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Kenneth Ibegwam

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Marriage is a family business

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How many of you all know marriage is a family business?
Well, that is why I choose her for him
You know her clay called skin will blend with his sepia body and they will make beautiful babies
Cute girls with rosy cheeks and skin the colour of olive
And boys, oh bubbly boys with skin the colour of peanut butter.
That is why I choose her for him
Marriage is a family business

She will finish at Yale
And he will finish at Stanford
And they will make all the money in America
All the money in that cosmopolitan space
That is why I choose her for him
Marriage is a family business

You know that thing they say about America?
That thing it ties around your neck
Enveloping you with bad taxes and stereotypes
Untrue stereotypes
Your children will not be lost in it.
Your sons won’t be called THUGS!
And your daughters BITCHES!
That is why I choose her for him
Marriage is a family business
Oh and yes, I’m an arranger of marriage.

kenneth ibegwam

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Biography

Kenneth Ibegwam was born in Owerri, Nigeria, and grew up in Lagos Nigeria. A graduate of Imo State University, he generally considers himself a “reader of books” still trying to understand the rudiments of graduate school. He lives in Maryland.

Kenneth Ibegwam

kenneth ibegwam
kenneth ibegwam

Biography

Kenneth Ibegwam was born in Owerri, Nigeria, and grew up in Lagos Nigeria. A graduate of Imo State University, he generally considers himself a “reader of books” still trying to understand the rudiments of graduate school. He lives in Maryland.

Featured Poem:

Marriage is a family business

Enlarge poem

How many of you all know marriage is a family business?
Well, that is why I choose her for him
You know her clay called skin will blend with his sepia body and they will make beautiful babies
Cute girls with rosy cheeks and skin the colour of olive
And boys, oh bubbly boys with skin the colour of peanut butter.
That is why I choose her for him
Marriage is a family business

She will finish at Yale
And he will finish at Stanford
And they will make all the money in America
All the money in that cosmopolitan space
That is why I choose her for him
Marriage is a family business

You know that thing they say about America?
That thing it ties around your neck
Enveloping you with bad taxes and stereotypes
Untrue stereotypes
Your children will not be lost in it.
Your sons won’t be called THUGS!
And your daughters BITCHES!
That is why I choose her for him
Marriage is a family business
Oh and yes, I’m an arranger of marriage.

How does this featured poem make you feel?

  • Amazement (0)
  • Pride (0)
  • Optimism (0)
  • Anger (0)
  • Delight (0)
  • Inspiration (0)
  • Reflection (2)
  • Captivation (0)
  • Peace (0)
  • Amusement (0)
  • Sorrow (1)
  • Vigour (0)
  • Hope (0)
  • Sadness (0)
  • Fear (0)
  • Jubilation (0)

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