Treasure Island

krishnakumar chandrasekar nair

(1964 and doing pretty good.. / Thiruvalla, Kerala)

Big bash weddings

What is the use of all that gold
If you have no place for it to show
Turn eyeballs in no loving looks
And then pompously sneer and blow

Big bash extravagant weddings are a must
If you want to prove your status above the rest
Spend and splurge in the weddings name
And have them talk endlessly for days about the same

The brides real worth is not her beauty or skin tone
Much less her intellect or qualifications alone
If she on such occasions be not weighed in gold
For the bridegrooms kith and kin we are often told

And such marriages you can later see
After the initial glitz and gloss so free
Most often ending up in near Splitzville
And keeping many (so called) well wishers really happy.....

Submitted: Saturday, February 01, 2014

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Nowadays the amount of money being spent on marriages is astronomical. The richie rich make a very vulgar show of their wealth (and many regret later on) in fairy tale weddings. What follows in the days, weeks, months and years later may not do justice to the slogan 'the ends shall justify the means.' The sad state of affairs will continue till some awareness spreads......

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  • Dinesh Nair (2/23/2014 12:30:00 AM)

    Wedding gives a chance for the filthy rich to tell the rest of their society how they would like to spend their amassed wealth.
    With regard to spending on the food to be served on the wedding day, if it is offered to the uninvited hungry ones seen on the pathways and in the crowded cities, it will be a fine thing.
    Kerala brides have the greatest bend in India.
    A thought provoking poem. (Report) Reply

  • Valsa George (2/10/2014 8:16:00 AM)

    What is done for mere show
    Ends up finally as a blow
    Instead of tonnes of gold
    What to be sought is a heart of gold.......

    It is so ridiculous to see the bride bending down with the weight of gold... a sight so common in some of the states of India! It is also foolish to splurge so much money on a marriage celebration which could have been spent on some useful purpose! (Report) Reply

  • Geetha Jayakumar (2/1/2014 1:27:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem on todays wedding. Brides qualification and intellect has no value. Her value lies in how much her parents ability to spend. After spending so much what is the gaurantee that she will be happy. Today lavish weddings have become common and splitting has also become too common. In one sense splitting is best, because brides will not be burnt to death for not meeting with their demands. Loved reading it. (Report) Reply

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