THE VOWS, MARRIAGE AND MOTHERHOOD

Vows are not,

Promises.
Promise can be broken,
Vows cannot.
What did you see
When we walked down the aisle
For my heart is like a ship on a sea
For my world is like a castle

I was a teenager,
too young to understand love
With no hesitation,
I said ‘ I do’
My heart is bounded
To a man who knows not honesty
My body is bounded
To a man who does not appreciate

I need strength; to go on,
Not for him, for my children
And I pray that, someday you will know my worth.
I will forever love you, because;
Vows are sacred
Vows are beyond reach of a broken heart

My life is like a tree, with worn-out leaves
Like a farm, in desperate need of autumn
For I long for hope, hope of the future
Our love is like a coin; it has both sides
Mine; this is love
Not for marrying you, but for having this beautiful children.
Your side; this is bondage, and not marriage.
For marrying a daughter of a nobody.
Am a liability.

Prayer of mother to her children;
I pray you will find the joy and love,
I never found.
For the greatest joy in marriage;
Is to LOVE and BE LOVED.
VOWS comes from the heart
I will forever keep my vows; for the love of my children.

I think of dying,
But I can’t die, leaving them with you.
Each day I have to grow stronger; for them.

QUESTION :
I WROTE THIS POEM, WITH ITS SETTING OF THE 16TH CENTURY, NO PROVISION FOR DIVORCE. IF YOU WERE TO BE THE WOMAN, WHAT WOULD YOU HAVE DONE?.

A MOTHER WILL ALWAYS PRAY FOR HOPE. THE PAIN AND JOY OF MOTHERHOOD IS GREATER.

#SayYesToGenderEquality

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25 thoughts on “THE VOWS, MARRIAGE AND MOTHERHOOD

  1. Your feelings in this poem seems real.. A mother cannot afford to die or leave her children in the hands of whomsoever that she doesn’t trusts…..i feel it.. there’s seems no way than to be stronger…. But at the same time a mom needs to realize that the word stronger means strong from all sides ..vows n promises if made my two for each othr then its meant to b kept by each othr..one cant keep them survive.. Try to stand n b strong for ur chilren..if u can’t trust ti leave ur children with their father then seperation is the best answer..theres no point.. compromising life with n excuse of children is a weak heart n u r teachin ur chilren the same thing i.e. to compronise….wat if the same situation occurs to ur daughter..wat will u advice her…anyone…with great request i realize that a mothers heart is weak n every situation is different..sayin is easy… I felt pain reading it

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    1. Thanks dear, πŸ˜†
      Am a guy who believes in expressing his feelings, by writing. I wrote this, to express how women in the 16th, 19th century, felt and were treated. And somewhere around the world, they are still treated the same way. But thanks for your comment, I really do appreciate it.

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    2. Please back then, there were high rate of gender discrimination, no equality, slave and master. All she could do is to be strong. Thanks to democracy
      Thanks to the struggle forgender equality.

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  2. Love it! Hope women who suffers this type of marriage realize not only is it toxic for them, but their kids as well. That is not Love! Love yourself and your kids more, if ever found in that situation and find the strength to leave before it’s too late.

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