'Twas the Night Before My Wedding

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Status: In Progress  |  Genre: Poetry  |  House: Booksie Classic

Haven't we all had doubts on the eve of the next big step in our lives? You know, those brief moments when fear settles in, and we are afraid to move forward. Be assured these moments do pass, and we get on with the art of living. Enjoy!

'Twas the Night Before My Wedding

 

'Twas the night before my wedding and my nerves are a fright!

Trembling, I knew I wouldn't sleep a wink tonight.

Easing out of bed, resigned to my thoughts,

I drift toward the window, my stomach in knots.

A soft summer breeze caresses my face;

The moon observes my reverie, suspended from space.

The night sky twinkles, overcome with stars;

I stare in wonderment, transfixed from afar.

So much beauty to behold in shades of indigo and gold,

Reminding me to embrace the adventurous and bold.

Life's a journey with several twists and turns --

A masterpiece from whence we create and learn.

I study my wedding dress, captivated by its shimmer and sway;

Both of us anticipating the events of the coming day.

Will I be a good wife, lover, friend, mother?

Runaway doubts cascade over one another.

Amid my internal struggle, the phone beeps for my attention;

A text message from my beloved dissolves the tension.

"Baby, are you awake?"

I respond, "I'm here."

"I just want you to know I can't wait to share forever with you."

Tears stinging my eyes, I respond, "Me too."

I crawl back into bed, a smile on my lips;

Reassured by my love, I regain my grip.

Tomorrow is the beginning of the rest of my life --

To live, to laugh, to love, and be an awesome wife!

 


Submitted: February 23, 2016

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Randhir Kaur

So lovely write. I truely went inside it and it touched a WOMEN..Thanks dear..

Wed, February 24th, 2016 3:24pm

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Thank you very much for your lovely comments! I'm touched that you took the time to respond to me and let me know how my poem affected you.

Wed, February 24th, 2016 8:51am

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H. Adams

I remember feeling this sort of way on the day before Christmas. I was always so giddy and anxious to wake up and get it over with, to see the plate with only cookie crumbs and to see the glass of milk with only a few drops left over. It's like being in line for ice cream, but you're too far back to be satisfied.

Love these thoughts and how you translated them into a poem successfully. Well done!

Wed, February 24th, 2016 11:10pm

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Thank you! I had the thought about this some time ago, but the words weren't there yet. Funny how you have the idea and the rest of it comes forth in due time. Hope you're up to more writing soon...you're always full of wonderful ideas and execute them so well!

Thu, February 25th, 2016 8:55am

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J Woods

Phenomenal, compelling and we'll written. I do always enjoy reading your work (although I'm not ok often and my alerts don't work). You always write in a manner that puts me in the moment

Thu, February 25th, 2016 10:29pm

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Thanks J. I always love hearing from you!

Sun, February 28th, 2016 10:06am

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Mr Watson

True feelings, true commitments, true love, what more can anybody want.
You certainly are a wise owl.

Mon, July 31st, 2017 8:58pm

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Thank you, Mr. Watson for your lovely comments!

Mon, July 31st, 2017 4:32pm

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