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Our Wedding Anniversary

Unlike as in the West, there was no dating in our time. After a formal meeting before the family members, the boy and girl will be allowed sometime for a private talk. (that too only if the parents are progressive) If they like each other, and if the families match, some kind of a consensus will be reached. Before any long or meaningful communication takes place, the marriage will be fixed. It was almost a leap into the unknown....! Now things are different.
As time ticks, petals fall and wheels roll. Wheezy winds of days wistfully wing waving away. Can’t believe 43 years have peacefully passed. Today is our anniversary of conjugal and connubial bliss Moistening eyes with a melange of misty memories, They cascade down the currents through every crease and crevice. Lifting the veil off my dim, dusky mind, The past comes alive with fervid fragrance. We saw each other on a cheerful Christmas Eve. Amid gazing eyes, we stood flustered and fazed. As Time, like a dopey dawdling toddler, Crawled and crept away on hands and legs, How we simply stood and stared at each other, Unable to commune or convey our thoughts in lucid language. Later in the most auspicious and propitious moment, Solemnly holding hands, we set out to sail in the sea of life. Memories so green and grey linger, my dear, As though it all happened just days ago. With fervid interest and fervent enthusiasm, We pledged to plod through the path of life at length. Graciousness and grace then walked hand in hand. Warm blood flowed through every capillary and vein. Days flew, time sped and months into years fled. Amid lilts of laughter and trickling tears, How the steep stairs of life we climbed! Through long and labyrinthine paths we plodded, Pausing uncertain and undecided on turns and twists But holding fast and never loosening our grip. We have watched the decay and death of spring We have bore the heat and humidity of summer, Seen leaves drop in maturing and mellowing autumn Now the brisk and bleak shroud of winter is about to veil Without rebellion or revolt, let us face and favor life With thankfulness, ticking, throbbing and tingling Till Death disconnect and disjoint us, Oh! My Love, Let us hold our hands and hearts together And gaily and gleefully wait till final sunset slowly sets in! August.6.2022 ~ Placed First~ Anniversary Poetry Contest Sponsor- Sara Kendrick

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Date: 10/16/2022 2:45:00 PM
Valsa, your poem is so beautifully penned, a FAV for me and congratulations on your win in Sara's contest, blessings Constance
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Date: 10/16/2022 6:47:00 AM
Congratulations on being on the winners' list in my contest. I was excited to see who I had chosen to be on the winners' page myself. Way to go. Sara
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Date: 9/11/2022 9:19:00 AM
A beautiful story of lives joining together and facing all of life's challenges and receiving all of life's blessings together. Excellent alliteration, Valsa. Blessings on both of you. Bill
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Date: 9/14/2022 2:30:00 AM
Thanks a lot Bill for your sweet and kind words. As you know, there is a thrill in facing life when the two... husband and wife are together in joys and sorrows. After our marriage, we had to wait for long eleven years for a child. During those years my husband stood with me as a pillar of strength
Date: 9/9/2022 6:07:00 PM
Valsa, you have written magnificently metaphorical poetry that oozes a life of affection in the treasured journey together. A love that is gentle, unending, and above all wonderfully written about. Congratulations on making the proper decision; you picked the perfect person.
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Valsa George
Date: 9/9/2022 10:37:00 PM
Thank you so much, Lasaad. You are ever encouraging and always delight me with your lovely comments. Wish you a happy weekend, dear friend.
Date: 9/8/2022 1:06:00 PM
This is beautiful Valsa. I once asked a friend about his matched marriage. He said they met, he liked her, she liked him and that was it. What more could you want? A terrific entry for this contest. Linda
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Date: 9/9/2022 10:34:00 PM
As love grows, differences dissipate. There is a thrill in knowing a person deeply with time. Even now arranged marriages are in vogue here. My son got married two years back and it was an arranged marriage ! Thanks Linda for your lovely comment!
Date: 9/7/2022 10:05:00 PM
This is so lovely, Valsa, the poetry is awesome, and to learn something of your culture, invaluable.
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Date: 9/9/2022 10:28:00 PM
There are cultural differences and knowing about different mores and cultures is always interesting. Thanks a lot dear harry !
Date: 9/7/2022 10:45:00 AM
People find the most comfort in the familiar, so it is good to read that the familiar can also lead to happiness. Good luck to you, and your husband! Aloha!
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Valsa George
Date: 9/9/2022 10:24:00 PM
Thank you Rico...for your kind wishes !
Date: 9/7/2022 6:31:00 AM
Wonderfully metaphoric poem, Valsa, exuding lifetime of love in beloved journey together. BIG congrats on achieving milestones so rare for many these days-- and a FAVE from me for this poem of gleeful celebration.
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Date: 9/7/2022 9:27:00 AM
Thanks a lot Vijay. I am so excited that this poem is in your Fave list......
Date: 9/7/2022 1:42:00 AM
Lovely poem. A strange though well-known custom about marriage, though I know sometimes marriage are simply arranged. Beautiful poem and congratulations that you chose the right person. Hugs
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Valsa George
Date: 9/7/2022 9:26:00 AM
It will sound very strange to foreigners. But in the state where I live, arranged marriages are still more in vogue. Glad you liked my poem and thanks a lot for your lovely comment.
Date: 9/6/2022 9:27:00 PM
Tender, enduring love most exalted ~ beautifully penned, Valsa
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Date: 9/6/2022 9:37:00 PM
Thanks a lot dear Seeker friend !
Date: 9/6/2022 9:00:00 PM
I'd say your husband is quite a lucky fellow. I imagine that he realizes just how lucky he is. Your poem is a grand celebration of a life together. Bravo, Gershon
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Date: 9/6/2022 9:36:00 PM
In a way both of us have been lucky, so far by the grace of God ! Hope things will be so till the end. Of course we had our share of misfortunes and minor scuffles...still life has been sweet. Thanks a lot dear Gershon