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Parents frantic, seek a match
people applaud as a good catch,
squeamish about qualifications essential
probing if incomes are substantial.
Essential is a job quite decent,
with no stage in life quiescent
height and weight just perfect
complexion that doesn't deject.
Family name, fame and wealth,
education, hobbies and health
supersede matters of the heart
for a secure married life to start.
With the essentials in place
man and woman see face to face,
the best of them they showcase
lest they fall behind in the race.
In lightning speed vows are made
elaborate plans are then laid;
a game of luck has just begun
hope it turns out to be some fun.
P.S: This poem is written in lighter vein about the Arranged Marriage Market in India. It is in no way intended to hurt any one’s feelings. The debate over Arranged vs Love marriages is never ending. It works differently for different people. Ultimately all that matters is one’s happiness in life. Happy Holi!
Written for the prompt "Essential" at B-A-R