An entry in The Crocodile Prize
Kina Securities Award for Poetry
A poem dedicated to my mom, pictured at right
A heart that never ceases to care,
Over the years this loving,
Beautiful, supportive, and emotional
Heart gave me the physical need and care I needed.
It is still at my side, to know that her child is in good health.
This heart feels the pain her child feels.
The child that lived in her womb for nine months.
This heart extends its love as the family grows.
The heart that travelled to a faraway land in the name of education.
Age and race was not a deal to this heart.
This heart felt black in the middle of the whites.
To an Australian-Hungarian family, this heart was taken as a family member.
This heart took up the responsibility of looking after her five siblings when dad suddenly passed away way back in 1972.
Thus, this heart sacrificed her eagerness to further her education in down south to a Certificate in Primary Teaching.
This heart, a lifesaver to her younger siblings began her professional journey in the long road of Teaching.
In this heart’s life journey of teaching, she began her journey with her new family in the year 1980 when she met her soul mate.
This heart journeyed through a rough road of family life.
This was not a deal either.
She was blessed with six beautiful children, equally three beautiful daughters and three handsome sons.
The heart currently has space for three beautiful grannies.
A heart that cries, when her child cries,
Laughs when her child smiles.
Is none other than the heart of my beautiful and beloved Mom, Mrs Agnes Rita Kaai Maineke.
My Mother’s heart forever beating with the situation,
Love you, Mom, you captured me to put this up.