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How Will I

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How Will I

__A Holy Matrimony__

How will I say goodbye 
To this body,
This body that always
Feels my needs.
How will I detach myself
From this beauty,
This beauty that always
Put me in mind.
How will I pay this kindred,
This kindred that is always
By my side.
How will I tell the news
To this beauty,
This beauty that, 
'I am in love with her.'

How will I explain
Myself to mother
To mother that
I have found for her
A woman.
How will this new beauty
Not affect my relationship,
My cordial relationship with 
My mother.

Sure mother will receive 
This new beauty.
And if she does,
How won’t she,
This new beauty
Take my mum
From me.
Won’t there be grudge
Between me and my damsel.

Am I jealous or what?

I can't bid both goodbye.
My mum can say 'safe journey' to me
As I can say 'thank you' to her.
My fiancee will not want to hurt me
My mom won’t want to hurt my home
She will love my mom
For her benign character and love.
Together our families
(Mine and hers)
Will be united
As one big nation.
 






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  1. Date: 6/9/2014 9:32:00 AM

    Abdulhafeez, Congratulations, on your awesome winning poem... LUV -LINDA-

  1. Date: 6/7/2014 9:52:00 PM

    Great write and wonderful win, congrats!

  1. Date: 6/7/2014 11:00:00 AM

    Congratulations on a well-deserved win!

  1. Date: 6/4/2014 4:08:00 AM

    Applause to you for your wonderful win Abdulhafeez! :-)

  1. Date: 6/4/2014 12:40:00 AM

    Interesting write, congrats on the win,

  1. Date: 5/21/2013 9:16:00 AM

    a depth of feelings that make this poem a delight to read lovely pen ty for sharing