The Wedding Photo

The Wedding Photo short poem

They stood there smiling in black and white
holding their fingers tender and tight.
They knew the secrets of a past tense heart
they knew of a future ’till death do us part’.

They tell a story that starts with ‘I do! ‘.
They dream of a lifetime witnessed by two.
They hold their crowns as King and his Queen
They know not that marriage is simply a scene.

She hopes to be mother and blessed to be.
He hopes to write poems and countries to see.
She loves to become a woman at last.
He loves her in the future, present and past.

They both look so happy and deeply in love.
They both dream of marriage as life in a grove.
They both do not know the ‘I do’ aftermath
for they both envisioned a different path.

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I am a citizen of this wonderful world. I live in the language of every country, in the poetry of every language. I was born once with the word. I dream your dreams, I think your thoughts, I feel your fear, pain, joy, sorrow, doubt, serenity. I exist because you create me. Keep me alive in your poems and we shall live happily ever after.Maria Magdalena Biela
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@mariamagdalenabiela, you wove a tale in rhyme and emotion. The dreams and expectations of two hearts blended as one. But you dropped a hint at something on the third line about “secrets of a past tense heart.”
We only have an inkling of the real message until the 8th line says about “They knew not that marriage is simply a scene.” There, it gave away your disbelief in marriage which the newlyweds are unaware of. But to complete the story, were you intending to say that “they EACH envisioned a different path” using “each” instead of “both” to denote separation and not just going on a marriage different from the usual? Please enlighten us, if our understanding went amiss. Interesting.

Archana Kaul
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Nice way to point at the illusion of a happy marriage, and hinting upon a possible disillusion!!

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