Happy Marriage Poem by Taslima Nasrin

Happy Marriage

Rating: 4.0

My life, like a sandbar,
has been taken over by a monster of a man
who wants my body under his control
so that, if he wishes,
he can spit in my face,
slap me on the cheek,
pinch my rear;
so that, if he wishes,
he can rob me of the clothes,
take my naked beauty in his grip;
so that, if he wishes.
he can chain my feet,
with no qualms whatsoever whip me,
chop off my hands, my fingers,
sprinkle salt in the open wound,
throw ground-up black pepper in my eyes,
with a dagger can slash my thigh,
can string me up and hang me.

His goal: to control my heart
so that I would love him;
in my lonely house at night
sleepless, full of anxiety,
clutching at the window grille,
I would wait for him and sob;
tears rolling down, I would bake homemade bread,
would drink, as if they were ambrosia,
the filthy liquids of his polygynous body
so that, loving him, I would melt like wax,
not turning my eyes toward any other man.
I would give proof of my chastity all my life.

So that, loving him,
on some moonlit night
I would commit suicide
in a fit of ecstasy.

Adeeb Alfateh 12 June 2019

proof of chastity seeks the nasty mind..........//// great 10+++++++++++

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Mahtab Bangalee 12 June 2019

male ego can love female ego can love both ego can be lover but sometimes the male ego descends as the controller, as the dictator, as the tyrant oppressor... and if love lives in the hand of cruel mind then the eternal gracefulness of love lost its existence..

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Rajnish Manga 12 June 2019

I truly appreciate your thoughtful comments, Sir.

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Malabika Ray Choudhury 12 June 2019

A Powerful Poem! Inflicting pain doesn't have to be physical, or violent all the time, it could be even very subtle psychological torture. Even with the use of a few words, a woman can be subjected to humiliation and agony. Thanks to Taslima Nasrin for standing up with her strong voice.

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Ratan Ghosh 14 June 2019

Thank you for your analysis of the theme of Taslima's poem. The poem is so powerful about the women's suffering- physical, verbal, mental. It's all about controlling the heart, mind, body of a helpless wife.

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Edgar Eslit 12 April 2023

Wow! So powerful poem, indeed. Congrats, Taslima.

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Sylvia Frances Chan 09 October 2022

A Poem full of brilliance, this is a very honest poem about marriage SANS love, based upon religion only where the man is the ruler.5 Stars Full Score, dear honest poetess.

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Adams King 28 June 2021

Lovely poem, thanks for sharing, read some of my poem also

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Khairul Ahsan 12 June 2020

A coin has two sides.

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Ratnakar Mandlik 12 June 2020

A great poem with an outcry about brutality against woman in the men dominated society. Well deserved poem of the day.

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Taslima Nasrin

Taslima Nasrin

Mymensingh / Bangladesh
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