Hi, In keeping with my look at culture, today’s post is D for Dowry.
In some Nigerian tribes, the woman brings a dowry as part of the marriage agreement. So here’s a bit of poetry for today.
I come to you with a dowry on my head
Not so you should want me dead, but that we should plan for the road ahead.
I come to you with my father’s sweat and my mother’s fear that no one would ever love me so dear.
I come to you with innocence and hope, not giving you permission to destroy my soul
I bring gold, a bag full of kola-nuts and a trunk full of promises to share
I bring honey, so our life will be sweet
I bring salt to preserve and keep us
Most of all, I bring a start to our new life