Abubakar Shittu is a 22-year-old from Ilorin, Kwara State.

Our Mothers Will Smile

On a day the tree leaves will stand erect,

Facing up in their colorful green and yellow, just like the smile forming on each mother’s face, their joy knowing no bounds.

Countless calls at night, homecooked meal for her child, my mother, like yours, on that day, will smile.

As we wheel away in celebrations just as our names are called, walking majestically to the podium to be ascertained a doc, our mothers, the true heroes will look from their seats, how their efforts have paid, the late night calls – prayers in every form. 

The food and items sent 30km away and those brought in person by them, the motivation given through cash and transfers made even when for them it was hard, 

Each and every one of them will smile,

As they watch us rise high, shouting and affirming the oaths, that’ll forever make us the best of humans – live savers.

Contributor’s Bio

Abubakar Shittu is a 22-year old from Ilorin, Kwara State. When he’s not writing, he is found devouring medical texts, playing soccer, or enjoying the natural ambiance of life.

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