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.

INTERLUDE

“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…..

SELAH

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18 Comments

Tunde Akinseye · December 7, 2019 at 5:37 am

Well spoken and a true reflection of our African society.

    Ovyay · December 7, 2019 at 5:38 am

    Thanks. God will help us o👍👍

Tambourinist · December 7, 2019 at 5:40 am

\~*IDEAS*~\ for the future, thank you daddy. Beautiful poem sir.

    Ovyay · December 7, 2019 at 5:42 am

    Okay o. I hear you😂😂

KG · December 7, 2019 at 5:45 am

As a daughter inlaw you can win your husband’s family easily if you have and display the right attitude. There is no bad inlaw. They want a daughter or a son in a lady or man brought home. The lady especially too should see herself getting a mum in her mother inlaw. That way there will be no problem. In Nigeria, when you marry, you marry not just your spouse but the whole family.

    Ovyay · December 7, 2019 at 5:46 am

    Na so o. God dey.

Chukwuemeka pedro · December 7, 2019 at 6:15 am

Interesting poem

    Ovyay · December 7, 2019 at 6:49 am

    Thank you Bro Emeka

Melodious · December 7, 2019 at 7:02 am

Lovely poem. Exactly what we wives go through but with patience, my mothers says you can cook a stone. If it doesn’t get soft, the colour of the water will change at least. It means, we stoop to conquer.
Good job my Archbishop! 👍

    Ovyay · December 7, 2019 at 7:16 am

    Hmm, àwọn Ìyá tó Correct nìyẹn. Thanks for your comments Tsunameee

Bunmi · December 7, 2019 at 3:55 pm

Nice one Daddy .

    Ovyay · December 7, 2019 at 4:00 pm

    Thanks Iya too

ifeanyi anselem · December 8, 2019 at 6:48 am

great one daddy as usual, more grace and wisdom

    Ovyay · December 8, 2019 at 6:59 am

    Thanks Pst Ifeanyi

Lina · December 14, 2019 at 7:29 am

Very inspiring

    Ovyay · December 14, 2019 at 7:46 am

    Thank you 🙏

Paschal · December 14, 2019 at 7:47 am

Quest for a better life….

Inside Life☺️

    Ovyay · December 14, 2019 at 7:47 am

    Yes o

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