Seek not your own but another's
And thus fulfill your own.
Pray not for yourself yet again
Rather, do something good.
Put your heart's need aside for now
And mend that of a child.
Place yourself away from all sin
To enable your hands.
Through your life let them contemplate
Witness to this he will love you
And want you as his wife:
A kind mother to his children,
And mender of his heart.
Postscript: Sharin was unmarried when the poem was written. I am happy to say that she has since found her soulmate and married.
© 2009 Christopher Mahan - Sharin Bhatti Nair is granted full copyrights to this poem.