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Newlyweds

by Chris Sorrenti


he held her gently in the shelter of his arms
waiting for the future to arrive
they smiled - then kissed - oh so very young
with the rest of their lives still ahead of them

she looked into his eyes and imagined him a dad
what would he be like then?
a man devoted as her own father
to her and all her friends?

and they were newlyweds - still warm from the glow
just the crowd and the music at their reception
they were newlyweds - more than lovers
living out the vows they’d so willingly taken
such a short time ago

pulling away from a flavored lipstick kiss
he looked for the wrinkles but they weren’t there
and all the things that would happen in-between
flashed before his eyes - oh how he saw them all

and they were newlyweds - found what they were after
a state of mind so complete
they were newlyweds - more than lovers –
more than friends
never another lonely night
waiting for that someone special in the darkness

© 1984

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07/22/2015

Posted on 07/22/2015
Copyright © 2020 Chris Sorrenti

Member Comments on this Poem
Posted by Ken Harnisch on 07/22/15 at 03:20 PM

Oh these could have replaced the vows of a hundred million newlyweds, Chris..one of your best, even if mellowed with the vintage of decades ago.

Posted by Laura Doom on 07/25/15 at 10:30 PM

A subject I'm not qualified to address, though I can appreciate the stylised idealisation that gives an air of presage to the message...

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