Shilpa Shastry

25 Years Of Togetherness - Poem by Shilpa Shastry

This day…thinking of that year
So far its seems now and yet so near
Two strangers coming together and becoming so dear
Riding through rough times to finally celebrate with cheer

In a marriage which was not love; but arrange
Coming from backgrounds so strange
It’s heartening to see you both change
So much you talk and still have tons to exchange

Knowingly or not, you both have changed
Dad helping with chores to help Mom who was drained
Or Mom agreeing to things to ensure both of you gained
Both working tirelessly to ensure relation remains unstrained

Your non-stop chats that wake us in the morning
With laughter and cups of tea to keep you warming
You don’t realise how much we keep longing
To see you immersed in each other without warning

So many dreams realised and many more to go
The love that is visible and the one you choose not to show
Wanted to tell you that we all know
The love that you have will continue to grow

All these years, it has been worth the struggle
You did so much and continue to juggle
May your love continue to multiply and double
While you continue to be enveloped in love’s bubble

Topic(s) of this poem: marriage

Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem was written for my friend's parents' 25th wedding anniversary

Comments about 25 Years Of Togetherness by Shilpa Shastry

  • Madathil Rajendran Nair (3/7/2015 10:17:00 PM)

    Shilpa-ji! You are again walking away grabbing a 10. What a lovely poem - perhaps one the loveliest I have read in recent days. The success of an arranged marriage, a heavenly home, the morning chatter of the couple and steaming cups. You are indeed blessed to be amidst all that. My tears of joy for you. You are a great poet. (Report) Reply

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  • Chinedu Dike (3/7/2015 8:17:00 PM)

    Lovely piece of poetry, well articulated and nicely penned, to commemorate the silver jubilee anniversary of a successful marriage bristling with love. A nice poem indeed. Thanks for sharing. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON. (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, March 7, 2015

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