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  1. skipmars · March 26, 2014

    I think I’ve come to the mind that prearranged marriages are a very worthy consideration. None of the hype regarding the oohs and aahs of relationship; and the betrothed start out strangers with the task of getting to know one another, and without the “benefit” of divorce.

    A one-and-done approach — if made law — would go well in shoring up a lot of leaks in the marriage dam — or the damn marriage.

    In “Fiddler on the Roof,” Tevye and Golde share a duet entitled “Do You Love Me?” In a wonderful songful diatribe, the husband and wife run through all each does for the other. You understand theirs was an arranged marriage, a tradition which Tevye would like to extend to his daughters.

    “Do you love me?”

    ” . . . I guess I do.”

    So, your contention suggests there’s NOT that one and only — which reflects the “other fish in the sea” sentiment when a relationship cracks.

    And, I agree with you. Our opinions on the subject, plus about $14, will get us a cup of coffee at Starbucks anytime, anywhere.

    • anumshafique · March 26, 2014

      Aaahhh you may be on to something. Or perhaps, it really doesn’t matter: relationships, love, cracks or the lack of one, two or all.

      • skipmars · March 26, 2014

        Something’s gotta matter.

        • anumshafique · March 26, 2014

          R u sure?

          • skipmars · March 26, 2014

            Of that, I am.

          • skipmars · March 26, 2014

            The question becomes, what matters?

            • anumshafique · March 26, 2014

              I guess that is where our paths shall diverge…

              • skipmars · March 26, 2014

                A poetic duel, then.

                Yours and mine on what matters.

                • anumshafique · March 26, 2014

                  Or what doesn’t?

                  • skipmars · March 26, 2014

                    Exactly. Winner buys the beers.

                    • anumshafique · March 26, 2014

                      LOL… Or not…

                    • skipmars · March 26, 2014

                      So, you game? One week to write. We coordinate posts.

                    • anumshafique · March 26, 2014

                      As long as no one buys any beers I am game…

                    • skipmars · March 26, 2014

                      Sounds fair to me.

                    • skipmars · March 27, 2014

                      Just out of curiosity . . . why not?

                    • anumshafique · March 27, 2014

                      Simply, because I don’t drink.
                      Complexly, because when it comes to debates about what to think and what to believe, no one is right or perhaps everyone is; therefore, the thought of winners and losers is thrown out of the window. ๐Ÿ˜›
                      But thanks for (what I hope was) a well meant offer. ๐Ÿ™‚
                      So next Saturday, we post? Is that cool with you?

                    • skipmars · March 27, 2014

                      Yes. So, do you like cheese cake, then?

                    • anumshafique · March 28, 2014

                      The answer to that question comes under “complexly” ๐Ÿ˜›

                    • skipmars · March 29, 2014

                      Do you mean today, or April 5?

                    • anumshafique · March 29, 2014

                      April 5 ๐Ÿ™‚

                    • skipmars · March 29, 2014

                      Just checking. Thanks.

                    • skipmars · April 6, 2014

                      Came and went and I forgot to upload my poem. I awoke in the night with that realization. I had written the poem early last week. My great apologies. I have corrected that this morning, and Meaninglessness is now posted.

                    • anumshafique · April 7, 2014

                      No worries, I’ll go check it out now. ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. deadpoetdormis2 · March 26, 2014

    perhaps it’s just nature way of tricking us to procreate and further the human race. This whole life is an illusion… Or as someone once said, ;love is an insanity cured by marriage.’

    • anumshafique · March 27, 2014

      LOL, perhaps it is… Sometimes it is cured, at others it may even become more diseased than before… :/ Thank you so much for stopping by!

      • deadpoetdormis2 · March 28, 2014

        yeah ๐Ÿ™‚ Hope you catch the little Dutch boy…

  3. wonderingpoet · March 27, 2014

    Very interesting debate here, and some good poetry! Here are my thoughts on it: http://cosmicheroism.wordpress.com/2014/03/27/what-does-it-matter/

    • anumshafique · March 27, 2014

      Thank you for visiting, I’ll go check it out! ๐Ÿ™‚

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