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Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Behind the Veil

The Veil by Mylares @ deviantART


She hides behind her bridal veil,
A wedding band, her holy grail.
The single purpose in her mind:
To catch the first man she could find

To lead her down the wedded trail.
She hides behind her bridal veil
The wounds that cut her to the bone,
A pain unlike she’d ever known,

Caused by the lover’s broken vow
That set the path she’s started now.
She hides behind her bridal veil
A muffled, melancholy wail.

She’ll never give her heart away,
Only her hand this wedding day.
Her false love that is doomed to fail
She hides behind her bridal veil.


~~~~  This was written for my prompt this week over at Poetry Jam asking for poems about celebrations.  I’d encourage you to check it out!

16 comments:

Mary said...

Doesn't sound like a very happy start to a marriage. Not the happiest of celebrations for the bride!

Peggy said...

What a sad and mysterious poem Mary. There is a story here and the presentation makes me want to know more! Good prompt, by the way.

Victoria said...

so sad and yes, mysterious. I know brides who knew their marriages were doomed even on their wedding day - yes, very sad.

Laurie Kolp said...

A sad reality that too many women do get married just to get married...

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I so resonate with this young woman. She doesnt know herself well enough to know the kind of partner she needs.Much pain ahead, learning the lessons. I love the form and the rhyme of this poem, too, Mary. It has a lovely rhythm to it.

Daydreamertoo said...

Ut oh, not a good way to begin any marriage at all.
Very vivid, sad imagery.

Judy Roney said...

Sounds like a marriage that is doomed before it begins. Like the repetition and the costume you chose. Very sad story.

Helen said...

Your poem reminds me of the many women who have endured 'arranged' marriages ~ even when their hearts have belonged to another. Nice take on the prompt!

Hannah said...

So sad...I'd like to punch that guy. Well, if I was a fighter I would...I'd give him the dagger eyes for sure though.

Well written, Mary and your image fits this perfectly!

Dave King said...

Or would she say we're confusing arranged marriage with forced marriage. I'm a natural romantic and so, yes, it does seem very sad to me, but I have to admit that marriage in the West does not have a high success rate these days.

ND Mitchell said...

I liked the mystery behind this poem. It is an intriguing read. David

Grace said...

I like the rhyming couplet and repetitive line, she hides behind her bridal veil ~ This is a sad melancholy poem ~ Though the occasion is happy, she feels broken and lost ~ Enjoyed this ~

Loredana Donovan said...

You have given a vidid picture of someone in pain and unable to love again because of a broken heart. The repetition works well. The message here is that it's so important to take the time to heal before starting a new relationship.

Sreeja said...

Poignant celebration, the strength of a woman should be celebrated...

Brian Miller said...

ugh...doomed to fail from the start by the fear of what is to come...that fear def colors any day...or relationship

my heart's love songs said...

this reminds me of my mother's generation ~ one HAD to be married!

very evocative!