No chemistry in my new wife but over time she had everything
(This is entirely based on the posting in Tamil of Dinakar Raj . He has mentioned that he read it somewhere and liked it. Thanks to him as well as the original author)
Like every unmarried lad , I was full of dreams,
AS soon as my engagement ceremony was celebrated
About the joy and companionship that I would get ,
And these dreams were not only when I was sleeping but all the time
I searched my collection of novels in many languages,
For books with explicit and implicit themes, so that,
I can give them to her after our picnic to heaven,
I also dusted and polished all my trophies got for cricket .
I visited several musical sites and down loaded ,
Several great romantic songs of Kannadasan,
Several heart throbbing songs of Mohammad Rafi,
Whose tunes were set by all time greats in music direction.
I searched and located my chess as well as carom board,
So that , we can play them with each other in our sweet home,
I also consulted a poet and wrote several pretty love poems ,
And after all these preparations , one day we got married.
After a few days of pure joy spoiled with chit chat,
With the unending stream of visitors, the time came for us ,
To understand each other ,and I opened my biundle of romantic novels ,
And she asked me what to do with them for she never read.
I thought that she would be interested in seeing my sport laurels,
And she told me that she has never played any game in life ,
But I was sure my romantic would make her like wax,
And she closed her ears and told ,I do not hear such vulgar songs.
I was terribly disappointed and I had no other option,
Except blaming myself as I understood she was very short tempered ,
And I went to the temple when no one else was there,
And shouted at the God for giving me as such an unsuitable wife.
I knew that the cart of family life had to be pulled by two animals,
But in this case I knew , I have to load her in the cart and pull the cart alone.
I spent all the time asking her to prepare several dishes I liked,
And inspite of her temper , shouted at her that my moms cooking was great
When the cart of life was tottering like this she became in the family way,
And my entire home jumped with joy and spent all their time in making her happy,
And I too asked as a matter of duty what she liked and with a smile she replied,
“All these days you were only telling your wants and your likes, Why this change now?’
I felt very guilty and asked her pardon and after a few more days ,
Our little darling daughter was born after normal delivery and I suddenly saw a new a wife in front of me,
She was so patient and went on serving , fondling and nurturing the new child ,
And she also looked after all my wants , and I started having great respect for her.
After a few more years we had a second baby and he came out through a caesarean,
And She was in Icu in the hospital after the delivery and I could realize her suffering,
And I decided that I Would obey her and fulfil her wishes , come what may,
And I felt I was not at all repaying her sufficiently by being subservient to her
My wife was a great housewife , managing two babies , managing me,
Managing all the jobs of the home and I for first time saw her super form,
And I also felt that the cart of the family was being pulled by her alone,
And I was sitting in that cart like a king and ordering her day in and day out.
During the first year after our marriage I thought that,
There was no proper chemistry between us and today,
I am feeling there is mathematics, physics , chemistry ,
AS well as all elements of biology in the life that we led.