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The Stud from the Spud State and the Red Dragon Damsel

Marry Your Best Friend To Get the Best of Both Worlds Not many can claim they met their spouse in a battle of wits much less the fabled (don't believe a word of it!) Internet. But my uncle, he's not many. And my new aunt? Well she's a keeper. And it wasn't love like a summer fling --- but it goes much deeper. The rumors you heard - it's all too true - they met on Online Scrabble: sesquipedalians by heart, but in the strictest sense, true Word Warriors. Her last turn was an "I Do"... and when it came, he knew that he was done for: pussyfooting through the back door, the tenacious Triple Word Score. The date was planned - his bachelorhood canned. Compensated on Christmas day, a wifie from Wales to tie the knot with my uncle the Stud from the Spud State. The Red Dragon Damsel flew in (too strong to be distressed) into my uncle's country life. (I still remember his clenched fists pouring buckets at the altar ... his first love) And she brought her little Dragoness, too --- a fiery spark named Emily. My job was to walk my new British cousin down the aisle, as she whispered to me, "Should we link arms?" And though I should have said, "What's the harm?" instead of a rather robotic canter --- it now brings a smile. My lovely Aunt Laura wore an eggplant dress, as if too challenge the mountain majesty that peaked through the church window of that fine Idahoan morn. Her glorious entry introduced by a Celtic song that would have made Enya weep, as the vertigo of vows came to a close like a caged bird being released. Mariah Carey's famous Christmas hit took to life --- All I Want Is You, rang true, as they took each other's arms to dance celebrating an unlikely circumstance. Crossing oceans to become One: she from Barry, and he from Boise. The After Party --- filled with giggles, tears and rip-roaring stories from every point of view. The wedding cake (believe it or not) was a Scrabble board: one slice was Congratulations - and though a bit silly, to me it was poetry. And my uncle - you could tell - was simply dumbfounded as she took the words right out of his mouth ... with a crumb-filled smooch. Written February 27th, 2016. For the My Wedding Day Is Special Because... hosted by Olive Eloisa Guillermo NOTE: I've never been married before, so I hope writing about my uncle's wedding instead is acceptable.

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Date: 4/27/2016 6:01:00 PM
This is simply adorable! Love the ending line ;D Ahhh, good times written so descriptively and endearingly. Excellent job! Always, Laura
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 5/12/2016 1:57:00 PM
Thank you Laura! It was rather an adorable wedding I must say ... and the most amusing "How Did You Meet" stories, in my opinion ... Thanks for checking it out :)
Date: 3/18/2016 11:05:00 PM
Hi Timothy, Wow, what an epic tale--that's gotta be one of the best poems about marriage or weddings on this site or anywhere else (and easily the best Scrabble poem of all-time). Witty and bright and flowing--fun read. I just clicked on one of yours almost at random, an--boom--pay dirt! Cheers, Brian
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 3/20/2016 3:02:00 AM
Your spontaneous reaction is fun for me. Glad you liked the poem (and the story) ... it's always an amusing story to recant, about "how you met your spouse" etc., ... not mine of course, but my uncle's.
Date: 3/1/2016 8:52:00 AM
That makes the story even better.
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Date: 2/29/2016 8:30:00 AM
Is this a true story? Wether it is or not, it is brilliantly told! I will congratulate you now.
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 2/29/2016 11:52:00 PM
Thanks Richard. It's a true story about my uncle and my aunt. I used some poetic licence here and there ... for instance my uncle is actually from Marsing which is a 40 minute drive from Boise. But oceans truly were crossed ... as well as knots being tied :)
Date: 2/28/2016 5:13:00 PM
You always tell such great stories in your writing. Playing with all of your readers emotions just right! Witty, charming, empathy, pain, it doesn't matter you are a master at spinning them all... Congratulations to your Uncle and your new Aunt
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 2/29/2016 11:29:00 PM
That's one of the nicest things anyone has said to me on the Soup, Brian. I'm touched. I just write what comes, and by reading poets on the Soup, I almost always get inspired ... Glad you liked my story, and thanks for the congrats :)
Date: 2/28/2016 10:13:00 AM
Wow! Now that is some story. You told it so well! Yes...these things surely do happen. Glad it worked out for the best. Good luck in the contest.
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 2/29/2016 10:54:00 PM
Thanks Eileen. I actually broke a couple rules for this contest, so I'm hoping Olive can overlook them ... lol!
Date: 2/28/2016 9:02:00 AM
Scrabble is my favourite game, Timothy, while your uncle has tied his life to it! A Scrabble board cake was a real sentimental inspiration! This poem is lovely, pleasant and describes this special occasion with ease and wittiness hidden behind a lasting smile:) ...the ending is perfect! What about Emily...!:) //paul
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 2/29/2016 10:46:00 PM
Well now, I couldn't very well leave out her, could I! :) She was a fun girl to be around, but I was caught off guard with the "linked arms" question ... and like a dunce I just continued on. Kinda funny now though... Thanks for the comments and feedback. It was a memorable wedding for me.
Date: 2/28/2016 3:28:00 AM
Special.
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 2/29/2016 10:30:00 PM
Thanks Amy.
Date: 2/28/2016 12:20:00 AM
This is a poem of joy, and a hope for the rest of us, I myself just signed up for scrabble! Will keep you posted!! :)
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Timothy Hicks
Date: 2/29/2016 10:28:00 PM
Wooing with the vocabulary, I see ... works like a charm ;) Thanks Arthur.