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Wednesday, September 16, 2009


Have you ever felt like there's so much you want to write that you end up not writing at all? That's how I feel right now. Been wanting to just let it all out but I can't for the life of me figure out what to write first. Time to make a list I suppose!


I did not know how to talk to you

So I left my diary for you

I used to wonder if you loved me

'Cos you always chided me

My young mind thought it was hatred

But you wanted to keep my heart sacred

I like how you used to pray over me

And gently admonish me

Now I'm a lot older

I hope I am definitely wiser

If only I could be, MAMA,

Half the woman you are!


yankeenaijababe said...

Writer's block is the name of what you experienced, it happens to everyone once a this short post dedicated to mum, I used to feel like that as well.

Sweetnothin' said...

your words capture the relationship i use to have with my mom. Now i know better and its not too late.

Maxine said...

@YNC- Thanks! Hmm..not sure if that is writers block.I think writers block is more the inability to write or produce new work due to lack of inspiration etc. Mine is more like an overwhelming amount of things I want to write...hehe

@Sweetnothin'- Mama's sure are the best. I hope someday our daughters will think we're amazing too:)

Nana Yaw Asiedu said...

Great writing. I think I tried to write one once. Of course, reading your piece shows me what a failure my own poem was.

Esi W. Cleland said...

Yeah, we live and learn don't we? I used to think i wanted to be nothing like my mamma but now i recognise more of herself in me and wish i had even more of her strength. As they say, small girls are young.

Shels said...

OH i know what u mean...about havin so much to write that u end up not writing at all....

yup mothers r d best.


Awww, this is so sweet, makes me miss my mother.

Sankofa said...

Just take it one at a time. When I feel like this I like to create "draft" posts so I know what I want to talk about in the future and to get some things out of my head. We're here to read them when they come!

Maxine said...

@NYA- The things you do for my ego!
@Esi- Small girls are young indeed!hehe
@Shels- Thanks kindred spirit :)
@September- Call your mama up, girl!
@Sankofa- Thanks for reading! I'm humbled:)

yankeenaijababe said...

Am calling it writer's lazy block..ha ha. I sometimes want to write so much but then I get lazy to

Enjoy ur weekend.