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Mum’s Pep Talk to Her Daughters #4

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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.

As for one of my cousins she and her spouse

Have been friends right from their childhood

Days, but out of the many male friends which she

Has she was not thinking of the person whom she

Got married to, to be the person she would be married

To. They were group of friends then, reading and studying

Together, they called themselves the inseparable eight,

Their distribution is even, four of them are males while the

Other four are females. Their utmost desire was breaking the

Chains of poverty hanging around their necks because their

Parents were poor. Despite being poor, those parents were doing

Their bests to send them school because they discovered that

Education has taken over everything in their island, and if

Their children would meet up with their peers globally, they

Need to give it all it takes to educate them. As their parents

Are struggling to give them qualitative education to enhance

Their smooth entry into universities, those children too were

Doing their best to ensure that the labors of their parents on

Them did not turn out to zero, thus, they formed the group

Called the inseparable eight, they gathered for studies after

Their normal school hours and during weekends would meet

At a nearby secondary school to read together and rub minds.

However, out of all the four males, one of them was closer to

My cousin than the rest, and this was the one she has in mind to

Be romantically involved with, but things did not turn out as she

Thought, because that person did not propose to her at all. All her

Moves to draw him to herself did not work, for he said, to one of


Them later after raising the relationship between him and her that

“I like her being my friend but not being my wife”. When the person

Pressed him that good friends would eventually make good couples

His reply was that he cannot disprove that, but something within him

Keeps telling him that he should not be married to her. Adding that he knows

That if he proposes to her she will not turn him down, but his instincts is

Putting restrictions on being romantically involved with her. When he says

This the person says, may be that thought would change later and the chapter

Was closed. However, about four years after this, my cousin left the island for

Another place as her parents were transferred from that island. The same

Happens to this young man who was close to her, that was how the inseparable

Eight starts breaking up. Though they tried contacting themselves, but it is

Not like seeing one another everyday as before. By the time they would

Meet again, that guy has been engaged to another lady from another island.

In the meanwhile it seems as if my cousin was yet hoping he would come,

But on discovering that he has been engaged to another person that was

When she started thinking of the person she is married to because the guy

Has proposed to her before she left the island, and was doing his best to

Pay her a visit every month because the island where they moved to

Is close to where he lives. That is how they eventually got married and

They are happily living together. And the other guy too married an academic

They are also doing fine, in fact he does not come to their island again

As he has secured appointment with the government of the island he

Relocated to.

(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)


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