When I’m an old woman, I will bring so much happiness and joy to each kid just as he/she had brought to me.
I will live with each of them so they can get back the pay of their deeds in full. Oh, they will be so excited.
Wearing my shoes, I will color the walls in reds and blues.
When they are out of reach, I will spill granulated sugar and bleach.
I will stain my clothes with ink and chocolates.
They will snap their fingers, shake their heads and hiss.
Ah, that’s when I will hide under the bed.
If you know me well, then you know that I can do all of these and even more.
If you get to know my children, tell them to beware. Oh, they should be very afraid.
YakekponoAbasi Adams – Nigeria