CEREMONIOUSLY

What is death but absence made apparent?
What is pain but a lesson in effort?

She looked through the glass,
His face calm, dreamy and a little chubby.
We forgot his specs, somehow that bothered her.

There was lot’s to do,
The hair, the nails and of course the dress,
He liked to dress up.
And she liked to dress up for him.

A cherry brown suit,
Matching shoes and belt,
A cream tie lay perfectly still on his chest,
Over a crisp, well ironed white shirt.

She was partial to silver,
He considered nothing but gold,
But on a day like today,
Her wrist, ears, tips and toes would say gold.

There are too many people,
Thanks to his popularity,
Too many long hugs,
Relative, friends  and people whose names were too many to remember.

As the ceremony began, She catwalked the agreed route, flowers in hand,
Thinking all the while what the future would be like,
Her eyes glistening, she smiled for a split second at her best friend,
And blew her last kiss.

What is death but absence made apparent?
What is pain but a lesson in effort?

Julie

1 thought on “CEREMONIOUSLY

  1. Absence made apparent should have left a hollow void, yet here you are – finding words to lift the spirits, painting the world colourful with beautiful ideas and words.

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