Wife Material

05 Sep

Wife material
Is raw material
You must research and gather
Then sieve as you garner
Then surely you’ll find
The one that’s one of a kind
That costs less to maintain
Who your home will maintain

Wife material
Is clothing material
That the quality
Is better than quantity
If you buy a piece that washes
Loses colour after two washes
You’d have yourself to blame
Excuses would be lame.

Wife material
Is building material
If you build the wrong foundation
Whate’er may be your notion
Bad weather and she’ll crumble
Be it a gale or thunder rumble
In patience she will not wait
Look! She’s there at the gate

Wife material
Is executive material
Moves you in the right direction
Takes decisions in sober reflection
Knows who to hire
And who to retire
Beauty and brains combined
With you forever aligned

Wife material
Is not radioactive material
She does not seek to end your life
She does not emit harmful strife
To you a blessing
Learn this lesson
Do not be deceived by packaging
Test and be sure of beauty ravaging

He who has found a good wife, has found a good thing.


Posted by on September 5, 2012 in Poetry, Sex and Marriage


20 responses to “Wife Material

  1. akeemagali

    September 5, 2012 at 8:51 am

    Anabagail, consider this stolen and modified for my wife’s birthday coming up on 24th of this month.

    • anagail

      September 5, 2012 at 8:56 am

      You are free to ‘steal’ my brother. Thanks for reading:) my love to your wife.

  2. Austin

    September 5, 2012 at 9:32 am

    Nice writeup Anabagail. Maybe you should do more of this and share widely. Hope you are what you are preaching ooo? I’m a strong believer of giving what you have that way it stays with the receiver almost for a life time. #Kudos!

    • anagail

      September 5, 2012 at 10:03 am

      My husband will be in a good position to answer your questions:) thanks for reading sir!

  3. paul anaba

    September 5, 2012 at 10:14 am

    Nice one Madam, I know that one day the world will see more to you than they are already seeing. Your years of dealing and living with me has brought me noting but joy. Above all things, Am glad you are not keeping what you know to your self. The younger generation of women really need you. My work is not in vain after all.

    • anagail

      September 5, 2012 at 10:16 am

      Thank you for your kind words. I need to hear this more often:)

      • dedragon

        September 5, 2012 at 10:25 am


  4. Joy

    September 5, 2012 at 10:37 am

    For a minute there I thought the close of the poem would be “Wife Material – How many yards?” Beautiful words! Good rhymes..the wonderful thoughts of a loving wife, or should I add material? Over to you Mr Paul

    • anagail

      September 5, 2012 at 10:50 am

      Lol. Not that predictable I guess. Thanks for reading.

  5. Emmanuel

    September 5, 2012 at 1:39 pm

    This is a classic. Keep it up.

  6. ajokesogo

    September 5, 2012 at 5:54 pm

    Nice poem. Shows the worth of a good woman. Thanks for sharing.

  7. BragginRightz

    September 6, 2012 at 2:34 am

    LOOOL. Sounds more like “He who finds a wife has successfully completed Mission: Impossible.

  8. ivyj

    September 6, 2012 at 6:55 am

    Cool stuff babes. Keep it up. We need the young men of these daiz 2 undastd wat wife material is. This is one way to let them undastd. Waiting 2 read d next one 🙂

  9. Olufunmi

    September 8, 2012 at 1:02 pm

    Wife material
    Is building material…..

    Indeed! Lovely one….

  10. Tunde

    September 8, 2012 at 2:10 pm

    Absolutely on point……I can tell. I have had a ‘material’ like that for 16 years now 🙂 Well written…..oya go one better and give husband material 🙂

    Thanks for sharing.

  11. Noel Ihebuzor

    October 26, 2012 at 7:42 pm

    Nicely done. The easy and familiar language and style make the poem all the more endearing.
    when wilol get to treated to husband material?

  12. Akeem

    May 2, 2013 at 8:59 am

    Very very cool!

  13. Alli Kayode

    November 30, 2013 at 7:39 am

    Beautiful piece!

  14. Yunusa Mustafa

    November 30, 2013 at 2:48 pm

    Nice poem. I wrote a short poem for the first time ever. Can I email it to you to give me an honest review? If yes pls send me ur email address to

    • anagail

      December 1, 2013 at 6:22 am

      Hi Yinusa, I sent you a mail already.


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