Monday, April 20, 2009

NaPoWriMo Day 20: The Bride Wore Red

The following image is the prompt at ReadWritePoem and is by pareeerica
















The Bride Wore Red

and the vultures were circling,
all those old boyfriends
wanting to take bites
out of her newfound
happiness.

But red is the color
of laughter
and as she ran
from the church
following

her husband
with his red cummerbund
and red tie,
the musical notes
of their giggling

rose in the happy air
and swept the specks
of annoying memories
out the door
of her mind.

8 comments:

Wayne Pitchko said...

this is great....my daughter is a teacher also just got married last month...dressed in ...........................white

Phil Thrift said...

"rose" -- an action and a color!

(Interesting, you saw her happy; I, "shamed".)

Liz at Yips and Howls said...

I like how you tied red to the past and the future. The image of old boyfriends circling like vultures is wonderful.

JGC said...

Oh the power of love! You're poem fits the image wonderfully. Magical.

watermaid said...

I agree with Liz about the old boyfriends. A very positive interpretation of the prompt.

susan said...

Well done. Love the boyfriend image. So when you retire, you'll write poetry full-time?

Pam said...

I can see the memories flying out right now. Nice poem.

Jeeves said...

This is a nice happy interpretation. Like it

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