If only our parents won't force us to marry someone we don't love,and bound us to a relationship that will be the end of us.
If only when we go back home by ourselves they should hear us and not send us back with an apology.
If only our parents will not return us back to our husband's house when they send us back.
If only our parents won't ask us to be patient and endure all torture.
If only they will fight for our rights,if only our parents will hear both sides before concluding and support them.
If only our rights to earn through work was not violated by a jealous partner also lazy, leaving bus to take care of things we're not obliged to.
If only rules weren't made for the females, and for the males also need to have a line drawn,for all lines are drawn except when a man crosses and it is not even considered Crossing the line.
If only i don't have to lose my job to take care of a family I did not make all by myself.
If only it wasn't pain that defines a woman, period pains ,the screams of childbirth,the pride of a pregnant woman pushing her belly forth in the market place,can never compare to the unappreciated pride of one with a PHD,childless.
If only,one that marries a rich man being employed or not,is not regarded a gold digger.
If only when they divorce us our parents welcome us back home with open arms and force us not into remarrying.
If only we are not the only ones flawed, but we both are,if only the stigmatization of a broken marriage is not always the fault of a woman but the man as well.
If only we realize it is not about the economy, religion or equal rights, but equality among all individuals as one.
If only our Arewa parents had reflect and abide by the teachings of the Prophet,then we wouldn't have reached here.
Rukie shuwa × Baby shuwa