Thousand Lies For A Good

The limit of lies, for a marraige, in the east,
Just a thousand, that is the least.
So many a wedlock ends in trouble,
Once a lie is pricked like a bubble.

Beautiful was the bride, adorned with gold,
But the lame bridegroom, never was told,
That she too was a handicapped lady,
With left arm, disproportionate to her body.

Ushed into their first night chamber,
He couldn't suppress his guilt from her.
She hid hers, in fear, under her veil,
To let him think, it was so real.

Suddenly a burst of laughter shook them both,
As time ran out to tell the truth.
The girl waved her short hand first.
The boy then revealed his leg with twist.

Pity, their elders suppressed the fact,
Not that, the couple be cheated in their act.
Their shortfall held them close, despite lies,
That would have, otherwise, broken their ties.

by Rajaram Ramachandran

Comments (2)

‘Their shortfall held them close, despite lies, /That would have, otherwise, broken their ties.’…finish is like...‘All is Quite In Western Front’… Sir it is international forum still a poet I must stay with truth…wedding in east like ...market …bargain…especially women are victim…fie…shit…shame…dowry …Himalayan lies heaps up and up…and the dirty cat comes out some time after marriage…in west too rate of spouse bushing is rampart…by their hubbys…again here women are victim…gender bias preponderance…why but why? ? ? ? ... Thanks for sharing… Ms. Nivedita UK 10/10
The limit of lies, for a marraige, in the east, Just a thousand, that is the least. So many a wedlock ends in trouble......God needs only one sincere pray and whole life will be happy and good....10 o, lord...prayer