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A Bride to Her Groom

this poem was inspired by Shadow Hamilton's contest "A Bride to Her Groom". It is not an entry, but the author's contemplation of contest I have to admit I didn't know what to say today. My love for you is one of those things you'd think poetry could somehow capture, but it can't; not even close. Poetry can make love pretty, or sad, or passionate, larger than life even, but my love for you isn't larger than life; it IS life. I thought if I asked an army of poets they'd be able to work out something, but they couldn't; not really. Because, they don't know you the way I know you; their lives haven't been changed the way you've changed mine. I'm afraid that if I just say I love you that it won't be enough, that it won't be perfect, that somehow it will be too ordinary. But, you're going to be hearing a lot of it for the rest of your life, so you better get used to it, because today is the first day I get to tell you, as my husband, I love you. 9-17-2017

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Date: 9/20/2017 6:54:00 PM
this is just wonderful, Jack. I am sure the judge and her daughter will be so pleased by it.
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Jack Webster
Date: 9/21/2017 5:27:00 PM
(it also doesn't meet the submission requirements: 24 lines or less, matches style of the sponsors poem written for the groom)
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Date: 9/21/2017 5:23:00 PM
oh; it's not a submission. // I was taken aback by the contest prompt. It made me sad that the bride's own words wouldn't be used for her most special day. This is my imagining of what I might possibly have said if I'd been faced with the same situation and felt like I couldn't think of anything beautiful to say. // I'm glad you like it :)
Date: 9/19/2017 5:44:00 PM
Quite romantic!
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Date: 9/19/2017 6:01:00 PM
Thank you, Vijay!