Jacques De Boys

Rookie - 0 Points (04/02/1993 / Chicago)

A Funeral At My Wedding - Poem by Jacques De Boys

I'm sure this has happened before...
 & 
this is different, but no different. 

Her & sincerity dressed in white- undoubtingly, she's
more ready. Her bosom, as outspoken as any activist. 

I'm convinced that that's what I'm vowing my interest to;  
Frankly, I don't think she understands that 
in the flesh is a siren that has forgotten its sound. 

Plenty of whatevers; I yawn over any prepared promises. 

Only when she's drunk, I offer my half of love. But this is new 
to her, a silhouette of what she forces is what she sees. I'm 
dressed in black. 

I have no real image but she views me. Our possession will never end 
if I say 'yes.' Her joy is death upon my ears. 

She waits for me... her smile getting smaller, as I too, shrink. 

A funeral at my wedding. 


Comments about A Funeral At My Wedding by Jacques De Boys

  • Chinedu Dike (9/6/2014 8:51:00 PM)


    My favourite line is Her bosom, as outspoken as any activist. Lovely Poem. Thanks for sharing. (Report) Reply

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  • Ramesh Rai (7/28/2013 9:07:00 PM)


    An unique circumstances one side wedding and another funeral. your writing is highly solicited. (Report) Reply

  • Jefferson Carter (7/5/2013 2:43:00 PM)


    Some nice moves with language here. what poets do you read? (Report) Reply

  • Gajanan Mishra (7/5/2013 11:17:00 AM)


    funeral at wedding, good write, thanks.
    I invite you to read my poems and comment.
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Poem Submitted: Friday, July 5, 2013

Poem Edited: Thursday, July 18, 2013


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