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Uncommon Bride, 1946

April 20, 2012
By StrangeJade PLATINUM, Relative Obscurity, California
StrangeJade PLATINUM, Relative Obscurity, California
36 articles 17 photos 389 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Life is so beautiful that death has fallen in love with it." - Life of Pi


Humbly sincerely
I thank you sir
For the pale blue
Hat you
Sent me.

But do not think I am unaware
That it would look better
Set atop a pale complexion.


White roses please,
Yes white,
And a white dress to match
With a white veil
Delicate like
My bridegroom’s hands
White like
My bridegroom’s hands

His suit
Dark please,
Starless night,
Sunless day,

So we
Will match
Each other.


Pink the flower salesman,
And grayish my father-in-law,
My bridegroom
The ring bearer
Cinnamon because of his
Florida sun down south

(My bridegroom’s aunt –

But everyone stares
At me.


I am not because of war.
I tell myself this
And it is what my bridegroom tells me,
The varicose scars on his ice hands
Bridling at their stares.

Love is the willingness to lie to each other,
Like a bridegroom and bride
Feeding each other hollow cake.

It’s not a question.
It’s tradition.

That is all.


I was not made
To be squeezed into silk,

I was not made
For an ice-colored coward patriot
Who winced at gunfire,

I was not made
For flowers paler and weaker then myself,
I am not for New England autumns
Springs winters summers


The angles and lines
Of the crosses on the walls
Sharp enough to cut

Their stone-fog-water-colored eyes
Cold enough to hurt

But if I close my eyes,
The world goes dark,
And I
Am among
My equals.

The author's comments:
I realized recently that 98% of the time I don't have any interesting stories behind what I write. Things just walk into my head and live there. Such was the case with the first stanza of this piece; the other stanzas soon followed.

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on Apr. 7 2013 at 6:52 am
thatunknownthing DIAMOND, Dubai, Other
67 articles 0 photos 208 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, but today is a gift; that's why they call it the present"

oh my god, you're a crazy writer, so complex, and deep. Fantastic way of writing, more than the poem itselff,  I think i could learn from. Could you look at some of my pieces and mind offering HONEST feedback, and suggestions for improvement?

on Apr. 23 2012 at 6:06 pm
maizyiscrazy GOLD, Washington, District Of Columbia
10 articles 53 photos 261 comments

Favorite Quote:
I believe in pink. I believe that laughing is the best calorie burner. I believe in kissing, kissing a lot. I believe in being strong when everything seems to be going wrong. I believe in miracles. ~Audrey Hepburn

Wow, this is FANTASTIC!! Loved every line, and it is going down in my favorites!! *****

on Apr. 23 2012 at 5:04 pm
snowleopard100 PLATINUM, New York City, New York
33 articles 1 photo 80 comments

Favorite Quote:
"Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, but I took the one less traveled by, and that has made all the difference."

I love it...what else can I say?