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Her Wedding Day

The spiral staircase made her high heels sing,
while from afar, she heard the church bells ring.
Today, they'd pledge their marriage vows so true;
before their friends and kinfolk, say I do.

She reached the terrace off of the third floor;
their chosen chapel, there behind the door.
Alone, she viewed the beauty of the day
and took a moment to thank God and pray.

From here, the City churches pierced the mist;
tall steeples now, below the clouds, sun-kissed.
With a deep breath, she turned to enter now
the place where she and her true love would vow...

He was not there...her heart began to pound!
The seats were filled...to terrace, she turned 'round.
Below, she saw him leave the front door there...
he closed it, and, now smiling, crossed the square.


May 11, 2018

Contest: One Nine and Sixteen Upgrade Version
Sponsor: Viv Wigley

Required Lines To Use:

Line one:  'The spiral staircase made her high heels sing'
Line nine: 'From here the City churches pierced the mist'
Line sixteen: 'He closed it, and, now smiling, crossed the square'

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Date: 6/22/2018 9:26:00 AM
AWESOME...SIMPLY AWESOME, Sandra. Many congrats on your win. Elaine
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Sandra Haight
Date: 7/1/2018 1:51:00 PM
Thank you so much, Elaine. Sandra
Date: 6/21/2018 12:18:00 PM
Ah, I’m glad this was supposed to be open ended as I wasn’t 100% sure whether he was coming or going either. If I had to put money on it, he was going unfortunately! Great story and use of the lines, either way... congrats Sandra
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Sandra Haight
Date: 7/1/2018 1:52:00 PM
Thank you so much, Nina. I was hoping to leave it open-ended! Sandra
Date: 6/21/2018 6:38:00 AM
Sandra.....I love the somewhat open ended last stanza as I see it he closed the door and left her standing at the altar....nicely done
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Sandra Haight
Date: 7/1/2018 1:50:00 PM
Thank you so much, John! Sandra
Date: 6/20/2018 11:08:00 PM
Congrats, Sandra, well done! Viv x
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Sandra Haight
Date: 7/1/2018 1:49:00 PM
Another great contest, Viv! Thank you so much, Sandra
Date: 5/11/2018 2:24:00 PM
phew I was getting worried towards the end of the poem Sandra, it's more common for the bride to be late:-) good luck in the contest:-) hugs jan xx
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Sandra Haight
Date: 5/11/2018 4:17:00 PM
Hi, Jan. I guess my poem can be interpreted two ways - he was either coming or going! Thanks! Hugs, Sandra