It is hectic, tiring.
vulnerability at every corner
while seeking an alliance,
searching brides and bridegrooms.
The exercise turns unpleasant.
Status stands out with a glitter
reputation turns silvery.
wealth dazzles like a diamond,
qualification takes the cue
from iron,, looks matter the least,
Fixing with permutations
and combinations placements
of Rashis in twelve houses play truant
while matching the horoscopes, where
Six out of ten is good,
seven and and eight fare better,
nine and ten like the good fat hen,
are the best. considerations.
anything less than six is disqualified,
Comparisons within the community
of one hundred thousand.
Another one intercepts
that of Gothra , Marriages
within the same section
being disallowed, Weddings
wait for ratifications from elders.
Meantime, boy becomes man, girls
cross the child bearing age,
reach forties before they tie the knot,
Invisible as it is births dwindle,
Numbers fall steep, saddening.!