A Child Wedding, poetry written by Prakash Nagarajan at Spillwords.com
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A Child Wedding

A Child Wedding

written by: Prakash Nagarajan


The ceremony was on,
overseen by a priest and village hanger-ons,

of a marriage fixed and soon to be performed.

Drums beat and trumpets blew,
and amidst it all, she sat to little clue,

Innocent to her fate, oblivious to a call,

A gift given, promise taken,
mesmerized by a toy,
that shiny little ball,
holding her in a truly magical thrall.

How would the little one even have known,
she was being forsaken
by those whom she must have thought to be her very own.

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