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The Bride

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English Poetry

Written for p4poetry prompt – http://forum.p4poetry.com/topic.php?id=74&replies=2#post-762


Amidst holy chant

And excited chatter

Valuables exchanged hands.


Around the burning fire

And blessings galore

Two beings summoned

As husband and wife;

Sealed by the garland,

Sindhoor, mangalsutra

And a bunch of lies.


The dowry was no good

The bride spoke too much

Got pregnant with a girl child

Yet asked if she could work.


The child was aborted

The valuables used up

The vows were forgotten

Humanity was shunned


Amidst hushed whispers

And the wrath of fire

The innocent bride died.


No one spoke a word

Cruel souls felt no hurt

Only a few shed tears

For their little girl

Once wrapped in reds

Now silent, unheard.


  1. U L H A S says:

    boss this is superb……

    Stars addedd…..

    Kuch Bridegroom pe bhi likhye


  2. heartfelt!such a serious issue written about in such a simple way…zabardast….

  3. krishna says:

    Somber issue presented in a simple form…

    Liked it…

  4. medhini says:

    very simple and beautiful.

  5. @preeti-hey…the composition is ready..:).tentatively titled-“VOICE of LOVE”.will post the poem soon!

  6. preeti datar says:

    ^awesome! waiting for the poem/song! 😀

  7. preeti,can you please give me to lines which would fit perfectly with any of the five paras?the end is just not falling into place…

  8. Apoorv says:

    beautiful… and facing an issue that is quite common in our country

  9. Aryan says:

    nice 1 preeti…. u’ve raised a social issue PREETI nicely… but hey all men r nt like dis….
    And dis 1 was posted near abt 2 months ago… u havn’t posted nythng since… plz catch dat bird called poetry agn…
    i feel we’ll b soon hearin frm u…

  10. vartika says:

    love d way u deal wid ur subject………

  11. Lilian says:

    Yummy, and totally dnirloog over a great little sandwich snack like this…I would stuff these into pita pockets, and pack it real good and fat, to enjoy even more:)

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  15. yes, that's probably why is says "dedicated to Louis Royo" in the left corner. Surprisingly the Mona Lisa is also an interpretation and not the original work of this artist.

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