My Biography

kemigisa
Posted September 15, 2020 from Uganda

My Biography

 

This is how my biography shall read

Axora, son of Kagaga

A woman of stature

Born to nurture

 

Not a risk did she shun

Not a freak at the biggest fracture

The misstep of love—

That left the tiny infant in her lone care.

 

To God she gave the glory

Not to fall prey to the stares that said sorry

Instead she doubled her care

To fend for her precious bundle of joy

To cradle for life!

 

Those cuddles I shall forever cherish

And the strict eye of discipline,

So too, the smiling node of approval;

Not forgetting the wide grin to festival

As we now celebrate the accolades of Axora

The son for the woman of stature

Whose name I’m happy to add to mine!

 

Axora Kagaga

I shall now be called

In honour of that woman of stature

Who gave her all so that I

The fruit of her love

Could rise to be who I am!

 

Mother, woman of stature, I salute you!

This story was submitted in response to From Poetry to Paintings .

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Nini Mappo
Sep 15, 2020
Sep 15, 2020

Hello Kemigisa,
I love your bond with your child, your resilience as a mother, your tenderness, your thankfulness that silenced the self pity. Yes, cuddles are the best! Thank you for sharing the beauty in your life with us.

kemigisa
Sep 15, 2020
Sep 15, 2020

Thank you Nini! While writing this poem I was thinking of that boy who grows up looking up to their mom, while the dad is absent somewhere! Thanks again for your wonderful comments

maeann
Sep 15, 2020
Sep 15, 2020

Kemigisa Hi :) How are you? I like how you put you're biography on a powerful poem. You have vividly wrote a very loving and caring woman you are. Thank you for sharing, you are a Mother, a woman of stature...

kemigisa
Sep 15, 2020
Sep 15, 2020

Thank you Maeann, your comments give me motivation to keep writing poems to express my feelings and views! Stay blessed

Karen Quiñones-Axalan
Sep 22, 2020
Sep 22, 2020

Hello, Kemigisa,

Welcome back to World Pulse! How have you been? This is such a lovely poem. What does Axora Kagaga mean? I love this description, dear,
"A woman of stature
Born to nurture"
We salute you, too! Please continue to write your stories here. We love to know more about you!

kemigisa
Jan 26
Jan 26

Dear Karen, Axora means one who finds Kagaga means beautiful.
Thanks for your positive comments dear. Stay blessed

You're welcome, Axora Kagaga. <3 You are beautiful. :)

Sabiha Hasan
Sep 29, 2020
Sep 29, 2020

Beautiful...

kemigisa
Jan 26
Jan 26

Thanks!

Beth Lacey
Nov 10, 2020
Nov 10, 2020

This is so heartwarming.

kemigisa
Jan 26
Jan 26

Thanks! Stay blessed Beth

Keturah Shammah
Dec 08, 2020
Dec 08, 2020

His KEMIGISA,

And I said also to you "Mother, woman of stature, I salute you"!

kemigisa
Jan 26
Jan 26

A very uplifting comment you've sent me dear Kabahenda. Stay blessed!

kemigisa
Jan 26
Jan 26

And I salute you back! Stay blessed!

KABAHENDA KIGGUNDU
Dec 15, 2020
Dec 15, 2020

My dear Kemigisa,

What a touching and powerful poem. You succinctly capture the nurture, love and care of a selfless and devoted mother, the happiness and satisfaction of a job well accomplished.

"Woman of stature," I am happy for your reward-"the honour" of being the mother of an accomplished son!

May the "accolades of Axora" continue to bring you more honour, pride and joy. Happy motherhood.