Iyaniwura, mother is golden,

Forged in the hearth at the great vale,

Beaten to thinness and stretched

By Eledua, the great one

That sits on a thousand rivers

And whose feet spans the whole of creation;

He made her appear fragile,

Choosing to embed her best qualities within,

So that her value is only profitable for the one

That chooses to take a good look into her heart.

Iyaniwura, mother is golden,

She was made from the finest gold

Mined at the heart of the great mountain

Located in the north on the east side

Towards the sun rising;

Her value is inestimable

And she is priceless;

She is high in tensile strength and can

Withstand heat and pressure without breaking,

She is durable- her love is ever enduring.

Iyaniwura, mother is golden

Great warriors and legends have been birthed by her

And have suckled at her breast,

Yet she is treated as a vessel of dishonor

Branded weak and of lesser value.

Iyaniwura, mother is golden,

She is a jewel, a trophy

To be worn with pride and boasted of

Great men rise and call her blessed

And sing her praises at the gates

Iyaniwura, mother is golden

He who finds her is truly favored.



Eledua- Creator



images via Flickr


18 Comments Add yours

  1. Adeleke Julianah says:

    The #WordSmith at it again!!!
    Accurately put together!
    This is quite extraordinary!
    Yes!!! #IyaniWura!
    This sure is my best for
    a while now
    Doc, words fail me.
    Wish I have the best words
    to describe you right now,
    but I’m short on words!
    Mother sure is Golden!
    When we see what mothers
    are made of, then we will
    understand how precious they are!
    I’m so glad I’m a woman.
    Wouldn’t want it any other way.
    Thanks #Topazo, for this wonderful
    and excellent piece….

    1. topazo says:

      Thanks Jules
      Mothers are the best thing to happen to planet earth!

  2. amity4 says:

    This reminds me of beautiful african poetry like “abiku.”
    I would love to share with all good mothers I know.
    Very beautifully concocted.

    1. topazo says:

      Thanks Amity…
      Let’s celebrate all mothers out there…

  3. me says:

    This has left me utterly speechless. I feel proud of my inner self, and the feeling is beautiful.

    Welldone doc! You rock, really.

    Your ma must be so proud to have you for a son. 🙂

    1. topazo says:

      Lol…you should feel proud o
      Women are God’s masterpiece
      Thanks for the kind words

  4. Hmm… Indeed, “he who finds her is truly favoured.”

    Iyaniwura, she birthed him who writes of her quintessence.

    Priceless piece man.

    1. topazo says:

      Thanks a bunch man

  5. Yemie says:

    Hmmm….Orisa b’iya o si l’aye! She’s like none other! A deity especially made to be worshipped and treated with utmost love, tenderness and care, TLC! Delicate exterior, yet her interior’s so strong, unyielding and unbending! She’s durable, can withstand just ’bout anything and everything thrown her way! With just the right amount of Tensile Strength and Strain, expertly built in by her Maker! She’s female, woman, mum; she’s beautiful, on the inside and out! She’s awesome! She’s…. moi! LMAO!

    The title, ‘Iyaniwura’ was expertly thrashed out by you Doc! I love how you worked the concept of refining gold to attain its purest form, which in itself, is a very grueling and thorough process! That surmises just how precious a mother is for me! She’s priceless and of inestimable value and a lotta thoughts went into making her ahead of the arduous tasks she’d been made to undergo, her life’s calling! So that’s little wonder really! LOL

    Every woman, and mum will definitely be serenaded by this masterpiece of a composition, I mean, I am! Well done Doc, this makes a whole world of sense! God bless your heart and soar on up you shall, by golly! LOL

    1. topazo says:

      And Yemie took the poem and rewrote it better!

  6. YinkaWuyi says:


    Ni tooto, Iya ni wura!

    Mothers are irreplaceable !

    Very well written bruh!

    I love it!

    1. topazo says:

      Thanks Yinka, mothers should be celebrated all day, all year long

  7. oscarpoems says:

    Well crafted, beautifully delivered. Each word did justice to the intended message.
    God bless our Mothers.

    1. topazo says:

      Thanks Sir.
      God bless mothers

  8. DrSwag says:

    ….Mothers are golden, so also is this lovely piece! God bless our mamas…

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