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A Winter Wedding. - Poem by Fay Slimm

Everyone knew we were heading for snow.
Lowering banks of menacing clouds trying
To threaten cold wedding guests told us so.
You and I cuddled close. I was crying.

After a night of passionate rapture
You would be gone. Yet these moments were ours.
My body, heart, mind and soul you captured,
Snowbound, we then bound ourselves to love's vows.

Your presence has stayed, 'tho war took your life.
It shines in your son, and comforts your wife.

Dedicated to all war widows.

Comments about A Winter Wedding. by Fay Slimm

  • Gold Star - 15,282 Points Sylvaonyema Uba (4/26/2018 9:42:00 AM)

    ...your life
    ...your wife

    A good concluding couplet.
    Nice style.

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  • Rookie Krista Churchill (12/25/2008 12:51:00 AM)

    Very true I like the first line everyone knew we were heading for snow.. Its sweet and nice to warn us... Thanks for sharing

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  • Gold Star - 5,469 Points Ken E Hall (12/25/2008 12:11:00 AM)

    What a luvli thought to write this poem of 'At the going down of the sun and in the morning we will remember them' Lest we forget-- millions of dead, millions of widows- written with deep thought the reader can feel it. Nuff said 11 out of 10,
    kind regards
    Ken e
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  • Rookie Bob Gibson (12/24/2008 4:16:00 AM)

    A beautiful moving poem Fay! my mind see's that lion on Lyles treacle tin, and the inscription: out of the strong comes sweetness: Your son! (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie Alison Cassidy (12/23/2008 6:35:00 PM)

    It's almost unbearable to contemplate - losing one's husband after such a tiny time. Your poem captures with great skill, the the agony of separation and the joy of continuance in the genes of a next generation. A very moving poem. love, Allie ♥ ♥ ♥ ♥ (Report) Reply

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  • Gold Star - 7,656 Points Sathyanarayana M V S (12/23/2008 11:31:00 AM)

    Great passionate expression Fay (Report) Reply

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  • Rookie - 259 Points Leslie Alexis (heaven Is My Home) (12/21/2008 12:15:00 PM)

    'After a night of passionate rapture' - this did it for me.. Lovely piece.

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  • Rookie ~ Jon London ~ (12/20/2008 5:46:00 AM)

    Wonderfully expressed piece Fay, you paint a vision that is only found within fine poets as yourself.....This is a sad write, but so full of hope...that it makes this poem even more beautiful.......thanks for this

    10 from me

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  • Rookie Ron Flowers (12/19/2008 5:49:00 AM)

    Sad, but full of hope. You've earned a 10 with this beautiful poem.

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  • Rookie Scott Austin (12/18/2008 3:33:00 AM)

    This is a very loving piece of work you have written in dedication to all those war widows, Thank you for sharing your thoughts with us.

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