I NEED AN AFRICAN WIFE

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I need an African wife
A woman that believes men have nine bones
A woman that believes man comes first
A woman that thinks in the circle of men’s desire
A woman that believes her man determines her paradise
A woman that believes her man is her Lord
A woman that believes men have what she lacks

I need an African wife
Not a wife that draw me roster
That will not enter the kitchen without my presence
That becomes fragile when she’s pregnant
That looks indifferent when I am angry
That allows my sons bend rather than prostrate
That tells me what to do rather than advice

Oh I need an African wife
That will smile when she sees my mother
That will serve me peppered vegetable
That will think of home while in office

Yes I need an African wife
Not the one that will think of clients
While in the kitchen
That will serve me cold foods
In my air conditioned edifice

Yes I need an African wife
That believes her personality makes her first lady
That believes her office in the company of my house
Are the kitchen and the bed

Oh God, I need an African wife
That will be contented with the wealth you gave me
That I will be able to treat democratically

Written by: Bada Yusuf Amoo
Edited by: Kukogho Iruesiri Samson

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  1. Saatyaki S/o Seshendra Sharma – Hyderabad : Telangana State : India – Saatyaki S/o Seshendra Sharma 55 Years M.A (Political Science) J.N.U: New Delhi: India Publisher & Coordinator Living: Hyderabad: Telangana State: India saatyaki@gmail.com , 07702964402 , 09441070985 http://seshendrasharma.weebly.com “Kaasyashcha parameswasaha sikhandeecha mahaarathaha Drishtadyumno viraatascha Saatyakischaaparaajithaha” -Bhagavat Gita-Chapter-1/17 sloka
    Saatyaki So Seshendra Sharma says:

    O.K you have expressed your inner feelings in a purely personal tone. Try to bring in feminist emotions . that would make your poetry socially relevent and responsive.
    Keep it up / Regards

    1. Kukogho Iruesiri Samson – Abuja, Nigeria – I am a media professional with experience in multimedia journalism, book publishing, content creation, web management, public relations, media relations, social media management, and client relationship management. My interests include multi-platform content creation and management, media relations, digital and print publishing, and youth-oriented social services. I am open to middle-level positions in organizations that encourage innovation.
      Kukogho Samson says:

      Very valid suggestion Sir. Same thing I told the poet.

  2. Funny, I was looking for an African husband to do the same things. Nice old fashioned poem. Oh the nostalgia! Keep up the great work.

    1. Kukogho Iruesiri Samson – Abuja, Nigeria – I am a media professional with experience in multimedia journalism, book publishing, content creation, web management, public relations, media relations, social media management, and client relationship management. My interests include multi-platform content creation and management, media relations, digital and print publishing, and youth-oriented social services. I am open to middle-level positions in organizations that encourage innovation.
      Kukogho Samson says:

      Ha aha …perhaps you should hook up with the poet and you both get your wishes..

      LOL

      Thanks for reading.

        1. Kukogho Iruesiri Samson – Abuja, Nigeria – I am a media professional with experience in multimedia journalism, book publishing, content creation, web management, public relations, media relations, social media management, and client relationship management. My interests include multi-platform content creation and management, media relations, digital and print publishing, and youth-oriented social services. I am open to middle-level positions in organizations that encourage innovation.
          Kukogho Samson says:

          saints dont marry?

  3. Kayo – London – I'm a trainee Writer simply because I believe writing is a job requiring continuous training. Enjoy my works and tell me what you think so I can learn from your wisdom.
    fikayo says:

    Humm this poem would make feminists do a double take. Makes me want to write a poem for the African Husband. maybe I’ll do and link it to this page.

    It would certainly be different from my Dear Husband here http://spiceplaza.wordpress.com/2012/10/29/dear-husband/

    1. Kukogho Iruesiri Samson – Abuja, Nigeria – I am a media professional with experience in multimedia journalism, book publishing, content creation, web management, public relations, media relations, social media management, and client relationship management. My interests include multi-platform content creation and management, media relations, digital and print publishing, and youth-oriented social services. I am open to middle-level positions in organizations that encourage innovation.
      Kukogho Samson says:

      okay

      1. Kukogho Iruesiri Samson – Abuja, Nigeria – I am a media professional with experience in multimedia journalism, book publishing, content creation, web management, public relations, media relations, social media management, and client relationship management. My interests include multi-platform content creation and management, media relations, digital and print publishing, and youth-oriented social services. I am open to middle-level positions in organizations that encourage innovation.
        Kukogho Samson says:

        Me too

    1. Kukogho Iruesiri Samson – Abuja, Nigeria – I am a media professional with experience in multimedia journalism, book publishing, content creation, web management, public relations, media relations, social media management, and client relationship management. My interests include multi-platform content creation and management, media relations, digital and print publishing, and youth-oriented social services. I am open to middle-level positions in organizations that encourage innovation.
      Kukogho Samson says:

      Thanks for reading….

    1. Kukogho Iruesiri Samson – Abuja, Nigeria – I am a media professional with experience in multimedia journalism, book publishing, content creation, web management, public relations, media relations, social media management, and client relationship management. My interests include multi-platform content creation and management, media relations, digital and print publishing, and youth-oriented social services. I am open to middle-level positions in organizations that encourage innovation.
      Kukogho Samson says:

      hmmm

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