Make the Holy Bond of Marriage Prosper!

If you expect a happy marriage,

You have to contribute everyday, whatever your age,

You need to make it happen,

And keep on making it happen.


Refuse to give up on each other,

For just a trivial matter.

We all have weaknesses,

If you love, you have to make allowances.


Love is the secret magic,

Why do we need to panic?

If money or food is lacking,

Work, provide, without thinking of packing.


Nowhere, life would be better.

Rather than jumping from the frying pan into the fire,

Have patience and some tolerance,

To avoid being haunted later by loneliness.


Unless you meet a maniac,

A batterer, a Don Juan, or one who wants to hack

All peace from your life, have hope, hold on,

For life, to keep peacefully moving on.


And if you have a partner who is alcoholic,

Get him/her to a clinic

For detoxification,

To gain complete abstention.


And if the partner is hot tempered,

And setting the house on fire,

Wait for the molten lava to cool down,  

Taking precaution to avoid being burned down.


Do not hesitate to be the first to say sorry and be kind,

Peace, you will definitely find.


©Pushmaotee Subrun

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About Pushmaotee Subrun

Pushmaotee Fowdur Subrun was born in 1949 in Mauritius. She pursued higher studies in Delhi University where she graduated in English. For the past forty-four years she has worked in secondary schools, seven years of which she spent in Masvingo, Zimbabwe, teaching English in an army school. She completed her PGCE at the Mauritius Institute of Education in 1993. After her retirement, she was a member of the Council of the University of Mauritius for three years. She is currently a reader and editor in the Ministry of Arts and Culture. She has written one novel, one play and Short Stories and Fables. Her poems have featured in Setu Magazine, ‘Poetry and Creativity’ and in Atunis Poetry.

3 thoughts on “Make the Holy Bond of Marriage Prosper!

  1. Louis Kasatkin

    Prosaic :- adjective. commonplace or dull; matter-of-fact or unimaginative,of or having the character or form of prose, the ordinary form of spoken or written language, rather than of poetry.


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