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Wedding Of Ghosts

Wedding Of Ghosts

A Poem by mae23

Unnerving quiet fills the banquet hall.

She stands in a white dress

Custom made to fit her curvy figure.

The chairs are empty

The glasses still full of champagne.

Her tears have dried

Now hardened on her face

As scars.

He is missing.

Not missing, gone.

Not gone, dead.

He is dead

And gone

And missing from her.


The flowers are bright yellow

Complementing the blue table cloths and curtains.

The places are set

With only ghosts sitting at them.

Her ghosts.

His ghost.

A breeze sweeps through the open windows

Ruffling the train of her dress.

Her hair has fallen

Now loose around her shoulders.

Her hands are no longer shaking

She is paralyzed.


It was an hour before what was supposed to be the happiest moment of their lives.

An hour before their dreams would come true.

An hour before what could have been.


A man came to the dressing room

Looking for the girl in white.

He could barely look her in the eyes.

He was about to ruin everything

And he knew it.

He had to deliver the news

The devastating

Shocking

Unbelievable news

That he was dead.

Her somebody

Her everybody

Her everything

Was dead.


She has been here since the man came to find her.

She has been here since her world was shattered.

She does not know how to leave

Or move.

She still doesn’t believe it

She thinks it is a cruel joke.

And it is.

Just not the one she wants it to be.


He is dead

And gone

And missing from her.

She is paralyzed.

Her somebody

Her everybody

Her everything

Is dead

And gone

And missing from her.



© 2017 mae23



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Wow! Emotionally striking and gloomily heartwarming. Great job!!!

Posted 1 Year Ago


Great title of a story.wish I thought of it.a very somber tale and i immediately became lost in your words.pleasure to read.thank u

Posted 1 Year Ago


mae23

1 Year Ago

Thank you for this review!
You write with such depth of feeling. I can feel her sorry and her loss. Written well.

Posted 1 Year Ago


mae23

1 Year Ago

Thank you very much!
Mrs Havisham writ here in the immeadiate aftermath of her life-destroying event - long before we meet her - or rather Pip meets her in Great Expectations. Well penned.

Posted 1 Year Ago


mae23

1 Year Ago

Thank you.
I can feel her emptiness, her sorrow, her pain. Excellent Write.

Posted 1 Year Ago


mae23

1 Year Ago

Thank you!
A amazing tale written. You made the room come alive and the people/ghost feel alive in visions to the reader. I could feel the sadness and the emotion of the words. Thank you dear friend for sharing the amazing poetry.
Coyote

Posted 1 Year Ago


mae23

1 Year Ago

Thank you for this wonderful review. I greatly appreciate it.
Coyote Poetry

1 Year Ago

Was my pleasure and you are welcome.
I like the repetition in this piece, I feel like it really emphasizes the tragedy in the groom's absence for me. I really enjoyed this, please keep up the great work.

Posted 1 Year Ago


mae23

1 Year Ago

Thank you I am glad the repetition worked!
My goodness –a tragedy of events poetically dramatised with passion and exceptional writing style! As I read through your composition I could feel the anguish and pain – makes the reader an element of the events - very well penned.

Posted 1 Year Ago


mae23

1 Year Ago

Thank you so much for this review!
Amazing! I really liked it a lot, the pain and the emotions you've put in this piece are just mind blowing! The theme is just so emotional, and it's a heart touching read!!

Posted 1 Year Ago


mae23

1 Year Ago

Thank you!!
Anjali

1 Year Ago

No problem!
A cruel, emotional and devastating piece...
The emotions were very well expressed of sadness, anger and love...
Well done, keep it up!

Posted 1 Year Ago


mae23

1 Year Ago

Thank you very much!
Mr.Writer

1 Year Ago

No problem :)

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