Mother;A Cradle to Hold Me

It is true


I was created in you.


It is also true


That you were created for me.


I owned your voice.


It was shaped and tuned to soothe me.


Your arms were molded


Into a cradle to hold me, to rock me.


The scent of your body was the air


Perfumed for me to breathe.




During those early, dearest days


I did not dream that you had


A large life which included me,


For I had a life


Which was only you.


Time passed steadily and drew us apart.


I was unwilling.


I feared if I let you go


You would leave me eternally.


You smiled at my fears, saying


I could not stay in your lap forever


That one day you would have to stand


And where would I be?


You smiled again.


I did not.


Without warning you left me,


But you returned immediately.


You left again and returned,


I admit, quickly,


But relief did not rest with me easily


You left again, but again returned.


You left again, but again returned.


Each time you reentered my world


You brought assurance.


Slowly I gained confidence.


You thought you knew me,


But I did know you,


You thought you were watching me,


But I did hold you securely in my sight,


Recording every moment,


Memorizing your smiles, tracing your frowns.


In your absence


I rehearsed you,


The way you had of singing


On a breeze,


While a sob lay


At the root of your song.


The way you posed your head


So that the light could caress your face


When you put your fingers on my hand


And your hand on my arm,


I was struck with a sense of health,


Of strength and very good fortune.


You were always


The heart of happiness to me,


Bringing nougats of glee,


Sweets of open laughter.


During the years when you knew nothing


And I knew everything, I loved you still.


Condescendingly of course,


From my high perch


Of teenage wisdom.


I grew older and


Was stunned to find


How much knowledge you had gleaned,


And so quickly.


Mother I have learned enough now


To know I have learned nearly nothing;.


On this day


When mothers are being honored,


Let me thank you


That my selfishness, ignorance, and mockery


Did not bring you to


Discard me like a broken doll


Which had lost its favor.


I thank you that


You still find something in me


To cherish, to admire, and to love.


I thank you, Mother.


I love you.

By Maya Angelou


Hug Me


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Hug me and I will cuddle you,

In my darkest fear, I need you,

In my happiest moment, I love you

My shoulders are yours,

Not just when you cry,

I will always be here,

Not just when you’re lonely,

My heart is always yours,

Even when I hurt you the most,

In my lap you can sleep,

All night I will sing,

For my happiness is yours,

As for my life I swore,

Forever is his presence,

Together we shall live.



Written by Felix Massinda

Thank You Mama.


Photo Credit | Chris Dondo

As I am aging, your life becomes more vivid

As your grey hair grow everyday

I get more reasons to Say Thank you mama.


Through childhood, I took life for advantage

Never questioned what you had to go through

To take care of the three of us,


Our naughty and blocked ears hurt you

Our arrogance broke your heart

Yet, you kept us safe and your love blossomed


Not until I started depending on my own

I started realizing what you had gone through to make us who we are.

Three of us today are the product of your love

Testimony of your strength

Love of your own Love.


You made us LOVE of your own,

Today, You’re the Love of my Life

You had been yes, but I never realized it.


Today, my family stands out

Your grandson and granddaughter live to see us

In your image, we are proud



I say thank you, you installed walls of wisdom

Knowledge of God and a tender heart in my life

That has rescued our life in many instances

Without even realizing it.


Today I say thank you mama.

For all the Love, strength and Family you gave us.


May your life continue to be our Strength.

May your Life bless us through every moment.


Thank you mama.


"Psalm 23"




With Love.Red heart

Felix Massinda.

Stand Tall


Breathing, looking, feeling and walking
Deciding, choosing, living and talking
Just like a developing child; an adolescent learning
Just like an endless beginning a genuine yearning

Independent, supported or alone
Beg, borrow, or maybe one day I’ll even own
There is definitely a light and it is calling me
Close my eyes spread my wings and I will fly free

No more shame, pretend, cheap smiles and lies
No more ifs, buts, maybes or whys?
Who are you? What do you want? How do you sleep?
I know now I am not your possession to abuse and keep

You were right, it’s dramatic, and all for show
But it was you in the lead role, so desperate to grow
Like a parasite you tried to consume and destroy my life
Like a human being I tried to be your partner, friend and wife

Go back to where you came from; it is what you do best
Go back to being nothing,; an annoying little pest
And when you get there be sure look up high
Can you see me beaming brightly, lighting up the sky

Each night I am reminded that you are evil, selfish and vile
Each night I am reminded how lucky I am, blessed and smile
You should see them now you’ve gone; happy, confident and born again
All their own work, they erased you and survived any pain

It was much easier than I thought; you can’t miss what was never there
But unlike you, I did feel true love, I wanted to grow, experience and share
What a waste, a pointless thought and an unwanted gift
All you saw was credibility, an excuse and blame to shift

It is getting closer, that beautiful light calling me
Close my eyes spread my wings and I am flying free
It’s over, just give up and please let us be
Never again imprisoned, now and forever I’m holding the key

Your self-pity and fairy tales fall on deaf ears
Your stories and lies create no sympathy tears
One by one everyone is hearing the truth
T.R.U.T.H. comes with real evidence and proof

I swear this is the final night you will give me no sleep
There’s no master plan or cunning revenge for me to reap
You are a lonely little man, idiot, bully, gambling fool
You’ve lost again; tough guy but I’ve got it all
Do you feel small?
Pathetic and cruel
Down, down you fall
At last I am standing tall
…We’ve got it all

Written by a Poet | Hafifa Bahfif

The Beauty of Your Heart


I stretch my hands at a distance

Hoping to reach your hand

I look at you from a distance

Hoping to catch your beauty

I let my heart open

For you to require no code

Looking at you before I sleep

Waking up next to you

Dream about you when I am with you

Peace with you is a life I need to live with you


So many things might have come along

Shaking the walls of our love

Destroy the colors of the heart

Kills the light we have built for years

I won’t let that happen

I belong to you


I am yours even when the world turns black

Won’t matter a bit if you take all of me

Because alone I am incomplete

The part of me that needs your presence

Is bigger than I expected

You have concurred my heart

With the beauty of your smile

Tender care and beauty heart

I am yours


I would stand in a crowd

With your love, I shall still

Manifesting it all

Shy shall never prevent me

For all strength I have come from you

I shall always be grateful


Together we are composed

Within ourselves we fit every bit

The loudness of the world becomes our strength

And the waves of all shall set us a way

Attached hearts we are

Inseparable we are

Within the love we shine

Forever is our life

For a family we are strong

For eternity we are one.

Written by Felix Massinda