One of the most tricky times a woman may face is when she meets her inlaws for the first time. That first meeting can go a long way in shaping her relationship with them. If you are married or about to, you will find this Drama Poetry interesting. Read on.
I was examined like an Ankara material for sale
Scrutinized like a piece of sandals before purchase
Their dogs sniffed me before wagging their tails in approval
Women inspected my fingers and one said my long nails indicated that I wouldn’t be a good cook.
“Her waist is too narrow; how would she deliver during childbirth”
“Her behind is too flat it can’t hold in place our coral beads”
“Her breasts are like small lemons, it won’t hold enough water for breastfeeding”
“Carrying of wine and giving of kola nuts concerning this one will be a waste of time”.
“This is a loose girl, look at her eagle eyes”
“She greets staring straight into your eyes like a witch”
“It’s a sign of being too independent; we won’t be able to control her”
“Her lips appear too sharp; they are built for arguing and pecking”.
“She walks too briskly like one escaping from an evil act”
“She is already drawing away the eyes of our husbands from us since she came”
“I caught my husband gazing desiringly at her yesterday though he kept denying it”
“Return her to her rivers in the city lest she takes over our ponds”.
“She didn’t greet us with two knees touching the ground”
“She entered Papa’s Obi using her left leg first”
“Normal people sleep in the night but she spent it chanting on the modern idol”
“She pointed it at me yesterday, I ran for my dear life, before she could trap my soul with it.
“Mother what do I do” I asked on the modern idol”
“Nwam, be calm and become a gift to all”
So I became a baby sitter to my sisters in law
I joined his mother at the market and sold all her oranges to her amazement
I told my beloved “be calm, we are winning, I’ve got this”.
“My children have been asking for her all day” one woman lamented
“She has charmed all of you” another added
“Her charm is good as she has replenished my tobacco and paid my debts to Okeke the wine tapper,” Papa said
“She is my sons wife from today as she sells oranges better than any of you lazy bones” Mama said.
In one corner of my face, I hid a smile
The gates have been broken and I have won the first of many battles
I have conquered the angry ocean; the flowing streams can do me no harm
“What should I do next” I asked my mother on the modern idol…..
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