Dr Hitesh Sheth

(Birth Place: Earth)

Child Marriage


Oft an adults with childish mentality do marriage
With an aim to travel in life’s joyful carriage.
On fate’s tortuous road of uncertainty
With an aim to sing life’s joyous ditty
The coach drawn by colts of happiness cum sorrow.
Rushes on a road winding up to morrow
Then a wanton fantasy running amok
Mates with a desire running wild
And in due course produces a sacrificial child.

Then, adult children with unfulfilled goals,
Imprison poor newborns in their ambition’s gaol.
They prod tiny tots with a goad of desires
Till their limbs gets tired and hearts emits fire.
The fools trying to fulfill goals in a vicarious way
Unknowingly extinguish the newborn rays.
The child born in an accident
Complains in a front of providence:
In muffled prayers or screams
To rescue his brutally raped dreams.
Thus their desire abuses new born child
Who is yet to shed innocence’s guild.

Eventually the carriage falls in
a dolorous dell,
And the progenies that
begets in the hell,
fight like Cain and Abel.

Dr Hitesh C Sheth
02/06/2009

Submitted: Tuesday, June 02, 2009
Edited: Saturday, July 17, 2010

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  • Rookie - 3 Points Maitreyee Joshi (6/9/2009 10:30:00 PM)

    yes child marriage is truly pathological.it leads to diseased life both physically and mentally.i like this one of yours, because it touches the subject so well.10.thanks (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Lady Grace (6/8/2009 1:45:00 AM)

    'The child born in an accident'..ok, maybe this line means miscarriage..this poem touches the very senstive part of being a young couples, , early marriage causes many deffects on both, from their behavior to the utmost part of their personality..communication can help, education too..this poem is so beautiful..grace (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 119 Points ****tamara Hanaring.****** , A Thought Mate, (6/6/2009 2:32:00 AM)

    a dangerous and interesting topic discuused in this poem..thanks for bringing it up...deeply and strongly penned..10+++

    Eventually carriage falls in
    a well of suffering,
    And the child that dwells in well,
    Begets children in the hell,
    who fight like Cain and Abel. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 119 Points Duh Huh (6/4/2009 1:05:00 AM)

    I dont know which is worst, child marriage or young men having children with different girls who are also children themselves, children having children out of wedlock. God bless us all. Thank you for sharing your wisdom and talent. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 119 Points Cindy Kreiner Sera (6/3/2009 10:16:00 AM)

    A very serious matter this, so much involved. Capable or totally incapable of understanding situation. Taken in marriage to be a servant, abuse, stigma attached as regards relatives is another probability.Poverty will make parents sell this precious child instead of allowing her to live her life - protected.Sometimes marriages between two such people work, they spend their lives assisted and being cared for, thought of children frightening- again dependable on others...a very sad and complicated decision to make.. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 9 Points Linda Winchell (6/2/2009 3:26:00 PM)

    This is a very well penned poem Doctor Sheth. I have always seen our children go off to war and die for what our Goverments fight over. Land, which is not ours to begin with. We are just here for a season and then? We are to be caretakers of what our God has so blessed us with, but instead we water the soil with the blood of our young. God forgive us we are sinners saved by grace. Ten for this one. God Be With you and your great country. God's Servant, Linda (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 9 Points Shashendra Amalshan (6/2/2009 1:54:00 PM)

    This is a very thought provoking poem indeed...there are lots of things to analyze in this poem.....In fact I really agree with you here..it doesn't really matter if the person is eligible to marry if he has a immature childish mentality
    'Oft an adult with childish mentality have marriage'
    so when such people with immature state of mind marry for all sorts of silly reasons..it invariably end in a disaster.....

    And I like your phrase..the children has to fight like 'Kane and Abel'...I don't know know whether you read the book by the same name by Jeffory Archer...there the Abel goes through all the difficulties and rises to the top...

    in such a case I wonder whether all the love given by parents might only make the child dependent on them.....when parents grow their children like some untarnished flowers..they ultimately finds it hard to bear all the pain caused by bees and mosquitoes in the society......don't wana get carried away too much there are lots of things to analyze here...

    great write as always Doctor 10++

    regads
    shan (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 10 Points Ravi A (6/2/2009 1:00:00 PM)

    'In a due course'- 'A' is not necessary. Regarding the theme, it has got plus and minus. In olden days, the girl was not sent immediately after marriage but only after attaining maturity. There were instances of child marriage even in my family (my grand-parents) and I have never heard them complain about it. In a way, they took is as a natural course of event. It was only after the so called the Lib Movement that the society began to view it differently. From these times we simply can't gain the right spirit of this old custom. In my view, by allowing the custom to follow, man's passions could be more or less channellized at the right age and wayward going was far less than today. Today the society is suffering a lot out of such wayward wanderings of the youth. Who has taken the statistics? There can be exploitation in every system for which the system is solely not responsible. This is what is to be understood. Even after the days of Adam and Eve, man's nature stands at square one- this is what Richard Steele points out in his book 'The tasks for Education'. If all of our youngsters got a job at the right age to support the family, if we can slightly temper the Lib movement, I think the old custom can still lend its beneficial aspects. It can even serve peace to our society. Thanks for sharing the poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 10 Points Sandra Martyres (6/2/2009 12:48:00 PM)

    A thought-provoking piece on the seriousness of marriage and the importance of being prepared for the responsibilities that go with it to avoid getting into a hell like situation....good write (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Dr Hitesh Sheth (6/2/2009 12:44:00 PM)

    Dear all,
    This poem is not about child marriage but about the marriage of adults who are having childish mentality.....................cheers.............. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 3 Points Carol Gall (6/2/2009 12:11:00 PM)

    one of you best Hitesh such insight and written beautifully im going to put this on my favorite list 10 (Report) Reply

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