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Wedding Poem

February 5, 2014

I must confess to you, my wife, my jewel, my star,
the lack of gifts that I’ve prepared for you
except the memories I’ve formed thus far.
A solemn oath to share our future too.

“What gifts are these?” the bride may ask the groom.
“What uses will they have for you and I?
What purpose served, in this our nuptial room,
are memories and oaths to til we die?”

Our memories can tell us who we are.
What is a man without them? He is lost!
Our oaths are what we hold near to our hearts.
My oath to you I’ll keep at any cost.

So will these two suffice for you, my wife?
For with these two I’m giving you my life.

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Epithalamion (part 1 cont’d)

May 11, 2010

She begs the passersby for anything
that may assist her to escape this state
of numbing constant hunger in her being
that’s never satiated when awake.
Her cry for help is lost as much as she;
though bustling morning crowd may fill the streets
not one can dare to right the obvious wrong
nor care to hear of where the years have gone.
Alone, her soul her echoes do not greet;
her mind’s absorbed in grief, her heart diseased.

Oh lonely soul, the day will surely come,
when he will come to take you to His home.

Epithalamion, part 1

April 19, 2010

Her hair is bunched into a messy knot
uneven, greasy, tangled everywhere.
Her eyes that mark the only two bright spots
beneath the cake of dirt, do blankly stare.
Her neck is lined as though it were a tree,
as hard as bark, and fails to grant her speech,
for having felt the fiercest winds and storms
and never having known of soothing balms.
She holds a ragged shawl, and tries to breathe
in silence, stilled in painful memories.

She does not know that He will surely come.
to make her beautiful and take her home.

Though full of holes, though torn in many spots,
These rags she holds on dearly what she wears
So tightly clinched, with all the strength she’s got
As though their loss would be her biggest fear
In wintry cold she trembles silently
In shadowed nakedness she shivers weak
Until exhaustion brings an eye of calm
Then bites her back awake until the dawn.
Though morning rays do sometime bring her peace
They warm her knees but temporarily

Oh wretched soul your groom will surely come
To rescue you and bring you to his home