MARITAL & MARTIAL

The plains of marriage are littered,
With the dead and the dying,
What was meant to be a garden,
With beauty and blessing,
Today has become a field of battle,
Pitting against one another,
Two who were meant to be one!

The crops of the union have become
Poisonous hemlock and bitter gall,
The fruits of the fusion were designed to be
Sweet to taste and strength to life!
The real victims of this evolution
Often are the innocent and the endearing
Little ones who are a message from heaven!

Whatever happened, to passion and compassion
God in Your mercy, grant us to be human!

*Wrote this when I was burdened and sad about the increasing number marital breakups. Not judging anybody or anything, its the outpouring of my heart!

I chopped up my poem to fit the word limit. Here is the full version!

MARITAL & MARTIAL
The plains of marriage are littered,
With the dead and the dying,
What was meant to be a garden,
With beauty and blessing,
Today has become a field of battle,
Pitting against one another,
Two who were meant to be one!
The crops of the union have become
Poisonous hemlock and bitter gall,
The fruits of the fusion were designed to be
Sweet to taste and strength to life!
The real victims of this evolution
Often are the innocent and the endearing
Little ones who are a message from heaven!
Whither this change, so dramatic and drastic,
So damaging and destroying!
Wherefore this phase, so blatant and blase,
So blustery and blundering!
Whatever happened, to passion and compassion
To endearment and endurance!
God in Your mercy, grant us to be atleast human!

© Sabina Tagore Immanuel

*Friday Fictioneers is talented group of enthusiasts penning down a story, a poem, a prose, etc., expressing their heart about a photo prompt, every week. Thanks for this week’s beautiful photo prompt ©  J Hardy Carroll
                                                      

 

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10 thoughts on “MARITAL & MARTIAL

  1. Chopping a few words from the original version didn’t alter the message. It’s sad, the percentage of marriages that end in divorce and the impact on the children. The long-term effect is the children from broken homes tend to repeat the pattern. What we should be teaching them is marriage is a lifetime commitment, so choose well and expect a few bumps in the road along the journey.

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  2. Yes Russell.
    Recently seeing a lot of breakups.
    So when I attend a wedding and see the extravaganza (Indian weddings are huge), my heart is in my mouth. When couples get into trouble, I think what a waste!
    Why is it that people tolerate and put up with brothers, sisters, mothers, fathers, aunts, uncles, cousins etc etc, not divorcing them, how can you divorce a spouse?🤔🤔🤔

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  3. Dear Sabina,

    This strikes a chord with me in a family situation. Those who suffer the most are the innocents. The children…and the rest of the family. I can’t just divorce someone I’ve come to love as a daughter. Nuff said. Well written…both the long and the short versions.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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