I NEED AN AFRICAN WIFE

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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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17 Comments

  1. 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.

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