Long after...

Long after...

A Poem by Gee
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Lifetime memories made ( please read, if only for the back story.)

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Long after the slow walk down the aisle,
long after their vows exchanged,
long after confetti, popping corks
and photos, just so arranged.

Long after the feasting, speeches and tears,
long after their very first dance,
long after the party, meticulously planned
with nothing at all left to chance.

Each one that attended will never forget,
with smiles will ever recall,
the marriage of Nick to the beautiful Grace
in the grounds of old Fawsley Hall.


Back story:
Grace is the daughter of two of our closest friends and attended our wedding as a soon to be born baby ( 25 years ago). Aged 14 she was diagnosed with brain cancer. Whilst undergoing treatment for this, Grace informed her mum that if she survived she would train to be a nurse, so that she too could help folk in their hour of need. True to her word, after leaving school Grace studied nursing, eventually training and passing all exams and then further studying so as to be able to administer the life saving care she herself had received.
At present Grace is working as a community nurse.
A truly beautiful, inspirational young lady.

© 2019 Gee


Author's Note

Gee
Written as a thank you to both the newlyweds and parents. A truly magical day, 30/12/2018

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A truly beautiful, inspirational poem,

Posted 3 Weeks Ago


Gee

3 Weeks Ago

Thanks Gram.
Long after...'
Gee,
I read this with an awareness of the beauty of living. What do we do with our minutes? To be aware of potential as this young woman Grace'. Is an inspiration. Do we see ourselves as others do? It is so hard sometimes to see through others eyes.Thank you for sharing this. It was very special.
Your last two lines:
"At present Grace is working as a community nurse.
A truly beautiful, inspirational young lady."
And remembered by you and shared here.
Blessings,
Kathy


Posted 5 Months Ago


Gee

5 Months Ago

Thank you KVK
Kathy Van Kurin

5 Months Ago

Your welcome Gee and I wish you more of these gems of awareness of good. Blessings,
Kathy
this poem is magic...promises kept...doesn't happen enough...and giving back for what she went through and survived...instead of feeling sorry for herself, feeling she owed something...she sounds like a really great person.
j.

Posted 5 Months Ago


Gee

5 Months Ago

Thanks Jacob.
Grace is now with child, due date 11th August :))
jacob erin-cilberto

5 Months Ago

wonderful news, she deserves every happiness life can give to her...and a child is such a blessing.<.. read more
Wow! Another great poem, Gee! My middle daughter was married on 12/30. Snowed like crazy as bride and groom took off to Boston in my car. 18 years later . . . all goes well.
Thanks for the read.
Oh . . . also wanted to say . . . a great title too.
Tom

Posted 6 Months Ago


Gee

6 Months Ago

Cheers Tom. Great news this week as Grace has announced that she is pregnant with their first child .. read more
kentuck14

6 Months Ago

I'm happy for you G!
Wonderful tribute with a splendid back story Gee. Nicely written piece which flows full of description and a cheery lilt!

Posted 6 Months Ago


John Alexander McFadyen

6 Months Ago

Am very well after a wonderful week in Bruges thanks; and you?
Gee

6 Months Ago

Very well thanks, although could do with spring getting its skates on
John Alexander McFadyen

6 Months Ago

Moi Aussie, can't wait.
'Each one that attended will never forget, - with smiles will ever recall, - the marriage of Nick to the beautiful Grace - in the grounds of old Fawsley Hall.'

What a beautifully and proudly worded poem, Gee! Your line by line phrasing somehow subtly built the event and made is so very special What a wonderful young woman.. courageous and undoubtedly lovely on her wedding day. Many best wishes to her, her new husband, her once worred to wotsit parents and all those and others who shared their day.

PS Her name was always meant to be Grace.

Posted 6 Months Ago


Gee

6 Months Ago

I looked far better in my wedding dress than I do in my latest pic wearing my good lady's spoof Scot.. read more
emmajoy

6 Months Ago

Deleted my immediate reaction!
Gee

6 Months Ago

You should have left it, would've no doubt made me chuckle :)
Such a wonderful write here, hope they have a lifetime of love ahead.

Posted 7 Months Ago


Gee

7 Months Ago

Thank you Brandie. We are off to Ireland with them for a long weekend in April....continuing the cel.. read more
Jade

7 Months Ago

oh wow! Have fun
Thanks Gee for sharing with us. Every so often we come across these special people who seem to shine a light. I guess that adversity can forge something stronger. Apart from the story you have written about this young lady very well and sensitively.
All the best,
Alan

Posted 7 Months Ago


Gee

7 Months Ago

Thanks Alan.
A wonderful story shared. I liked the happy ending. I hope Grace and her husband. A lifetime of happiness. Thank you dear friend for sharing the story.
Coyote

Posted 7 Months Ago


Gee

7 Months Ago

Again thank you.
Hope you are well
Coyote Poetry

7 Months Ago

Always my pleasure and you are welcome my friend.
Grace is a beautiful soul, she found her mission in life so early on . The young man who married this gem of a person is a lucky man. I wish them both loads of happiness. Gee, I am glad you shared your wonderful sentiments with us all.

Posted 7 Months Ago


Gee

7 Months Ago

Thank you Mrudula :)
Mrudula Rani

7 Months Ago

Its entirely my pleasure.

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