Valsa George


To Those Who Seek A Partner - Poem by Valsa George

If you are hunting for a spouse
Know it is not an easy task
Getting an ‘ideal’ partner in life
Is not within easy reach, hence ‘sour grapes’!
Quite rarely we come across a pair
Where the man and wife are of the same vibes

How strange are the ways of Fate!
The most incompatible, welded into a pair!
One who has a temper ‘at the tip of his nose’
Comes into the life of one, a paragon of patience
Another lackadaisically lazy and indolent
Gets one diligent and industrious
Again one so simple, frugal and altruistic
Becomes partner to one quite greedy
Yet another, humorous, sociable and outgoing
Fated to live with one morbidly dull and withdrawn
One beautifully slim with an hourglass figure
Becomes spouse to one so grossly overweight

Always remember,
The adage and never dismiss it as a cliché
“If you fail to get what you like,
Learn to like what you get”

Unless the couple becomes experts
At the precarious balancing game
Family would surely turn into a war zone
And man and wife would go their separate ways

Whatever be the incompatibility
If you can say it is Okay, even if it is 95% not
And bleach out a blot, never seeing it as an erasable stain
And overlook an aberration out and out,

I say…….
You have won and you are a champion in life!

Topic(s) of this poem: marriage


Comments about To Those Who Seek A Partner by Valsa George

  • Edward Kofi Louis (1/25/2016 12:33:00 PM)


    So is life; as seen around us. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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  • Ayman Parray (11/11/2015 9:26:00 AM)


    Beautiful, humorous and captivating quality in your writing Valsaji. I can't admire it enough.
    The thought of marriage gives me quite a scare,
    I tremble like an innocent hare.
    But your advice is sound,
    good enough for me to be bound,
    in the bonds of matrimony
    And spend all my time and money
    on that one special bunny...
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    Valsa George Valsa George (11/11/2015 10:24:00 PM)

    Ayman

    Don't see marriage as a snare
    It is not something to scare
    It is a life to share
    With love and mutual care!

  • Roop Rekha Bhaskar (11/10/2015 12:55:00 AM)


    Ha ha so true. And I’m so glad that God has a partner to one and all on earth. I’m trying to figure out where I fit and felt like hitting on -The most incompatible, welded into a pair! One who has a temper ‘at the tip of his nose’……(I do have a temper) but I’m comfortable staying just between the lines. Something different. i do believe that Marriages are made in heaven (Report) Reply

  • Roop Rekha Bhaskar (11/10/2015 12:54:00 AM)


    Ha ha so true. And I’m so glad that God has a partner to one and all on earth. I’m trying to figure out where I fit and felt like hitting on -The most incompatible, welded into a pair! One who has a temper ‘at the tip of his nose’……(I do have a temper) but I’m comfortable staying just between the lines. Something different. I do believe that marriages are made in heaven... (Report) Reply

  • Akhtar Jawad (11/8/2015 8:29:00 AM)


    Why don't you write a poem, how to change a wife. Oh! I mean how to change the existing wife. It's a marvelous poem that I should have read about fifty years ago but at that time, I think, Valsa herself did not know how to select someone as a spouse. I quote Jigar Muradabadi- Muhabbat keya hay taseere muhabbat kisko kehte hayn- -Tera majboor kar dena mera majboor ho jana. (What is love and what's the effect of love? It's someone's power to make another one helpless. So helpless I was but it proved to be a nice decision as she proved herself a wonderful and cooperative loving wife, though a bit hysterical nowadays due to her sickness. (Report) Reply

  • Tirupathi Chandrupatla (11/7/2015 4:27:00 PM)


    Well the law of the opposites holds seems to hold in all things. Opposite poles attract. Magnets with same polarity repel. They say for compatibility one soft and one hard match. Yet in the final count some adjustments must be made. Your poem tackles the problem very well. Thank you. (Report) Reply

  • Kumarmani Mahakul (11/5/2015 2:58:00 PM)


    Getting and idea of partner in life is amazing and this is one amazing poem on marriage topic. But understanding matters a lot. Nice understanding and tolerance gives championship in life. Nice sharing really...10 (Report) Reply

  • Mohammed Asim Nehal (11/5/2015 10:56:00 AM)


    God knows how to balance every pair, He is wise and He knows the best, those who have full faith and trust will take everything in positive manner....A thought provoking poem, Madam.10 (Report) Reply

  • Madathil Rajendran Nair (11/5/2015 8:11:00 AM)


    That is some practicable advice which won't be practised by most. So, we would have and have a lot of unhappy marriages. But against such reality, you the poet (or poetess - they don't seem to use that word any more!) go with a 10. (Report) Reply

  • Sanjukta Nag (11/5/2015 5:14:00 AM)


    This poem has revealed a great aspect in case of relationship and marriage, and you are a wise observer of life. The second stanza is so true, and may be it happens to keep the balance of human qualities in a society. Very thoughtful poem, carrying a good message.10 (Report) Reply

  • Souren Mondal (11/5/2015 4:05:00 AM)


    Since I am unmarried I can take this perhaps as a 'guide' for things to come ;)

    Kidding aside you did put something so complicated as human relationships, with great dexterity, in a nice perspective and described it brilliantly...

    Thank you for sharing...
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  • Kelly Kurt (11/5/2015 1:06:00 AM)


    Relationships may be the most complicated endeavor in life.
    Thanks, Valsa
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  • (11/5/2015 12:46:00 AM)


    a couple with different likes
    makes marriage such a delight
    but it doesn't happen overnight
    with love all interest unite
    thanks Valsa-10+++
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  • Rajendran Muthiah (11/5/2015 12:23:00 AM)


    Those who are wedded to educated employee-wife are champions in life from the very beginning. Only a few employed men with partners as housewives are delaying from getting into the fold of 'champions'. When fate plays havoc in human life, what can we mortals do? (Report) Reply

  • (11/4/2015 11:11:00 PM)


    Off course marriage is a gamble. A most adroit master gambler too may easily lose in it. In spite of that a sizable proportion of wedded couples live a meaningful and happy life though they are not ideal match for each other. Only compromise, here and there, enables them to achieve this miracle.
    Nice theme with a firm perspective expressed in a lyrical form. Thanks for sharing.
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  • Rajnish Manga (11/4/2015 10:47:00 PM)


    The poem brings to fore your power of observation transformed into words and then into a poetic discourse of great beauty involving human psychology. Following words do guide us:
    “If you fail to get what you like,
    Learn to like what you get”
    (Report) Reply

    Valsa George Valsa George (11/4/2015 11:00:00 PM)

    Thank you Rajnish sir for your laudable appraisal of my poem and your high rating!

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