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Mum’s Pep Talk to Her Daughters #10

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It is a narrative poetry of a mother who starts to talk to her daughters after much pressurizing from one of them to tell them how she can get a good spouse, because she wants a lovely family like the family where she is being raised up.

He was going to 60 days on earth when

His father left the world, and since then has his

Mother been responsible for his upkeep and that of

Her other children. She continues like this but her husband’s

Family members rose against her and would eject her from her

Husband’s house take most of the possessions her husband left

Behind from her forcefully, which forces her to be doing manual

Work to raise her children but when he was in the high school this

Woman developed serious disease and would give up the ghost

Weeks after which leaves his elder sisters being the only male

Among the children of his parents to be catering for his welfare,

After he finished from the high school things became difficult

And he could not proceed to the institution of higher learning

As he has anticipated for, thence, he learnt a trade. While learning

This trade his sisters pressurized him to get married being the only

Male child among them to preserve the name of their family.

During the time of the pressurizing, he became acquainted with a lass

Whose parents died when she was eight years old and could not

Finish her elementary school because her cousin which she was

Living with could barely feed herself let alone feed another person.

She started hawking foods for her to feed herself and do other things.

It was during this process that she meets with him. Their interest

For each other grew and they became inseparable. One day, this lass

Went and visit him at his abode and it started to rain she could not

Rain drops

Rain drops

Leave his place in the rain, and when the temperature was reduced

And they were feeling cold, what they do not think would happen

Among them until after their marriage happened. After this incident

The lass became pregnant and when the issue of pregnancy has

Came up, they had no option other than formalizing everything before

The time they had thought they would formalize their wedding.

After their wedding, and the lass gave birth to their first children

For the children were twins, things become exceedingly difficult for him,

To maintain the family. He resolved with his wife that he needs to find

Another job doing which will bring regular income for the work he

Is into does not bring regular income, and they agreed that he moves to

The capital to seek government job. After securing the government job

And be was serving as office attendants to those who were his age

Mates, he decided to further his academics which he told his wife and

She agrees with him because they understood each other. At this time

There was no family planning, but they agreed to space their children

And would meet at the woman’s safe periods so that he will plan well

For the examinations and to save for the school when he secures admission

As fate would have it, he secures the admission and would be in school

For another 7 years because of incessant strikes and riots in the island

University then. During this period, it was this woman who was taken care

Of him and the children they had. After the graduation of the man, luck

Comes along his path as he secures job immediately and the wife moved

To where he lives and they started living together, forgetting their sufferings

(Other stories she shared with her daughter for them to know that what works for person Q may not work for person X would be shared in other articles)