March 15, 1980

— Judy Sandretto

Coming down the stairs I saw smiling faces
while floating in my wedding dress
and he wasn’t looking at me.

I went to stand beside him and he stared ahead
as the minister read from The Prophet
the words we had carefully chosen
for our children to hear
and our mothers held hands.

The minister asked us to repeat after him
and we exchanged our simple rings.
We were husband and wife.
Only then did he look at me
and he smiled.

He always said that I was a part of him
and that we were one.
He thought that he was strong
and that he would carry me
when all I wanted was to create a beautiful world for him.

I couldn’t breath.

Life is good today.,
It is peaceful here.
My family surrounds me
and they treasure me.

I am treasured.

I am a treasure
made of precious metal
and polished with a soft cloth.

I am where I belong.

One thought on “March 15, 1980

Leave a Comment

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s