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;
Because, they don't know you the way I know you;
their lives haven't been changed
the way you've changed mine.
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.
Copyright © Jack Webster | Year Posted 2017
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