Treasure Island

Bijay Kant Dubey


When Will You Get Me Married?


In a society of strict guardianship, moralistic living and cultural hegemony,
I have seen the son quarelling with his father and mother
As when will they arrange the marriage.

Under the British education system, after their timely departure, under the shadow of
He has done his Matriculation,
And after that H.S., I.A. or Pre-University
And now he is doing his B.A.

And in B.A., people marry it really, if not, the parents arrange the marriage
Through the match-makers or the relatives working as middle men
And if he marries not in time, when will he get the time of smiling,
When will he marry in the old age?

The people of the nation marry at a younger age, even before fourteen years of age,
Why will he stay single,
A bachelor doing his bachelor’s degree,
If he marries not in the final year, when will he?

So many fathers of the girls are coming regularly, asking for his hands
And they, I mean, his parents are not allowing
The marriage to come off easily,
Letting him not marry.

In the Matric class, they had promised of getting it arranged,
Again took it to Pre-University
And now even in his B.A.,
They are not thinking of his marriage.

The young, villagerly boy goes quarreling with
As to when will they get it arranged,
When will father go to see the girl for him
In a temple or the outskirts of the relative’s village?

The boy cannot see the girl beforehand,
Will see just during the marriage night,
Who the stranger girl,
Remembering whether he had elsewhere?

Perhaps no, as because, who sees whom in the villages,
The distant, far-flung villages,
That is why, the boy asking his small sister to help and tell about
The would-be ride time and again.

Submitted: Tuesday, August 06, 2013
Edited: Thursday, August 29, 2013

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