Iya Rere

Iya Rere

A hymn to a Mother

A song for a Solace

Rendered by a sojourner

In this vale of tears.


Conceived in a womb as pure

Betrothed to a man so pure

So to conceive a virgin Son

Of a virgin mother’s womb.


Soaring above the clouds

With an Ivory crown of lauds

Extolled above the seraph

And to the earth, a purity’s glyph.


A son’s best parting gift

To a race so strength bereft

Whose hails to her should resound

As her love to all abound.


Though wicked men blaspheme

Good Christian men must esteem

The glories of her purity

The honours of her charity.


And on this day* of her coronation

Shall we not render an adoration?

To a Lady of the great litany, deserving a dulia

Queen of Nigeria!


*August 22, 2013.

8 thoughts on “Iya Rere” by Jo (@josephoguche)

  1. Wonderful ode to mothers.Iya ni Wura. Well done sir.

    1. Jo (@josephoguche)

      Thanks bro … ! :) @sambrightomo

  2. Thanks Joseph for celebrating Our Lady’s day with words.
    Lovely. She does smile on you, and on us.
    Well done. $ß.

    1. Jo (@josephoguche)

      Thanks @sibbylwhyte … She’s a mother so dear … !

  3. @josephoguche, Wonderful poem to a precious gem… Nice poem! Thought profane tho’…. Either ways, it’s a really a good poem!
    Don’t stop writing Joe!

    1. Jo (@josephoguche)

      Thanks for the kind words bro @Kleavajimcy

  4. Mothers day anthem shey?

    Well said!

    1. Jo (@josephoguche)

      Thanks bro @Afronuts … for the BVM and all mothers who model after her.

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