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Your Wedding Photo

I never wanted to write about you a man from my past
From so many life's ago I felt our love would last
I was so young and weak from your trance
Little did I know that it was just part of your dance

Today, you posted a picture of your wedding years ago
Told of how deep your love was for the one that you betroth
Sweet and sappy drippings of a romance so true
Little did they know how you had always dated two

I gave you all four years of my college life
Believed in all your statements about being your wife
Never had an inkling that you had strung me along
Believing in the tryst of lies you had sung to me in song

Described how for 37 years she's been your best friend
Our college years together in 83' did end
So with my calculations your relationship began
In '78 before we met, so now I understand

For four years I believed that I'd become your wife
Instead you were courting two and living a double life
I'm so grateful that I never married you to this day
For a marriage built upon a lie, you would always stray

I hope that all the girls in college today will listen up! 
Don't waste time on men in school education is a must
Men will come and go like water through a sieve
Count only on yourself and what you have to give

I dodged a bullet with this scoundrel, went on to finer things
I am forever grateful he no longer pulls my strings. 

Copyright © Jennifer Marie Oliver

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  1. Date: 5/13/2013 6:42:00 PM
    Powerful and strong emotions penned..I admire your courage..Was really touched by your verse.

  1. Date: 4/20/2013 12:29:00 AM
    yes, you definitely dodged the bullet there! hope you found someone who appreciates you for you :)

  1. Date: 4/16/2013 1:00:00 AM
    Lovely ending, Jennifer. I'm impressed with your writing style. Keep 'em coming. :)

  1. Date: 4/15/2013 7:11:00 AM
    Very powerful. Great imagery. I think that when a woman or man become a complete person that is the time to enter a relationship. So many are waiting for someone to complete them and that ends up in dissapointment. Thought provoking poem, great job.

  1. Date: 4/14/2013 6:24:00 PM
    It truly is a crap shoot isn't it. Some win, some lose. Thanks for your comments about my Wild Love" I hope your mom likes it. If she is a gardener she will know the pitfalls. I wrote one from the gardener's point of view first. It is titled "The Blackberry and the Rose and is in my file. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 4/14/2013 2:36:00 PM
    One never knows unless the person knows that person, their family, and their friends very well..Then sometimes one can be wrong about a person.Enjoyed reading ..Good advice about focusing on getting an education..Sara