Faded Bride

White, beaded, ruffled gown

Black tux with tails

Dancing ‘round and ‘round

Under a canopy of trees

~

The moon lighting

Stars casting a glow

On the forest floor

~

No burdens, no problems

Love — love surrounding

~

Your arms tightly around me

Your breath in my ear

Your lips upon mine

~

Fading, shadows, darkness

Whispering, judging

Eyes staring

~

Passion, love lost

Sadness, frustration

Alone

Bride gone

~~~

Written by Beth Malbon

April 22, 1996

Forever

Forever with you

Is how I thought it’d be

I love you always

Is how I thought it’d be

~

A pot of gold

At the end of the rainbow

A rainbow,

At the end of a storm

Is how I thought it’d be

~

We said our vows

‘Til death do us part

Death as in you and me

Not our love for each other

~

I thought it’d be

wonderful

a dream come true

~

I thought it’d be

magical

a fairy tale come true

~

I thought it’d be

forever

you and me

~~~

Written by Beth Malbon

April 22, 1996

Going through the throes of divorce

UN-US

Have you ever thought of us?

Us being you and me together,

Not, you and me alone.

~

Us as a couple,

Us joined hand-in-hand,

Us side-by-side,

Us as one.

~

I think of us as two.

Not, two together,

But two separate.

Two going their own ways.

Opposite ways. Alone.

~

As us –

we were joined together by marriage

Not by love, not by friendship.

~

Us – You and me severed,

Not connected

Not by any means or ways.

~

You live. I live. Us is dying.

Us is dead.

We are dead.

We are UN-US.

~~~

Written by Beth Malbon

April 14, 1996

Hesitant

Looking back at the years

My heart fills with sorrow

~

I hold back the tears

And concentrate on tomorrow

~

Looking at the past

And praying it won’t last

~

I focus on today

And hope it’ll stay

~

My happiness with you

Is positively true

~

And that’s why I’m hesitant

When dealing with the present

~~~

Written by Beth Malbon

December 6, 1989

Dedicated to Edward

Collage made using images from Google: pink color background, lips, and question mark.

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