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Isaac Maliya

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This Eternal Marriage


This eternal marriage
It is one of force, of no choice
One of irresistible destiny
How can we get divorced forever?

This eternal marriage
One gets into long before birth
No escape route from it, no alternative
How can we get divorced forever?

This eternal marriage
Can never be denied, no fugitives
Unborn, born, young, old, man, woman
There is no selection when time comes
How can we get divorced forever?

This eternal marriage
The undeniable beckon of the husband
During the day, the night, at any time
Medical technologies notwithstanding
How can we get divorced forever?

This eternal marriage
It is indeed the mother of all sufferings
The river of tears never run dry
The broken hearts never get mended
The gaps of those called are never refilled
How can we get divorced from this cruel marriage?


Dedication: To Julia Tivane Holm, friend and colleague

Nampula, Mozambique
3rd June,2000

Submitted: Saturday, March 14, 2009
Edited: Sunday, March 22, 2009

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  • Isaac Maliya (8/4/2009 12:53:00 AM)

    From: Júlia Tivane Holm
    To: Isaac Maliya
    Date-Time: 5/25/2009 9: 54: 00 AM (GMT -6: 00)
    Subject: Kanimambo
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    Hi Isaac
    This poem reminds me of something very hard that I have experienced once and again.
    But thanks a lot for reminding me. God Bless you.
    A big hug
    Julia (Report) Reply

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