Treasure Island

Ramesh T A

(28th August 1950 / Madurai, Tamil Nadu, India)

IS MARRIAGE A DRAMA?


In the name of culture drama is played to conduct marriage!
Bridegroom embraces priesthood and goes on pilgrimage;
Bride’s father stops and offers him his daughter for marriage!
He ties a yellow thread round her neck with three knots
Pledging security to parents, bride and children before fire
And the married couple lives together till the end of time!

For this event the bride waits for months together in suspense!
In life too if one difficulty is over it’s forgotten in happiness
Not knowing that another difficulty is waiting to be faced soon!
Life goes on with crises and solutions till salvation is attained!
Difficulties, suspenses and solutions at last are quite common;
Despite crises living together by God’s grace is bliss here!

Dramatic cultural life makes one bear joy and sorrow same way
And surmount ocean of life like the ship moves on up and down!

Submitted: Tuesday, May 25, 2010
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