My daughter, my girl
Am happy you have grown
To a healthy woman you are
Your body well shaped from the food you eat
All since the time I taught you
Am glad you can smile
Even without me around you can smile.
Of age you have reached
The age to get yourself a home
A home you can care for your family
With a man we can all trust
To take good care of you
My daughter I want to see him soon.
Time is running out as fast.
You have gone to many places I know
Your schooling so good and unchallenged
So many people you have met
A good choice you can make I believe
To bring a man of care and substance
The tribe and race I won’t mind
The knowledge in you blesses you hand.
Time is moving fast
much faster for me
I can’t see far anymore
I can’t gnaw a bone anymore
My face is wrinkling, old age is here!
My fingers stiff and folding.
My daughter, help me hold my grandchild.