Thursday, 18 April 2013


I listened to her
So old
So frail
I could feel the breeze hit me
A fountain of knowledge
No…she was an ocean of wisdom
The waves were strong but calm
The waves hit my alert sense
I opened up my inner being
I left it wide open
The breeze was warm but cool on my face
I let her words flow in
I watched her lips move
She was old and wise
I was hypnotized by her words
Her voice…oh so calm
I indulged
I listened
I was filled
It was an overflow
She has stopped talking
I was still under the spell of wisdom
I blinked
I closed the pathway
And parted my lips
All I could say was, “Thank you Mama!”
My head was full
My heart was warmly heavy
I felt older
I prostrated before this tower of wisdom
She blessed me
She smiled and I left
It was a powerful encounter
Wisdom in human form
I walked away
A head full
A heavy heart
A wiser me

By Sylvia Chika

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