by: Eyek Ntekim

Nne, endure.

Protect your home
fight for your Marriage
accept your birthright

Wives, submit to your husbands
Remember what the Bible says
God will reward you for it
Remember what Pastor Mayowa said?

No, I don’t know what the Bible tells husbands
Nne, we’re wives
Let’s face our own work


It’s your duty
to serve your husband
Whether you want to or not

This is how God intended it
The man is the head
You’re under his supervision
You are his.

Nne, endure.

What did you say?
You should have stayed quiet
You should have folded yourself in
You should have …

Do you want another woman to rule your home?
Do you want your enemies to laugh at you?
What will people say?
You must stay

Nne, endure.

He will change

Just Pray
Just Fast
Just go to night vigil

We’ve all been through it
You must pray harder
Write it down in your prayer log
Don’t stop until God changes him
Pray until something happens

He’ll come home
You shouldn’t have upset him
You should have



Eyek Ntekim is a Lagos- based student, content creator at afrikanrising.com, and a makeup artist. Eyek is passionate about issues affecting black women and spends time connecting with women like her. She can be found arguing the importance of Beyonce while working on making her world a better place. Eyek can be found on Twitter, Instagram, and Snapchat @afrikanrising and @ownyourbeautyafrique.


Join the discussion and tell us your opinion.

2. June 2017 at 17:56

As women were always told what to do. How about we take a stand and fight for our rights. We’re not just housewives and mothers. We give life. We raise life. We are warriors. And powerful.

Behind the Schmile
2. June 2017 at 20:08

This is a beautiful poem!

2. June 2017 at 20:29

Very Powerful Poem

Taylor Walker
2. June 2017 at 21:39

Oh this was really good! Love it

3. June 2017 at 14:23

Beautiful…I love this!!!!

Lindsey London Mumma
3. June 2017 at 15:42

What a beautiful and strng poem.

TC Mason
3. June 2017 at 17:04

Awww, this is really good. Prayer is really powerful. Thanks for sharing this poem…

LC @ A Life of Authenticity
4. June 2017 at 3:31

That was an interesting poem. Many literary art forms are intended to spark dialogue and conversation. This piece would definitely do that in the right circles.

Amber Williams
6. June 2017 at 18:55

This is such a beautiful poem. Thank you for sharing this.

Tiffani G
7. June 2017 at 1:04

Deep and powerful, sis! So many of us have grown up hearing that we have to be strong because we’re women, or being stifled by religion. Keep inspiring!

7. June 2017 at 9:11

Awesome poem. l love it.

8. June 2017 at 0:52

Great poem 👌🏾

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