Get Your Premium Membership


Best man, maid of honor, Father of the bride. Toss the bouquet and the garter, Groomsmen on the side. In-laws, photographers, caterers… Don’t forget to tip the waiters. DJ stage, reception hall, Gold bands, first dance, pillar to post…. And now a toast: Here’s to prideful selfishness and petty vanities. Those rocks and shoals can wreck your ship. Suspicions will harbor resentment And threaten your future contentment. Be careful as you navigate your way. Here’s to unresolved childhood issues And deep-seated jealousies. They can sabotage your happiness And lead to endless miseries. Beware these hidden dangers every day. Here’s to poor communication And a lack of empathy. Emotional projections That highlight imperfections… The disrespect that only leads to tears. Here’s to blissfulness and diligence, Tolerance and vigilance, Wedding rings and lovers’ knots, Champagne and caveats. Cheers!

Copyright © | Year Posted 2021

Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment

A comment has not been posted for this poem. Encourage a poet by being the first to comment.