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THE WORTH OF A WOMAN IS IT IN HER SEX OR IN HER MIND?
Is it not Illusion
To say that the shell of an egg is the egg itself.
Is it not distraction
to leave the fire that cause smoke and be quenching the smoke.
What manner of confusion is this
that one leaves the substance and is pursuing the shadow.
Of certain,an egg needs a shell and a shell may influence choice.
But then irrespective of how nice a shell is,
it shall be broken and piled off for the true egg to be eaten.
Maryann is a damsel to reckon with all over the city of Jos.
Men say that her beauty is killing
women say she is the icon of womanhood.
Parents beat their heart to the world
that Maryann is an example every child must follow.
Maryann is so beautiful from the top of her head to the sole of her feet
and at age twenty,she still hold tight her virginity to the core
waiting for the eve of matrimony
so as to fill Mr.Right with mouth watering pleasure and excitement.
She dress so responsibly and does not ever appear half naked
but then any part of her body seen is a bold print of attraction.
Her smile alone is as relieving as removing a heavy burden from ones shoulder
and then her speech is like taking a ride
through the tickles and rousing of erotic bandwagon.
Despite the large number of suitors falling over each other all for Maryann
she has learn from the experience of people around her that
“it’s best to marry the one you love”.
But of all the fantasies and dreams that Maryann showers on Pascal
he is not yet convinced of keeping Maryann as wife.
Being a movie producer and having handled so many true life stories
on human relationship plus his own personal experience
he now has become very wise as to look at the field and know if harvest is ripe. Hence,despite his deep admiration for Maryann,which he shows her ceaselessly,
he still insists that she is not yet a lady.
one day,as Maryann was coming back from the market,
a bunch of anti religious hoodlums stopped her
and without minding who she is,tore her clothes apart
and raped her on broad day light
with each of all the boys taking his own turn on her
all with their dirty smelling bodies
and of course there was no room for anything condom.
After making complete use of Maryann,as their sex machine
through her Virgina and her anus and her mouth and breast
and made sure that they poured their sperm inside her
ensuring that they set her to suck and swallow sperm
with her mouth directly from the penis of some of them
they left her totally naked and helplessly lying on the floor
and then they dutifully pissed on her from her head and all through her body
and they did all these holding many of the villagers hostage and watching.
After dealing with Maryann
as they were about to go into the business of killing and house burning
the police intervened and stopped them.
After the rape incidence,Maryann stayed indoors for weeks,
weeping and wailing in sadness.
After all her suicide attempts have been fully aborted
and people have been placed on guard to keep an eye on her,
she started to heed to consolations
“Thank God you were not killed.
“Oh! All medical tests proved you did not contact infection,
then thank God and continue your life”.
“My dear, if there is life, their is hope, so rise up and continue your life”
“This not the end of the world but instead make it a stepping stone to higher grounds”
- and so many other words as if it is that easy to do.
So Maryann took courage
but instead of being seen or ever interacting with the public
she sneaked out of her village and out of Jos at Night and headed for Lagos.
At Lagos Maryann met Juliet.
Madam July as she is popularly called,
in the open owns and runs one of the biggest famine boutique in town.
But underneath,she is into human trafficking.
Yet when madam July saw Maryann,
Maryann found favor in her sight
and madam July loved her so much as her own flesh, blood and as her own soul.
Madam July was in her Lexus jeep, driving along the Oshodi-Apapa road
and suddenly she saw a lady run carelessly
crossing from the left side of the road to the right.
So she marched the break and then parked on the sideline.
After observing the lady for some time,
Madam July came down, called the lady and after some light interrogations
found out that she is homeless,beautiful and that her name is Maryann.
so madam July took Maryann home, to care for her and keep her.
After many days,when Madam July has had the complete story of Maryann
and have seen clearly that she is not in any way coming out of the experience despite that she has left Jos to Lagos,
she called Maryann and communed with her saying;
My sweet princess,
what you don’t understand is that you are still a princess,
whether the sun is shining or the cloud is dark and full of rain drops
You see dear,Virginity,fruitful womb, physical appearance or shape
are greatly desired and respected publicly
but these things are resources to a lady
and though they are great resources
they are but packages covering the real value of a lady.
Being great packages,they can bring you much attention from all and sundry
by the power of attraction
but then you will not find happiness, peace and fulfillment as a woman
unless you have the true worth of a woman.
The true worth/value is like a quality product
which will certainly sell with or without a package or a good package.
But if you have an excellent package and then have an inferior product
the much attention and attraction from the package
will turn out to become a torn to your flesh
and a source of pain and sorrow to you.
Maryann,I tell you all this just because I truly love you
and also because wild experiences have thought me much in life.
the true worth of a lady is what you should build on
and be more concerned with. that worth are these:-
To be Honest,kind and humble before everyone you interact with.
To be totally submissive and loyal to your partner or lover
and support him as much as you can,be it materially or by care
-as a cross you must carry in life.
Faith and dedication to making a lasting positive change
in your environment and with the resources at your disposal
reminding yourself constantly that a man’s ambition may come before his family
but a woman must keep her family far above any ambition whatsoever.
So, my dear,as you can see,it is not easy to be a real woman
but I swear with my whole life that it is most worthwhile.
Though I may not be such fully,
it is my earnest desire to see you become a real woman,
a lady of worth because I love you truly.
Maryann being finally revived by the words of Madam July,
she continued to stay with her and vowed never to go back to Jos.
With madam July,She became hooked with a modeling outfit
and Madam July pay her monthly to model products
at her new July clothing outfit which she started.
with that Maryann grew gradually to become popular
among the top ladies in town,who patronize Madam July.
While with the modeling outfit,
she went through some auditioning for a show that was coming up in Paris
and after some considerations,she was finally taken
as one of the black model from Nigeria.
Luckily in Paris,Maryann performed so well and gathered so much attention
from different class of people and also had many modeling proposals.
But before she could accept to sign any,
she contacted Madam July,who she now calls mother,
and July advised her saying;-
“Do not sign the contract with the fattest cheque
but sign a contract that will give you more freedom
and project you more as a lady to cherish and to love
and then lastly give you a very reasonable amount of cash".
So at last Maryann signed two contracts,
one for a famine perfume and the other for a company into mother and baby wears.
After a two month stay in Paris, Maryann came back to Lagos.
with her pictures on many Billboards
and her name everywhere on social network sites and media houses.
One day as Maryann drove from the house,Madam July house
where she still lives and which is at Victoria Island Lagos,
to "Otto" market to purchase some food stuffs,
she is already done with purchase and was about going
when she ran into a young charming man.
Pascal!Is that you?
Yea,how are you dear?
Hmm,this world is really small for hiding, isn’t it?
Well I don’t know but it’s been a long time.
Yes,your big now, I see you on billboards these days.
And you also, I have not forgotten many of your movies that I have watched
Eh,it seems as if you are about to go.
Yeah, am actually through but If you don’t mind,we can see some other time.
I think I should be the one to ask that question.
Well I want to see you again, and if you want to see me again,
then there is nothing wrong if a asked,
I mean what am a trying to form, even if you are so busy, that is not a problem,
I am doing well and will continue to do well irrespective of the past.
I looked for you seriously after the tale
but nobody gave me access and after some time
what I heard is that you suddenly disappeared, but then that is by gone,
let me see you off please.
After two months,Pascal and Maryann got married
and within six years,they both had their agreed number of kids
three, A boy and two girls.
And though Maryann still continues as a model,
she was so careful to make it come second,
far under her time to care for her husband first,
whom she rightly loves more than her children,
and then to care for and nourish her children.
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