Friday, January 6, 2012

the familiar face

the bride walks down the aisle
looking at the man she dreamed of all her life
she smiles
small and soft steps
heading for a promise
the biggest promise of her life
the promise of 'death do us part'

she looks through the guests; family, friends, neighbors and a handful of strangers
dressed in white and blue, almost uniformed~ she giggled
all smiled back, happy for her

past the guests
behind the bushes
a shadow
a familiar face appear
suddenly her hands shook
her limbs began to crumble

the familiar face stared at the bride
not hateful, neither pleasant
the stare was empty~ lonely
he wasn't dressed for the wedding
he was mourning

The bride looks down her feet
suddenly she felt unsettled
questioning  where these steps are heading for
'a happy ever after of course!' a voice screamed
really? her heart thumped
steps becomes smaller and slower

her eyes stared the carpet
tears began to fill her eyes
it began to pour
small round shadows formed along the floor

she stopped
flowers dropped
teeth grit

and she ran
to the familiar face
face familiar by heart

Never take familiar faces in your lives for granted, because strangers; are strange...  

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