Happy Mother’s Day everyone! For indeed WE are all mothers; blessed with unique buds, seeds and fruits, bearing children, hopes, dreams, gifts, talents, abilities, light and love. May we birth them all in this lifetime, to God’s glory and share them with the world within and around us!
-Juliet ‘Kego Ume-Onyido
Co-Founder, Whole Woman Network (WWN)
(In celebration of Mother’s Day): FLOETRY – “Bridget’s Daughter”
To she who bore me within Idi-Araba’s walls of love-soaked pain
To she who bore my pain and turned my face to the sunny rays
To she whose image appears when I dream of HIS unconditional love
To she who cradled and infused me with love,
Long, long before I knew who love is and what love was.
To she who taught me in sacred silence; by simply being,
Showed me the veiled symphony of life’s mystery through the ages
The blessed, ephemeral trinity and the eternal truth known only to sages
that HE’s not found in walled spaces but in the spaces between the spaces,
of both form and formless, high and lowly strangers and familiar faces….
To she who guided my path to the divine, sacred tabernacle within
To she who lived by the light of the holy mystics and soul-spirits
To she who dances still with angels, to silent rhythms of heavenly strings
To she whose embrace, abiding blessing brings
To she whose lips, an eternal song of wisdom sings
To she who taught me the beauty of words;
written, spoken, unspoken, sung and unsung
To she who gifted me her voice and wings
Until I was ready to soar with mine
To she who shone bright in the shadows,
and so gave me permission to shine
Of the many roles, titles, names and path that I’d ever take
Celebrate this profound truth to me, my life force; the real koko of my mata
Join me in a love-soaked salute to she whose seed I am honoured to be
Blessed to bear this badge of honour, forever and a full day,
in this lifetime, to be called BRIDGET’s Daughter!