From Mama with Love

You have your grandmother’s skin tone
That soft caramel skin with the scent of coconut oil
That glistens every time the ocean touches it

You have your grandmother’s legs
With the strength to walk mountains
And the ability to be walk on your own

You have your great grandfather’s face
A face that has the heart for his people
And the authority of an island chief

But my dearest daughter
You may have all the makings of your island people
But you have your mother’s courage
The fighting spirit of your warrior ancestors

And like your name Samukeu
The second born daughter from the mountains who now lives near the ocean
Is what makes you beautiful, my daughter

By Sahmukeu




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