Mama Maya wrote just for me
as though she knew I would need
That hug only
a mother’s heart can give.
Phenomenal! Mama Maya says I am.
Strong and courageous! She believes I am.
Beautiful. Mama Maya thinks I am; me?
I laugh out loud just like any daughter
would at her mother’s uplifting words.
In fact I cry! for I know I believe
Mama Maya’s words.
I believe every word she said
but yet doubt every now and then.
Mama, Mama, mama
Mama Maya Angelou
through your words,
I hold my head high with pride
Like a Savannah giraffe.
For all women out there with a mother’s heart. Never stop or give up.