A Poem by Marie Harrison

broken lives




Only dreams of white lace

Covering my face

Ran through my brain

Seven years ago when

I booked our bridal room

When you asked to be

My groom


I chose a secluded place

High up inside

The limbs of soaring trees

Surrounded by chirping birds

And bright green leaves


Where you would

Say your vows to me

At Canoe's on the

Chatahoochee River


Now only rain and

My warm salty

Teardrops fill that

Vacant space now


God sent a flood

And washed it

All away


The very day

You decided

To forever

Stay away

From me


© 2011 Marie Harrison

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That would be a great place to say your vows... what a heartbreaking ending.

Posted 12 Years Ago

I felt every word of this! Beautiful love...made me feel such remorse and beauty at the same sure know how to reach the heart! :) xx

Posted 12 Years Ago

"God sent a flood
And washed it
All away"
I love this part! :)))
Filled with great emotion...Sad but really well crafted... :)))

Posted 12 Years Ago

It started so beautiful, then ended so sadly...

Posted 12 Years Ago

Great write Marie...stunning words...

Posted 12 Years Ago

This poem filled my heart and pulled me right in. You had me emotionally invested so easily. The sights and sounds where heavenly. As I watched them all fade away and saw her walking alone in the cold wind...bundled up in her sweatshirt...
I got a little choked up.

Posted 12 Years Ago

Sad and well written...
The title fits so brilliantly with the poem!

Posted 12 Years Ago

Excellent write, but sad. Keep it up.

Posted 12 Years Ago

Very sad poem. Very gripping too. This is great, I really like it.

Posted 12 Years Ago

Sad but powerful lament...

Posted 12 Years Ago

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36 Reviews
Added on September 22, 2011
Last Updated on September 22, 2011


Marie Harrison
Marie Harrison

Atlanta, GA

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