Pain and Discomfort

I wasn’t feeling well for over a month.
I had a stomach ache,
And was feeling down all the time.
My mother took me to see a doctor when I told her.
After he examined me, he said,
“There’s nothing wrong with you.
Eat well,
And stop eating food that isn’t home-cooked.”

A month later,
I got my period.
I didn’t understand what it was at first.
I called out for mama.
She laughed, and said,
“So, is this why you haven’t been feeling well for a month?”
I still didn’t understand anything.
She stayed with me,
And explained everything to me.
I’m 26 now,
And she still pampers me when I get my period.
May God protect her.

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