Tag Archive | Proverbs

What My Mama Said To Me…12

Wisdom, Mother Knows Best, Proverbs, Mother and Child

Mama said to me, baby,
you can’t stand on the ground
and be pointing up at the ripe palm nuts,

You must be willing
to get your fingers stained with oil palm
in order to enjoy its succulence.

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Jacqueline

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What My Mama Said To Me…11

Wisdom, Mother Knows Best, Proverbs, Mother and Child

Mama said to me, baby,
grumbling from Jericho to Jerusalem
is never going to make your dough rise;

not when you’ve failed
to add much-needed yeast
and to give it the required kneading.

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Jacqueline

In essence, life is more of what you put in it.

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What My Mama Said To Me…10

Wisdom, Mother Knows Best, Proverbs, Mother and Child

Mama said to me, baby,
there comes a time when
you’ll tell your goat
to stop giving its milk for free,

‘cos a neighbour
used to getting free milk
will never purchase his own goat
instead, he’ll milk more to make cheese.

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Jacqueline

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What My Mama Said To Me…9

Wisdom, Mother Knows Best, Proverbs, Mother and Child

Mama said to me, baby,
this life is a marketplace
filled with useful and useless goods,

what you fill your basket with
determines how profitable you’ll be
at the end of your purchases.

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Jacqueline

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What My Mama Said To Me…7

Wisdom, Mother Knows Best, Proverbs, Mother and Child

Mama said to me, baby,
never gripe and whine about
how heavy your cross is,

‘cos in the warehouse of crosses
you might find that
yours is the lightest of all.

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Jacqueline

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What My Mama Said To Me…6

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Mama said to me, baby,

 never make fun

of the burden borne by others,

‘cos if they perchance share their load with you,

you would find that

its weight could bend your spine.

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Jacqueline

 

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What My Mama Said To Me…4

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Mama said to me, baby if you find that you are not happy there,
never choose not to remain there in a sad state,
because you haven’t been planted like an Iroko tree.

Don’t you know that even an Iroko tree can decide to excuse itself
by choosing to rot and wither from within,
rather than suffer the insult of insolent birds?

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Jacqueline

An excerpt from my work-in-progress.

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