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That’s My Mother

A flash of lightening in her smile,
That’s my Mother.
Perfected buiniga, a Tekiteki in her ear,
That’s my Mother.
A bold rep lip, a spray of perfume,
That’s my Mother.
An elegant glide in 6 inch heels,
That’s my Mother.
An earl grey tea with half a sugar,
That’s my Mother.
Wine because, “It’s 6 o’clock somewhere in the world”
That’s my Mother.
A twist on the dance floor, a raised hand in worship,
That’s my Mother.
“That’s what I think, and that’s what I said”
That’s my Mother.
An Air Pacific uniform, or a Sunday school teacher,
That’s my Mother.
A corporate executive, or a community social worker,
That’s my Mother.
“If I have to get on a plane, no ocean is too far luvequ”,
That’s my Mother.
A friend, a sister, or the kindness of a stranger,
That’s my Mother.
“A man is not a plan”,
That’s my Mother.
Humour, wit, class and brains
That’s my Mother.
Poise, style, forgiveness and grace
That’s my Mother.
Strength, dignity, love and taste
That’s my Mother.
Fire and warmth, that’s never ever late,
That’s my Mother.
Adoration on my lips, Tekiteki in my heart,
That’s my Mother.

Happy Mother’s Day Atelaite Tekiteki Lawadua, my Mother.

-Dodo

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