My mother abandoned me on the road,
Left me clotheless, famished and homeless.
My stepmother came to me like a dawn,
Brushed me, and made me her child as I was dodgy.
She raised me well, I never troubled her,
So did she? I honour her mothering,
She breast-fed me, gave me the warm heart
I needed. We were relishing as thick as thieves.
She taught me how to crawl, today I can walk.
All mothers take your lead, take all your journey.
Your bravery means to my life.