The Wedding Day

by Christine Reeves

Pure white peony flowers as floral art background, wedding decor and luxury branding design

Two by each travelling by
summer’s heat and winter’s freeze
spring blossomed, and fall got cold
long before we knew it so

Marijuana haze, eyes a glaze
simple loving became a craze
of one by one each alone
united by love
addiction transpired
nothing is what it seems

I longed for dreams of white
satin laces
warm nights in a loving embrace
walks and journeys, expeditions long overdue
I never knew of these

My soul reaches for the little boy
long bitter heart controlled
emotions rise and rejection soar
long before we knew for sure
love has split and broken

I meant my words on that simple
day, before God, I sat and prayed
a will and a hope of love to stay
that only winter’s freeze took away
Promises and calming hugs
never an action to make it okay

I began to yearn for the day
the wounds of loss on that fateful night
would shed the pain and healing might
restore your faith again

I miss my dreams of all we had
all the loving shared that mattered
it seems to me I hold a candle that lights
the truth that lies scattered
I know what it means to stay lit
in the face of disaster

Anniversary’s come every year
love passes some with cheer
ours has broken from lack of mirror
the actions hurt confusion and denial
power and less nothing can resolve
an empty nest

Love remains the same
love doesn’t change
selfish means rip apart
what golden rings meant from the start
the beginning of a white wedding.

Published by Okanagan Valley View - Views on the Go

I am currently a second-year student in Communications, Culture and Journalism at OUC who hopes to attend UBC to further my education. I have worked full-time at Interior Health in Administration Support for nine years. I have shifted my educational focus to be a part of the communication solution in our community and through advocacy work. British Columbia is my favourite place. I am originally from Ontario and always love the Fall season there. I have always loved writing and current events. My five-year plan is to write and advocate in the community by strategically planning and developing ways to minimize the information overload that caregivers experience. I am also a Mother, OFS, Auntie, sister, and friend. I am a writer and am an Independent Contractor.

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