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White Lace and Snowflakes

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White Lace and Snowflakes

Nervous as a harried hen, Mom was in a dither
Would wedding guests be kept away by the winter weather?

My cheeks so rosy from the sting of howling, bitter winds
White lace and pearls, car door opened and a young girl stepped within

Fresh mums adorned the altar of “Our Lady by the Sea”
Blue bridesmaid angels led the way; John waited lovingly

Vows exchanged as God smiled down, crystal kisses danced in air
The reception band played merrily, all invited were there

Many guests remarked they’d never seen a happier bride
At midnight John took my ring-adorned hand, we ventured outside

Snow drifts piled ‘round the cars, Great Nor’ Easter just ending
My mate high on love (and champagne), wheels on highway spinning

Pulling into a gas station, trying to get a grip
Still in my bridal gown as the dipping temperatures nipped

The station attendant ran out and smiled, he’d seen us reel
But we were laughing and trading places behind the wheel

My tipsy spouse in a tux, truly a sight to behold
When we reached our new home, I carried HIM o’er the threshold'


For John's "Winter" contest

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  1. Date: 12/6/2011 12:22:00 PM

    "White Lace and Snowflakes" Beautiful title Carolyn, as also the pure_ness of a wedding should be enhanced by winter weather drifts of snow. Well worthy of the honor dear friend. Agape, Moses

  1. Date: 12/6/2011 9:03:00 AM

    Gosh, there is a ring of familiarity to this one Carolyn. I think I have been there. Congratulations

  1. Date: 12/6/2011 7:33:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win in Moses' "Pictures of winter" contest Carolyn. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 12/6/2011 1:16:00 AM

    Congratulations this is a lovely tale reminds me of my wedding with all the cars stuck in the snow and the guests taking off their suit jackets helping push each other out of the snow x

  1. Date: 12/6/2011 12:23:00 AM

    Carolyn~A moment for a mouse in your pocket!! How hilarious is this elopement scene!! Congrats on this winning write..you could write a script with this one! Always love to see what clever entries you come up with! Luv, Gwendolen

  1. Date: 12/5/2011 8:44:00 PM

    Big congratulations on your second place with your stupendous win, Carolyn! The lovely memory of your wedding day has brought shivers down my spine. You are a great story-teller who can move hearts and make them cry. You imagination has no limitation and your love and affection for your husband go beyond the concept of marriage...to be carried on through eternity. You must have been a strong woman from what you write in your last line of your couplet, " I carried Him o'er the threshold. " I hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving Day. Thanks for your lovely comments. Have a wonderful Tuesday. Hugs, Andrew.

  1. Date: 10/14/2011 5:11:00 AM

    looking back it was no crime, 1st married an angel tart, flung her trough the door one time, but of course she drove me off, after just a few insulting years, but yours had it all, yes sweet n nice should be the law, and a love yes so sincere, savored with some joy...

  1. Date: 10/13/2011 4:31:00 PM

    A humorous tale Carolyn. Congratulations on your win

  1. Date: 10/13/2011 3:26:00 PM

    Congratulations on your poetry placing in Frank's "One Stand Out Day" contest Robert. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 2/8/2011 4:26:00 PM

    This is something you submitten before I got here. As all your other work, this contains quality descriptiveness and rhyming.

  1. Date: 12/13/2010 8:03:00 AM

    funny....must have been a great day

  1. Date: 12/12/2010 9:15:00 AM

    Carolyn, I couldn't help but smile throughout your poem, and your last line made me laugh out loud. Love the title, it's so romantic ~ Sharon :)

  1. Date: 12/11/2010 5:11:00 PM

    You get the top mark for the ending-witty, unexpected and funny. This is light, frothy and funny. Good work, my beautiful blonde poetess, HGow are you? Best always from Gerard.

  1. Date: 12/11/2010 10:14:00 AM

    beautiful and I'm still laughing...I love this one Carolyn. number 1 in my book!

  1. Date: 12/11/2010 7:43:00 AM

    SO cool! Beautiful title. Beautiful ending! I can feel the scene. Well done!

  1. Date: 12/10/2010 7:08:00 PM

    wonderful poem, wonderful title for it. I really enjoyed finding out about this very special day> I wish mine had been this neat. LUv ,Andrea

  1. Date: 12/9/2010 2:13:00 PM

    Beautiful title Carolyn, followed by a beautiful poem with a lovely twist at the end. Gave me a chuckle >> James :)

  1. Date: 12/9/2010 8:08:00 AM

    Enjoyed reading about your happiest day of your life . Beautiful memories to carry for life. Have a great day. God Bless Phyl

  1. Date: 12/8/2010 8:02:00 PM

    What a beautiful story Carolyn, you sure had me smiling this morning.. All the best for the contest.. ;) Love Wilma

  1. Date: 12/8/2010 6:59:00 PM

    such a cute story. the happiest day of your life . i can see how.this is a great entry for her contest. john h loving iii

  1. Date: 12/8/2010 6:58:00 PM

    a winter portrait of wedding bliss, wonderful poem. Harry

  1. Date: 12/8/2010 3:04:00 PM

    Oh Well Carol, I do love this poem. Thank you so much for always commenting on mine, and esp. for the current C&I. That was my precious Big Brother whom I adored. And my baby brother who was an OB-Gyn dr., I lost in 2001 to a memory disorder. OMG life goes on, but as my grandmother Clendenon used to say "This sad old world" Love from Nola

  1. Date: 12/8/2010 1:13:00 AM

    I completely agree with Daver. This is a sweet piece. It's good to be able to relive in verse. Charles

  1. Date: 12/7/2010 1:04:00 PM

    Hey! You be some strong lady. This be a very sweet piece. Luck in the contest. Love, Dave

  1. Date: 12/7/2010 12:56:00 PM

    Smile ~ White lace and promises; a kiss for luck & we're, on Our way; we've only just begun, to live ~ Smile, "Beautiful Painting 'Dear, Precious Carolyn Devonshire;' A Definite Fave &, 'A Pearl, Wrapped In Pure White Snowflakes'" ~ Hope "Your Treasures" are well ~ "My Love & Warmth to 'You Always' &, All You Love," John! ~ Smile, "Have A Very 'Blessed & Beautiful' Day My Dear, In The City Aside The Sea of, 'Beautiful Love;'" Bye!:) ~

  1. Date: 12/7/2010 12:45:00 PM

    Smile ~ First of all, this is "Beautiful; 'crystal kisses danced in the air.'" ~ Second, it reminds myself of a song by The Carpenters which in turn makes me think of The Lord of Host & how He was but a carpenter although I am quite certain that there was a greater reason behind it; perhaps because, He was the ultimate builder; renovator; refurbisher; restoration yet, back to The Carpenters & this beautifully image laced, soft & precious poe ~ ....Cont:)

  1. Date: 12/7/2010 11:48:00 AM

    After such a romantic wedding you ended up carting him over the threshhold? Enjoyed reading about your wedding. I felt like I was there.

  1. Date: 12/7/2010 10:28:00 AM

    just one word, carolyn: wow! best winning wishes in the contest and thanks for cominmg around my pages! warmest, nette

  1. Date: 12/7/2010 10:05:00 AM

    Hi Carolyn, Thanks for your kind words on my work as usual... P.S. I'm a lady... goes to show you never know when simply reading someone's words... = ) Lay

  1. Date: 12/7/2010 9:00:00 AM

    Very romantic and passionate write defining what it is to be happiest moments of life, carolyn. Good luck

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