The Arranged Marriage
By Adelia Hoff
The young woman is dolled up –
an offering from one family to another.
She has never seen her husband-to-be,
but she loves the farmer’s son –
The boy who comes from far away
Whose hair is like gold and eyes are like jade.
Her mother says that this marriage will be honorable –
so the girl, bound by tradition, and her own sense
of right and wrong,
does not object.
But she hopes, secretly,
that the farmer’s boy,
with his strange language and talks of love,
will take her away.
This is not to be, though
Because this is not a fairy tale
And there is no happy ending.
I’m honored to feature work from 17 year old Adelia Hoff. I’ll be featuring more of her work in the near future.
Thank you Adelia.
~ Juliette aka Vampire Maman