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My Late Mother's Photos Transition
This is written in remembrance of my late mother, Deaconess Felicia Ogundare who though in pain, physical and psychological, but kept on living against all odds.
However, when she felt the power of love has dwindled she has no reasons to fight death again and after reascertaining her husband's love (Elder Richard Ogundare, my father) for her she slept in the Lord on 18th June, 2015.
It is my believe that one or two readers of this article will equally find these observations applicable to them (or may have passed through similar thing) when they see their loved ones yet hanging on to life against all odds because of the power of love and or remember the loved ones who hang on to life to see them because of the power of love and would die in their arms afterwards after knowing they are dying on their lovers arms.
Power of Love 4
Let the weak say "I am strong" so says one
Of the ancient prophets in his poetry. This shows
The power of love at work in the life of anyone
Who though weak says "I am strong"
A one time feeble persons when they find love and
Are genuinely loved by the person they loved
Discover that their weaknesses disappear
Because of power of love working in them and
Shall say "I am strong"
Though the health of somebody who is in love
May be failing yea falling apart but the power of love at
Work in their inner person makes them strong
Therefore the utterance "I am strong"
People may be pitying them because of the physiological
Changes noticed about their health, but power of love makes
Them have no regrets whatsoever, thence the rhetoric"I am strong"
Though physically their mien may reveal sorrow because
Of the pains and anguish they are passing through but in their
Hearts they have indescribable joy because of power of love
In them yea they say, "I am strong"
Pain as hard as it tries would not be able to snuff their
Spirits out of their flesh because of power of love for they have
Reasons to hang on - their lovers - therefore they say "I am strong"
What kills the weak easily is not the pain but knowing
That the person they loved and trusted no longer loves nor trusts
Them, this makes the power of love die in them and
They see no reason to hang on to life again nor to
Say, "I am strong"
Outsiders utterances and beliefs have no serious
Impact on them but their lovers utterances and beliefs
Have impacts on their hearts, keeping them strong
Or pushing their minds to state of unconsciousness
Even before it happened thence they say "I am strong"
When outsiders see them they cannot but
Marvel at the changes on their erstwhile frail
Bodies and failing health, wondering what
Is it still keeping them alive even against all
Odds but on knowing that it is power of love
At work they also say yea they are forsooth strong
When and where there is synchronization of
Love in the hearts of lovers, balanced love in
Their hearts, death will flee though weak in
Body however power of love keeps them alive
Thence they continue to say "I am strong"
Finding love yea being loved back by the person
One loves keeps hope and faith alive in feeble
Bodies because of power of love, therefore
They will say "I am strong"
© 2021 OLUSEGUN
OLUSEGUN (author) from NIGERIA on August 19, 2021:
Thanks. I am elated to hear you enjoyed reading through this. Saddened to hear that your mum (of blessed memory) was a widow for years. It's traumatizing lossing loved ones...Thanks for your comment Pamela.
Pamela Oglesby from Sunny Florida on August 18, 2021:
My family situation is a bit different. My mother was a widow for many years, then she passed away in June, 2019.
I enjoyed reading your poem, and the pictures of your mother are very good, Olusegun.