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Miss Hema's Suicide

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Miss Hema's Suicide

A rural priest
rolls and throws out
the wedding mantras.
The ritualistic ululation
and the music of 
a toot and a drum
melt the winter.
The bridal garland,
like a noose,
awaits a bride’s neck.
The bride bows her head
in the traditional
rural Indian coyness.
A groom learns to forget,
for the dowry freezes his heart
and opens his foxy eyes.


A wick yields to the darkness 
beyond the nuptial rhythms.
The froth of love runs down 
Miss Hema’s chin.
She is stranded on the bluish eternity.
And the pressed love in her womb
evades all the typical questions.

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  1. Date: 9/20/2014 10:01:00 AM
    sad but harsh reality.

  1. Date: 5/11/2013 8:43:00 PM
    Fab :-) Have yourself a wonderful and lovely Mother's Day. Lots of Luv & Hugs *Linda"

  1. Date: 4/10/2013 9:15:00 AM
    So many sadness-es in the world. This one is so unnecessary. You have written a horrible statement here. So many changes are necessary in so many places. A wonderful poem love, Kathy

  1. Date: 2/25/2013 8:26:00 AM
    Amazing write about an unfortunate ritual and result--congrats to you

  1. Date: 2/24/2013 9:53:00 PM
    Fab... congratulations with your awesome deep and darken poem* GOODNIGHT!!! xox~LINDA

  1. Date: 2/22/2013 5:36:00 PM
    wow, this is so powerful . is the dowry system still prevalent in India today? I have always been so curious about these things and I hope the bride burnings have become very rare as well. I have a question. from the title I surmise that she killed herself but not sure I understood it that way at the very end. Did she hang herself? I really like this poem

    M V Avatar FABIYAS M V
    Date: 2/22/2013 8:48:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you, Andrea.She consumed poison and committed suicide.It was on the day of her lover's marriage with another girl. With regards Fabiyas
  1. Date: 2/22/2013 1:05:00 PM
    So sad Fab..it does feel like it needs a bit more? So glad you stopped by my writes, thank-you. Light & Love

    M V Avatar FABIYAS M V
    Date: 2/22/2013 8:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you ,Debbie.It was penned as long one.Then I cut short so that the readers can imagine a lot.Always looking for your directions