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The man and 4 wives

Discussion in 'Mahusiano, mapenzi, urafiki' started by Lole Gwakisa, Mar 25, 2011.

  1. Lole Gwakisa

    Lole Gwakisa JF-Expert Member

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    The man and 4 Wives
    There was a rich daladala owner and trader who had 4 wives. He loved the 4th wife the most and adorned her with rich robes and treated her to delicacies. He took great care of her and gave her nothing but the best.

    He also loved the 3rd wife very much. He's very proud of her and always wanted to show off her to his friends. However, the trader is always in great fear that she might run away with some other men.

    He too, loved his 2nd wife. She is a very considerate person, always patient and in fact is the trader's confidante. Whenever the trader faced some problems, he always turned to his 2nd wife and she would always help him out and tide him through difficult times.

    Now, the trader's 1st wife is a very loyal partner and has made great contributions in maintaining his wealth and business as well as taking care of the household. However, the trader did not love the first wife and although she loved him deeply, he hardly took notice of her.

    One day, the trader fell ill. Before long, he knew that he was going to die soon. He thought of his luxurious life and told himself, 'Now I have 4 wives with me. But when I die, I'll be alone. How lonely I'll be!'

    Thus, he asked the 4th wife, 'I loved you most, endowed you with the finest clothing and showered great care over you. Now that I'm dying, will you follow me and keep me company?' 'No way!' replied the 4th wife and she walked away without another word.

    The answer cut like a sharp knife right into the merchant's heart. The sad trader then asked the 3rd wife, 'I have loved you so much for all my life. Now that I'm dying, will you follow me and keep me company?' 'No!' replied the 3rd wife. 'Life is so good over here! I'm going to remarry when you die!' The trader's heart sank and turned cold.

    He then asked the 2nd wife, 'I always turned to you for help and you've always helped me out. Now I need your help again. When I die, will you follow me and keep me company?' 'I'm sorry, I can't help you out this time!' replied the 2nd wife. 'At the very most, I can only send you to your grave.' The answer came like a bolt of thunder and the trader was devastated.

    Then a voice called out : 'I'll leave with you. I'll follow you no matter where you go.' The merchant looked up and there was his first wife. She was so skinny, almost like she suffered from malnutrition. Greatly grieved, the trader said, 'I should have taken much better care of you while I could have !'

    Actually, we all have 4 wives in our lives

    a. The 4th wife is our body. No matter how much time and effort we lavish in making it look good, it'll leave us when we die.

    b. Our 3rd wife ? Our possessions, status and wealth. When we die, they all go to others.

    c. The 2nd wife is our family and friends. No matter how close they had been there for us when we're alive, the furthest they can stay by us is up to the grave.

    d. The 1st wife is in fact our soul, often neglected in our pursuit of material, wealth and sensual pleasure.

    Guess what? It is actually the only thing that follows us wherever we go. Perhaps it's a good idea to cultivate and strengthen it now rather than to wait until we're on our deathbed to lament.
    Happy weekend
     
  2. Michelle

    Michelle JF-Expert Member

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    Thanks Lole for reminding us to cultivate and strengthern our souls....!

    Happy weekend....Blessings!!
     
  3. Shantel

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    Where is my dictionery??
     
  4. Shantel

    Shantel JF-Expert Member

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    Oooooh my God! He gave us everything we've ever asked but in the end we only die alone left everything, Ndio maana unaambiwa ujipe raha maisha mafupi haya. Ila katika raha zako usimsahau Mungu
     
  5. Lizzy

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    Asante kwa mafundisho au sijui niseme kwa makumbusho!!Nwyz asante na weekend njema kwako pia....ngoja nijitahidi kumkumbuka ''mume'' wangu wa kwanza!!
     
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    Conclusion? references?
     
  7. malkiory

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    Full in content and grammar! keep it up.
     
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    Mungu ni Mwema sana
     
  9. Babu Lao

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    Asante kwa mafundisho mkuu!!! :juggle:
     
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    Dahh
    sante sana mkuu
    Very true what you wrote up there....
     
  11. Lole Gwakisa

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    Our souls are precious, lets take care of them we will be with them after lifes end.
     
  12. Paulo Sergio De Souz

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    True story.
    To my defence, i'm only human.
    Translation: yes i may take the 1st wife for granted, mainly coz i know for sure that she'll always be there with me, whenever wherever, no matter what. Now, the other 3, may not be there even in the next second, so it's only fair that i maximize my time with them.
     
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    Agiza :coffee: nakuja kulipa
     
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    Mmmh kithunguu no.. mayeloo nanuuu
     
  15. Paulo Sergio De Souz

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    kisungu metii, na hiyo Id ni lugha gani? Tabala hii mambo bana, Chiie.
     
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