H1B Visa


They come to USA

As temporary business contract worker

Sponsored by –

Indian or American head hunters!


They gain American experience

Through on the job training

And get ready to change sponsor

As they gain confidence.


Soon they get pushed

By parents or fiancée left back home

To get married going back home?


They make their first trip

Back to India

Passage paid by the father of the bride

Get married arranged?

Totally by family and friends.


They come back to work in USA

Along with newly wed bride

Beautiful, educated, homey, smart and cultured

In an apartment surrounded by people

Totally unknown and foreign to her.


They become busy at work

Staying late to cover missed hours

During India visit and marriage efforts.


The new bride,

Can’t work in USA

Without any honeymoon or site seeing,

Starts working at home totally alone

Cleaning and preparing food

For her arranged husband.


Soon the bride, frustrated and lonely,

Tries to find friend

In a far way land

Getting involved in community events

Showing a little of her cultural strength!


Culture takes time

Away from home

Which gets obvious

Through rudeness and suspicion,

Quarrel and abuse

Worries and deception.


Finally, for family peace and security,

Surrendering to friends and in-laws

The bride gets pregnant!

Making everybody happy

Ending all worries for the groom and family!

And ensuring guaranteed US residence!


Author: Deepak Sarkar, 844 Royal Oak Ave, Victoria, BC V8X 3T2, Canada; Tel/Fax: 250-412-2897; E-mail: kolki@kolki.com; Poetry & Peace Web Site: www.kolki.com