Lot’s wife for a reason wanted to linger
For she was soon beginning to miss  Sodom and Gomorrah
But He had told them,  “Run to the mountain
“And do not look back,  for certain”
But the desires of Sodom brought her to a halt
She  looked back and  became a pillar of salt


Sometimes it seems the world can give something better
But I want to cling to you forever
I want to remain under your banner
For your love than anything of this world is better


Draw me away with you
When the world seeks to hold me like glue
Draw me away with you
Let us run together
Yoke me forever to you
Let us work the fields together
My soul longs for you
In your love let me fall deeper


Away with you
Let me rise; let me run
Let us dance under the light of the moon
Let me hear your voice
Let me love your name which is perfume
Let me always love you
And not this world which gives nothing  good
Draw me away with you
And in the clefts of the rock
Let your sweet words  saturate my thoughts


(Based on Song of Songs 1:4a)


Happy Mothers’ Day to all the amazing women and mothers in the world! 

​​2 years ago, I wrote a poem  for the  Orca Mother’s Day Poetry Challenge which I  dedicated to my mum Mrs.  Faustina Budu-Arthur.  And guess what?  My poem won!  

And on this day as we celebrate mothers,  I’ll share the poem again just to say Happy Mothers’  Day to all mothers.😍👩



I remember the times when out of exuberance

I would rebel and your love I would repel

I remember my moments of ‘Mum, I know it all’

And thus,  your counsel I wouldn’t take at all


Yet, through it all

Your smiles never faded

Your prayers never receded

Your discipline always guided

Your tenderness still engirded 



Your love has been like a brilliant glow

Like a river there hasn’t ever been  a dwindle in its flow

Like music there hasn’t  ever been a decrease in it’s tempo

Your love, so full and colorful as the rainbow

With each color as a facet of motherhood; so deep as marrow


Mum knows best; Mum smiles best

Mum laughs best; Mum cries best

Mum loves best; Mum counsels best

For mum is just the best! 




Is a mother’s love


With the dawning of the Sun and its birthing 
With the sheet-creased wrinkles and the stretching 

She opens the window of her heart

 As she smiles at the rays that illuminate the sky

In hope that the day would bring her Shining  armoured Knight 

After that long lone dark-filled night 


She longs to be adorned in the colour of Snow

Running her fingers through her hair she fastens her bow

She looks into the mirror to see if she has still her purity and her glow

She winks at herself knowing that when he comes his mind she would blow

With her love, her sweetness and the beauty of her soul.

But,  she suddenly turns sad

As she looks over the walls to the outside 

Many other suitors wanting to get her attention

And her eyes, her ears; her flesh seem to want to respond to their invitations

The fact that she did not know when the Knight of her heart would come even heightens her confusion 

And she wonders if her choice to wait would only end as an illusion. 

Yet…something on the inside tells her “relax”

That though it might tarry it would definitely come to pass

So she puts on that smile again 

She washes down, and continues to put the house of her heart in order again

For she knows that the best is definitely worth the wait 

And until he comes she will continue to get ready as she waits for the day

On which she will put on the colour of Snow and the veil .