She dreamt she dared and conquered.
She worked, her prayers were answered

Natives and locals she did love,
Not wanting the children to go back above

They talked, worked against but she strived
Through criticisms, she ensured they survived
Twin births, the pains of their mother
She had come to say never bother

With great efforts, she really toiled
That the joy of mothers would go unspoiled.
With her face of hope
Twin children can now cope

She wasn’t a negro
But she helped and became our hero
She came and stopped the command “Slay All”
Today her name still rings, she’s Mary Slessor.

– Ruth Diyan’ Ebe
(5th March 2007)

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  • Very beautiful poem!

    • RuthsBlog

      Thank you, so much.

  • Somehow I missed this, just saw the one for today and realized that I did not read this!! I like this a lot? Good job as always, btw.. I nominated you for the liebster award…

    • RuthsBlog

      Yaaaaaaaaaaaaaay! My first nomination ever ???. Thanks for always reading. Don’t stop ?????