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SOMETHING OLD SOMETHING NEW

Written for the contest “SOMETHING OLD SOMETHING NEW.” My original poem was written in 2017 as an epithalamium. The edit for John Lawless’ contest has become a rhyme. SOMETHING OLD SOMETHING NEW 1. Something Old TO LIFE AND WEDDING NIGHT BLISS To the BRIDE, To the GROOM ~ consumed by blushing love, ardor of amicable affection. OH the passion that waits in your bedroom suite, sweet Eden’s confection, a mixed elixir, a tango of crystal turning two into one. And perhaps the soft music and the flickering candlelight will bless your love on this night in nine months time another life will further sweeten up your home. Oh mighty blush, how it stings your young and innocent cheeks! A kiss or two will do you good, bid you goodnight but not adieu. And you shall wake, all the rosier, as we all giggle and gather for brunch. We live through you two, in memories or hopefulness, feeling your pulse, beating with the grand affair of your hearts. May your blessings be greater than your sorrows, lasting what feels like an eternity. Okay we jest, and smile between us married couples. Truly, may you be blessed with gentleness, love, adventure of bountiful years. In applause, we lift our overflowing glasses to the lovely BRIDE and blushing GROOM! CHEERS! 9/19/2017 Epithalamium 2. Something New To the bride! To the Groom! Bless your love-at-first-sight— Uncovering of angel wings, Soft music, flickering candlelight, The bee’s delightful sting. To the bride! To the groom! Infused with Eden’s perfection. Blushing elixir of honey’d room. Partake of conjugal confection. Under the Hesperus unfold— Oh the rapture released - heat In Winter’s saturant cold. Buoyant tango betwixt satin sheets. To the bride! To the groom! In paradise, two become one. May a miracle, performed in the womb, Net you a daughter and son. May your cornucopia hold passionate fruit. In reception, our ardor pulse spreads. Celebration lifts with joyous flutes. Excitement reigns - our kingdoms wed. 9/30/2021 Rhyme

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Date: 6/8/2022 10:46:00 AM
Congratulations on this win. Both are very beautiful writes. Today, be blessed with your win...........
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 6/8/2022 7:12:00 PM
Thank you so much, Paula! :)
Date: 10/1/2021 3:14:00 PM
Both poems are exquisite. Good luck in the contest Kim.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 10/1/2021 5:37:00 PM
Thank you, Shirley!
Date: 10/1/2021 12:16:00 PM
This is gorgeous Kim. I really cherish this part " We live through you two, in memories or hopefulness, feeling your pulse, beating with the grand affair of your hearts."
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 10/1/2021 2:55:00 PM
Thank you, Caren!
Date: 10/1/2021 11:50:00 AM
Oh Wow! So beautiful! Both poems are exquisitely lyrical! You are a great poet, Kim. Love ~ Mala
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 10/1/2021 2:55:00 PM
Thank you so much, Mala! xx
Date: 10/1/2021 1:14:00 AM
Means so much Kim to our equivalent I notice
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 10/1/2021 6:24:00 AM
Thank you, Brian!
Date: 9/30/2021 11:11:00 PM
You created a new poem with your changes. Best for a win.
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 10/1/2021 6:25:00 AM
Thank you, Victor!
Date: 9/30/2021 1:05:00 PM
You are such a talented poetess, Kim Loved Eden’s Elixir line for one! Magic you are with a pen, Pangie
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 9/30/2021 4:28:00 PM
I thank you so much, Pangie! <3
Date: 9/30/2021 9:15:00 AM
Spoilt for choice! Each better than the other but when the flag falls, I’d say old is gold!
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Kim Rodrigues
Date: 9/30/2021 4:28:00 PM
Thank you, sweet friend!