I Want to Marry

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I am 37,

An age of marriage

A time to mingle in someone’s life

A time to be hand in hand.

My friends all are married;

All busy in their household works

I only alone waiting and watching. . .

My parents are still searching a boy for me...

A boy or a man

A man or a boy

No no they want only a male for me.

A man with any merit or demerit,

A man or divorcee or a widower.

Anyone can marry me,

But must be a man.

Does not matter whether he is rich or poor

Does not matter he will make me happy or sadder.

A lame or dumb

Having any physical deformity does not matter.

Anyhow I must get a man to marry.

Don’t want to listen any more sarcastic comments

Don’t want to see my parents down head.

Oh God! I just want a tag after my name

A few particles of powder in my hair.

Want to live in open Air
Want to live in open Air

Pain of Dowry

I am getting married,

I am happy

with lots of dreams

I am ready. . .


Ready to leave my parent's house

To live in others' house

Ready to serve them

with full passion, love and affection. . .

But it depends

Will they accept me...?


If my parents will fulfill their demands;

Give them a car, a few lac rupee,

with some kg Gold Platinum Jewelery

Then might be

I will be happy...


But if they want more

and Papa will have no more

then what I will do...?

Do they burnt me

in the fuel of dowry

or return me back to home

to bring more dowry. . .


Please God!

Fulfill my desire,

Give more money to my father

so that I can live happily

and whenever they demand

I will throw on them

to shut their mouth...







© 2012 Dr Anupma Srivastava

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anupma 4 years ago from India Author

thanks nighthag


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nighthag 4 years ago from Australia

a heart touching poem, such a sad state of affairs to try and find happiness in, I truly hope that you find peace in whatever life brings your way...


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anupma 4 years ago from India Author

Thanx Christin53


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christin53 4 years ago from UK

I find this a very sad poem and it makes me feel very lucky to live in a world where I can make my own choices.


IntegrityYes 4 years ago

You are very welcome,Anupma. I like your style.


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anupma 4 years ago from India Author

thanks Integrity


IntegrityYes 4 years ago

I voted up. It is so emotional. You are very talented and you truly deserve so much more. You are a good lady.


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anupma 4 years ago from India Author

I agree with you. But this is really tragic this is not the fault of parents but the society that allows dowry.


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Hummingbird5356 4 years ago

It is sad that parents do not value the daughters more so that they look for someone compatible and not just a man. Life is more than a wedding party. Being rich or poor is not the important thing but being able to live together in harmony.


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anupma 4 years ago from India Author

Who are you, as u wrote only initials. Can I have some more information about you.


Mk 4 years ago

I want to marry an indian girl . Sincerely mkbr_12@yahoo.com


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anupma 4 years ago from India Author

yes it is not only the problem of India, Nepal or Bangladesh, but also many developing countries are suffering from it.


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anupma 4 years ago from India Author

Thanks, but the main motive of this poem is to focus on the problem of Middle-aged girls who do not get perfect match.


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anupma 4 years ago from India Author

Thanks Vinaya for comment. Yes this is the bitter reality of our country.


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traslochimilano 4 years ago from USA

I also searching mr. perfectionist for me. Nice Hub I hope you will get your hubby soon.


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

When women in India (and also in Nepal) are past 30, they find difficult to get married. It is sorry state that has roots in the traditional mind set of men in these countries.

You have brilliantly captured the social reality.


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anupma 4 years ago from India Author

Thanks for ur kind comment.


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girishpuri 4 years ago from NCR , INDIA

I can understand the agony behind the creation, but certain things are in the hands of GOD, let him decide, any way very well expressed the mental condition of any over age indian girl, nice share, keep writing


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anupma 4 years ago from India Author

Yess, u r right. it really happens in India that parents decide the destiny of their children, I am not saying that they are wrong but sometimes they commit mistake. Anyways this poem just tries to explore this aspect of Indian society.


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anupma 4 years ago from India Author

Thanx. This is only a way of expression of Indian girls, who do not get suitable matches just because of lack of dowry or their complexion and features. The poems represents the horrible aspect of twenty first century as well as Indian society where gender discrimination still exists.


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SEO IT! 4 years ago from Tucson, AZ

I hope you find the perfect husband - who will, of course, be an imperfect person who loves you perfectly.


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archana srivastav 4 years ago

This is really the current problem of well educated Indian girls. Nice poem

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