I got good news and did this little piece to celebrate it. Read and see the subject. Glory to God, the Maker of heaven and earth, who answers prayer. He is worthy of my praise! May He give you and your family many reasons to celebrate too in this year in Jesus’ name.


You cannot tell the joy I feel
To hear your shrill and piercing cry
I know it’s not that you are ill
But Mama wants to scrub you clean

I really long to carry you
But phone calls will suffice for now
To see you stretch and hear you coo
Will melt my heart and make my day

I hereby join your dad and mum
To thank God you’ve safely arrived
I’m your aunty and I say, “Welcome”
You are truly loved and will always be

Ⓒ Edith Ugochi Ohaja 2017

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I am a university lecturer. I teach Mass Communication, mostly writing courses like Feature and Interpretative Writing, Magazine Article Writing and News Writing, and let’s just say I’ve been doing this for a long time. As you have probably guessed, I am a born-again Christian.
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116 thoughts on “AUNTY SAYS, “WELCOME!” (POEM)

  1. Amen! May you also have more reasons to celebrate… Thank you for this wonderful piece Aunty.You are loved and blessed!


    • Thank you, Roberta! The joy is truly great, glory to God! Have a beautiful weekend and be richly blessed in Jesus’ name.

  3. Aunty,you always know the best words to use.I wish I can be getting inspiration like you. Thank God for the good news

    • Yes, oh, glory to His name. As for inspiration, the Bible says if anyone lacks wisdom, he should ask God who gives generously. So, go for it, my dear!

  4. I assume this to mean the joy that comes with the birth of a new baby. But let us not forget in the course of revelry the need to implant in the new baby the seed of the gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ. For the bible says, “Teach a child the way he should go and when he is grown, he will never depart from it”. As parents, we dare not neglect our spiritual roles and obligations to a child simply because he is still little or that he or she is the only child.

      • Every lines created a picture in my mind as I read the poem. I could see the little baby stretching her hands to you, forming fists, like they could punch a million hearts. Her lovely face, so cute, with tears rolling down her succulent chic. Wow! Such a lovely creature.
        I celebrate this moment with you ma. Congrats

  5. If my guess is right its about the birth of a baby. Let me reveal my deepest open secret. My dream is to one day hold my own daughter in my hands as she comes into this world. God I pray I don’t cry

    • Where is the secret in that one kwanu, Ononso? And you’ll probably cry. The miracle of a seeing a baby born is often too much for most people. Bless you!

  6. I love the poem, it depicts love. Congratulations to u, Ma, and may this blessing bring more blessings to come.

  7. Remember kids are like empty room; it will always look the way you arrange it. This calls for the need to set him on the right track of life.

    • Good advice, thank you! You notice I didn’t indicate the sex. Both male and female are wonderful gifts from God and they should be equally treasured.

  8. Congratulations to u too ma.. You are a blessing to your generation and the younger generation.. God bless you..

    • What a sweet and kind to say, Osmond! I really appreciate it. May you be celebrated by your mates and others too in Jesus’ name.

  9. i also feel joyful whenever the arrival of a new born baby is announced…this poem reminds me of such times

  10. Awww this is such a sweet poem. We’ll all see our children’s children in Jesus name, amen.

  11. Indeed it’s the Lord’s doing and i also say congratulations for your arrival child. I want to take this opportunity to congratulate our good mummy in Christ for all the motivational words you have been ministering to us. I pray the good Lord to continue to bless and protect you, in Jesus name.

  12. Indeed it’s the Lord’s doing and I also say congratulations for your arrival, child, and I want to use this opportunity to congratulate our mummy in Christ for all the motivational words you are ministering to us. may the good Lord continue to bless and protect you.

  13. Glory to God Aunty for the baby. I wish you more blessings from the Lord. I wish good health to the mother. God bless you.

  14. A child is to all and it is the highest gift any man can achieve in life. nothing can be compared to that, not even wealth. that is why the birth of a child is always celebrated. aunty has done a wonderful thing by welcoming a child into the world. it’s really exciting, I equally say welcome.

  15. Children are blessings!
    They bring laughter and joy to their parents and people alike.
    Nice lines ma, everything be rhyming o!

  16. Aaaaawwwwnnnn really nice wish I could adopt this poem for my new niece lol.
    children are a form of blessing to families by God they bring joy happiness and everything good to families we thank God for the gift of children.

  17. Babies bring so much joy and love to families. Congratulations to all the new parents out there and a bigger congratulations to you Aunty Edith!!

  18. Reading this poem alone has given me the opportunity to share in your joy. May God keep, bless and sustain this lovely child, Amen

  19. Congratulations ma on the little one’s arrival and i can only imagine the great joy he will bring not just to mother and father but also to friends and well wisher. a baby’s arrival is beautiful and it is a joy i pray that anyone who desires it should encounter. dear baby, i pray you grow up in grace and bask in the atmosphere of love that will surround you as we all join hands to say: welcome baby and grow well. i love you.

  20. All glory and praise to almighty God for blessing this family with a special gift like this. Children are the joy of every family.May you also have reasons to celebrate, thanks a lot for this wonderful write-up. God bless you ma.

  21. Am loving this poem ma, am picturing a new born baby now and seeing it’s family’s shining happy faces. Auntie loves you and says a big welcome to our new comer.

  22. Children are the joy of every family.I pray that anyone who desire it should encounter it .Amen

  23. Children are the joy of every family because they bring laughter and happiness. Good luck to every parent out there.

  24. Children are the joy of every family because that bring laughter and happiness. Good luck to everyone parents out there.

  25. Thank God for His wonderful work. Welcome beautiful girl! May your future be bright, and may you be a blessing to all, I pray. Congrats Ma’am, I wish you more blessings and more reasons to smile.

  26. Joy comes with the birth of a new baby. It is said that when you teach a child the way he should go when he grows up he will not depart from it. Aunty Edith thank you so much for your nice work. I love it so much.

  27. Children are God’s gift and should be regarded as such.They little bundles of joy that complete any home. It is therefore important that we teach them the wayvog the lord so that later in life it can act as a guide to their path.Thanks ma for this post.

  28. Awww, children are blessings, they bring joy, happiness and goodluck to a home. Congratulations ma

  29. The cry of a baby is very pleasant to the ear, it makes you feel you need one immediately, God bless you and your niece. I pray he will guide you in being a good aunty to her.

  30. Congratulations, Aunty Edith! It’s always a thing of joy when a new baby arrives. I wish I will write so well like you because u always amuse and inspire me with your words. I wish you all the best, Ma!

  31. Awwh!!! nice,punchy and resource funny. a cool way to welcome your immediate sibling…

  32. Hehehe..what fulfilling joy that comes with good news. Hopefully no grave cloth will steal your testimony in Jesus mighty name. Amen.

  33. Awwwwwn? congrats ma God bless ..the devil shall never steal ur joy in Jesus name amen…congrats again

  34. Wow, I embrace it and it makes me feel like a kid. May the Almighty continue to enrich you amen.

  35. There is no greater joy than a new life brought into the world. I can only imagine the joy in the hearts of the parents .I like how your poems are not rhyming but can easily be flowed with.

  36. I love babies!
    They bring in a new atmosphere in the home,they bring joy, happiness especially to the parents.
    I pray she grows up to see as a loving woman you are!!

  37. God’s gift is pure and adds no Sorrow. I pray that the arrival of this divine blessing causes joy, peace, happiness and laughter to remain in your lives. Amen

  38. Wow! That’s cool. I’m astonished ma, you even use poem to announce the birth of a child. I pray for the wisdom to do the same exploit. Probably I will write a poem to announce the birth of my own seed. Hope to share it here when the time comes.

  39. Lol, ma, when my elder sister gave birth I couldn’t hold it but just run home to see my little niece. I can imagine the joy you felt then. It’s never too late to say congrats, so congrats ma.

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