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They altered her name to match with his'. They changed her biological parents to avoid interclan. Everyone said that it's customary and she has to get down to it. She quivered like a withered leaf on a cold winter's night - couldn't escape the chillness.

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Date: 5/24/2020 4:16:00 AM
My daughter in law chose to keep her own surname and though at first I didn't understand I do now, absolutely and love her more for it. Blessings Swetha, Jennifer.
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Date: 4/20/2020 5:24:00 AM
Ah yeah the custom to change the surname after marriage ah it's sad come to think of it. I never changed my surname after marriage, because I was too proud of my daddy's name. Kudos for a soulful superb poem. Pls do read and comment my newest poem too.
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Date: 3/20/2020 11:48:00 PM
What an amazing poem this is. so much injustice in the world, most stemmed from ancient traditions. Yes one most listen to every voice...
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Date: 2/15/2020 4:06:00 AM
It's really chilly but reality in some part of the world and a right given to 'them'. I can understand that desperation. Well penned. :)) Sunita UPD
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Date: 2/12/2020 2:42:00 PM
Emotional ending! Who is “they” and why is her name being altered? Marriage? If so many keep their own for a variety of reasons. Customs can be changed.
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Date: 2/11/2020 9:14:00 PM
So chilling, I can feel the despair here-
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Date: 2/8/2020 10:52:00 AM
It's not easy...if you want to be part of something, you'll have to play your escape
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Swetha Vangaveti
Date: 2/8/2020 7:38:00 PM
Ready to play my part Arturo!! But should it be a one-sided game?