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His cousin's wedding

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His cousin's wedding

We received the invitation,
pretty card...and pretty late,

for I need deepest inspiration
to prepare such a debate

between my husband and I:
The cousin's his, and I am shy!

Shy enough to need one year
to decide what I could bear

on my shoulders on that day:
bright red dress or simple grey?

That pretty card came pretty late
And as I stood at our gate,

staring at lovely designs,
I already saw bad signs:

The sky was blue...
My blue dress too !

The garden green...
What should it mean ?

My roses grew
wild tangerine

And I felt more
like a child, crying.

O my, that pretty card was late
I'll have NINE months before the date 

To put a colour on my dress
And get my husband say me "Yes !"

O my, that pretty card is late
I better start with the debate

Right now before he leaves his office
I'm phoning him to send a kiss.




 




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  1. Date: 4/25/2013 8:41:00 AM
    Good morning Hanitra.

  1. Date: 4/7/2013 4:03:00 PM
    Oh I hope you went and showed them all up. Thank you for your kind comments. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 11/1/2012 6:04:00 AM
    Hi Hanitra, this is a wonderful deserved winner.. enjoyed....

    Rabary-Andriamanday Avatar Voahanitriniaina Rabary-Andriamanday
    Date: 11/23/2012 2:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Harry! Have a nice weekend.:) Blessings, Hanitra
  1. Date: 10/28/2012 6:02:00 PM
    Beautiful poem, I enjoyed the read, how was the wedding?

    Rabary-Andriamanday Avatar Voahanitriniaina Rabary-Andriamanday
    Date: 11/23/2012 2:06:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Er... Fiction! Writing for the contest; but I had a lot of fun! (^_^) ; Have a nice weekend! I'll try some Questionku...
  1. Date: 10/24/2012 5:33:00 AM
    Another style I am not familiar with...but I sure do like this poem. It is much deeper to me than just the color of the dress...but the color of the soul....Enjoyed !!

    Rabary-Andriamanday Avatar Voahanitriniaina Rabary-Andriamanday
    Date: 11/23/2012 2:09:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Debra! I love the idea of a coloured soul: especially Rainbow!:) Love, Hanitra
  1. Date: 10/21/2012 7:09:00 AM
    This poem is so much fun and deeper than it reads. Thanks for sharing!

    Rabary-Andriamanday Avatar Voahanitriniaina Rabary-Andriamanday
    Date: 11/23/2012 2:12:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks, Craig; it was much just for fun but I'm happy to see you enjoy something else in it! Blessings, Hanitra
  1. Date: 10/2/2012 2:28:00 PM
    V, , Congratulations with your fantastic entry for Joann's "My Cousin's Wedding" cheers~ xox~ PD

    Rabary-Andriamanday Avatar Voahanitriniaina Rabary-Andriamanday
    Date: 10/3/2012 8:15:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much! Call me Hanitra, it's easier! Bye.:)
  1. Date: 10/1/2012 3:22:00 PM
    Congrats to you on your win in the contest, and I see I am not the only one astounded by your name!

    Rabary-Andriamanday Avatar Voahanitriniaina Rabary-Andriamanday
    Date: 11/23/2012 2:14:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks a lot, Andrea! Have a nice weekend and good numerous wins as usual in your contests! Love, Hanitra
  1. Date: 10/1/2012 7:39:00 AM
    What a super win for you. Congratulations Hanitra. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/30/2012 4:27:00 PM
    Wow, I second the comment on your name..its a beauty..congrats on your win... Nice to read your work. BG

    Rabary-Andriamanday Avatar Voahanitriniaina Rabary-Andriamanday
    Date: 10/1/2012 2:37:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you so much, Barbara! Here's really a hearty community. Love, Hanitra
  1. Date: 9/30/2012 11:43:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win , nice one xx Gosh did your parents spare any of the letters of the alphabet in your name it must have been hard at school lol xx

    Rabary-Andriamanday Avatar Voahanitriniaina Rabary-Andriamanday
    Date: 2/24/2013 5:02:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Hi, Mandy! Just on the way to pay you a visit today. Btw, at school, many had much longer names and at that time, I didn't have the first part which is in fact my husband's family name, so... No, it was rather cool at school
  1. Date: 9/30/2012 11:16:00 AM
    Congratulations on your win, Voahanitriniaina.

    Rabary-Andriamanday Avatar Voahanitriniaina Rabary-Andriamanday
    Date: 10/1/2012 2:39:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks a lot! Just call me Hanitra (It mean sscent or perfume). Love, Hanitra
  1. Date: 9/27/2012 12:37:00 PM
    Nicely written poem - oxox // Anne-Lise :)

    Rabary-Andriamanday Avatar Voahanitriniaina Rabary-Andriamanday
    Date: 10/1/2012 2:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Ah, here you are again! Thanks a lot, Anne-Lise. I like your community...Congratulations for your achievements up to now! Love, Hanitra