we can be better than our mothers, to emulate their goodness and improve on their weaknesses! Thanks for stopping by, I was reading your poem when I saw the star flash on my reader! Have a great weekend!
      Much love! 🙂

  3. RoSy says:

    Victoria is a strong name. That’s why I named one of my daughter’s Victoria 😉
    Blessings to you, your mother & all the women around the world!

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thank you Rosy, blessings to you too and I wish you success in all you do! My love to Victoria your daughter, she would be a great woman, just like her mother.
      Love always! 🙂

  4. marvaseaton says:

    Great article I liked it! Happy International Women’s Day to you!

  5. Well said. Nice post. Hooray to all the mamas and papas out there.

  6. Mrs Yemisismart Adeyemi says:

    Oh, that almost moved me to tears. What a loving mother. A shout out to all great mothers nd women of the world. Lets keep on being strong for those around us.

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thank you ma’am, I appreciate your kind comment. You are one of my examples of a great woman, God would bless and keep all that is yours!
      Much love ma! 🙂

  7. A wonderful post. Thank you so much.

  8. Anita's Blog says:

    Very nice! God bless!!

  9. Uzoma says:

    A very touching piece, sis. Mothers-good ones-share on thing in common-goodness to family and society. You mum reminds me of mine too. She doesn’t mind traveling all the way from home to see me at the faintest hint of sickness. I’m proud of you mum too. Genes don’t lie–that’ why you are such a wonderful woman and mother. Happy IWD to you all.

    • Seyi sandra says:

      Thanks dear brother, my mum can be aptly described as an Amazon but very very kind, we’re both lucky I guess. I think most mothers are like that anyway. Thanks for your visit, it’s always appreciated! My love to your mum!!!
      Blessings. 🙂

  10. petit4chocolatier says:

    Beautiful post!

  11. Hugs!! The ending brought me shivers. I love my mother dearly and the bond between mother and daughter is precious. Wonderful xx

  12. seanbidd says:

    Beautiful, the parallel introductions made the words even more captivating as the narrative flowed in the last thread, and the tale, love…

  13. writingthebody says:

    Yes as everyone has said, this is an inspiring post, reflecting on mothers….who give so much. Mine did as well…thank you

  14. Mother – the strongest pillar of one’s life. I fell blessed that I am with her.
    Thanks for penning this wonderful article. Keep up the good work!
    Meanwhile, can you check a short story by me?
    Please, its just a ten-minute read about a boy who met his school-crush after many years and how things unfolded afterwards. http://yourstoryclub.com/short-stories-love/funny-love-story-met-her-in-bank/

  15. Harold Green says:

    Extremely touching and beautiful Seyi. Thank you.

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