Mothers of the Nation.

While men go to work, they stay home with five children and seven month’s pregnant, they move up and down the whole day looking after the children and the whole house because their love is splendid, courageous and unconditional.

They carry a human being in their bodies for 9 months. They bring pure love and happiness to each and every moving skeleton they see in the street.

These are the mothers of the nation, women who care for the nation; their intention in this world is to bring joy, peace, happiness and inspiration. They are the ones who change the world, they give birth to doctors, engineers and presidents but their abilities were never recognised.

They are like candles in a room with lights, and those candles were never allowed to shine because the light’s brightness was strong. They were put under a shadow of darkness where no light could shine, but today they are the best seas in all oceans, they are the stars that shine in the sky. They walk with pride and dignity pulling their shoulders up and saying “I am in control.” These are the mothers of the nation, women who care about the nation.

Their big hearts are being celebrated all over the world. Women who care for the nation like the late Mama Albertina Sisulu, women who fought for the nation, women like Oprah Winfrey, women who care for the nation. Those are the mothers of the nation; those are the stars that shine in the night.

The world is so blessed to have my mother, your mother, your granny, my aunty because those are the mothers of the nation, women who care for the nation.

– Dieketso Boshego (Grade 11). IkamvaYouth Ivory Park.