Mother – Author Kesau’c N. Hill

Mother? Mother is a nation.

Her womb is the translation of

GOD’S mercy; her wisdom holds

up the sky like warm hands, rain

washing tears aside.


Now I see how heaven rest at her

feet. She’s the nurse that nurtures

the earth like new birth;

life is at her breast and our rest

is upon her shoulders often times

with no one to hold her.


She is the origin of humanity

and a cure for our insanities, her

body fashioned perfectly.

Home is beautiful because she

makes it be, she creates it, see?


She claimed it.

Called it by name like she named it

& she is as black as the space that holds

the stars in place with hair that grows

according to her space so give her space to.


She’s essential, indispensable like Imani

means FAITH and faith warms the space

that most people worship in like mother is

the name for GOD on every babe’s

lips worshipping, and she takes it all in

like it’s worth it, man!


Her way is the way of a MOTHER,

and sometimes we’re in the way as

men; so, take each day to honor your mother

as if she’s your way into heaven.


© Kesau’c N. Hill

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16797883_740202076158170_3350406013219101455_oAbout the Author

Kesau’c N. Hill is an ex-gang member who, at the age of sixteen, was convicted of murder and sentenced to serve 15-years to Life in the California Department of Corrections. Fighting became a lifestyle that would accompany the gang world deathstyle. However, he would soon be mentored by an English teacher named John Murphy who saw past his tough guy exterior into something explosively creative.

He introduced him to the art of poetry and the power of the spoken word. He’d use that power to his advantage when his life serving Life became too difficult to bear. By defiantly writing poetry all over his prison cell walls “meaning” and “Passion” was discovered, hope and a sound vision was realized. Quite literally, poetry saved his life.

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