by Dr M C Gupta
A live in relation is no substitute for a family.
|FAMILY OR LIVE IN?-- a sonnet|
It’s difficult to say what virtue is
And what, in fact, does constitute a vice.
It’s no use if we debate this topic;
In my view saying this much will suffice:
The young want the company of someone
For love and pleasure that he or she gives.
But yet commitment they want to have none.
It’s through commitment, a society lives.
Without a family there is no home.
A home means sons, daughters and the parents.
Outside countries like US, England, Rome,
The live-in a society resents.
Why avoid one’s responsibility?
Is family such a difficulty?
* Initially written as entry 467883 in the book MISCELLANEA "MISCELLANEA" . Posted as the present item on 10 November 2007.
• A sister sonnet: FAMILY TIES: a sonnet,"FAMILY TIES: a sonnet" .
M C Gupta
10 November 2006