A simple wedding
Friends, family
Hopes and wishes, and yet...

Beneath the pleats of this moment
Alongside the silver horse shoes for luck
And the bridesmaids posies
Trembles the indelible contract of sisters

A tapestry of the unspoken,
The taken-for-granted beliefs
That come with the territory of sisterhood
Far beyond the facade of this day

When she holds your hand
To steady her nerves
Because you offer sanctuary
And peace flows from your bond

Words of Love
Trickle from your touch
Your calmness drapes about her
You are both too beautiful for mere words here

O hold this moment
Bring it forward
All the laughter of two happy sisters
Before life scarred the journey

Before she held your hand again and again
And words of love trickled
Over and over in a graceful tapestry
Stitched in fine gold
To embed, in hope

Recall the joy you gave each other
Paste its treacle over the darkness
And hold her hand in Love

Poetry by LFD3
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Written on 2016-09-25 at 17:16

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You are both too beautiful for mere words here
Whoa that line is so beautiful

Chaucer Whethers The PoetBay support member heart!
you got that something something good factor old girl, one of your classic poems.

Kathy Lockhart The PoetBay support member heart!
I wish I had the depths of words to describe how I'm feeling. I don't have the proper ones. Your poem paints the "Beauty and the Beast" of so many lives lived after the "ball is over" and those who are left to clean up the mess continue to silently do it over and over again and again.

I actually read this twice because I had tears streaming down my face and wanted to make sure I truly was reading this as I should have. I only wish I could say this more eloquently but I'm too emotional. However, you've touched the heart of the awful ugly sweet truth of so many sisters as they hide "shame" because of how things just are.

A Very Profoundly Powerful and Poignant Poem! Bookmarked, Applause, and most definitely my vote (if I get one) for Editor's Choice!