The Matriarch

All her life she walks strong

She fights and toil

She digs up soil


She plants good seeds

and watch them grow

Then she reaped what she sow


Her children, grand-children, great grand children

She has taught them how to love

How to trust in their Father above


From her, daughters have learnt to be mothers

And sons have learnt to be great men

who love and respect their women


Many gravitate to her

because they feel her heart

And they know the wisdom she impart


This is a woman who has seen life

Seen things change and know God’s love is never changing

She never ceases to remind us of that lest we forget


She has taught us to prayer

And gave us the strength to overcome our fear


She has empowered us with the tools

To fight the battles needed to fight

To fight for what’s right


She has given us the confidence to be soldiers in God’s army

And lead a platoon in this war

She has made us know what we are fighting for


This Matriarch, God’s grandest soldier

She has fought this war and won many battles

Now God has called her home to rest


For knowing her, has made our life truly blessed

And from her what we have learnt, we will teach

So our children’s children, God’s best they will reach




This poem is dedicated to the three Matriachs in my life, who went to be with the Lord.

Celestie Greaves (My Grandmother)

Ruby Gregg (My Great-Grandmother)

Ruth Vigo (My Adopted Grandmother and Beloved Friend)


His Word:

Likewise, teach the older women to be reverent in the way they live, not to be slanderers or addicted to much wine, but to teach what is good. 4 Then they can urge the younger women to love their husbands and children, 5 to be self-controlled and pure, to be busy at home, to be kind, and to be subject to their husbands, so that no one will malign the word of God.

Titus 2:3-5 NIV


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