A Wedding

Written by: ilene bauer

A wedding joins a happy pair
So they can be united
And brings together friends and kin
The couple has invited.

We listen as they pledge their vows
And raise champagne to toast.
We dance and laugh and eat and schmooze
But what I love the most…

Is seeing people I’ve not seen
For far too many years,
‘Cause life with all its obstacles
So often interferes.

Yet there they were – old college chums
And neighbors from the past.
It didn’t matter what travails
Or joys we’d all amassed.

The clocks turned back, but not one hour – 
Instead, by twice a score;
And as we reminisced we felt
The way we’d been before:

When we were young and starting out,
Just like the bride and groom,
The future waiting to be filled,
A flower yet to bloom.

At evening’s end we said goodbye
And hugged each other tight,
Delighted that we spent some time
Together for one night.

The newlyweds were glowing
But that magic in the air
Left a dusting of nostalgia
That the rest of us could share.