Rayees Ahmad Kumar
Born in a bourgeoisie
I yearned to be well educated
Toiling hard and striving for it
Transformed me to realise the dream
Getting the job with ease
Further strengthened and rejuvenated my self
Was passionate to live a life of liberty, tranquillity and contentment.
Tying the nuptial was my
Late grandfather’s strong desire
Hither and thither did he put options for me
So much did he love me
Closer to me was he then my father
For choosing the spouse
Little did I put my efforts?
To seek a resplendent, virtuous and obedient match
At the very first meeting and gaze
Did I show my assent?
Post marriage, was I caught in mental trauma
Relatives from the duo side
Ailed, annoyed and displeased me
Some calling me disloyal to parents
While some belittling my spouse.
Days, months and years passed
To agonize me, seem their only aim was
During nights in my cozy room
Feeling displeased do I think
Is it a routine for every married male?
Or am I the only victim?
Oh my lord! Do show some mercy
Lest I shall be lost.
(The author is a columnist and teaches at Govt Secondary School Anderwan Ganderbal)