Tuesday, August 25, 2009

The Bunch of Pals who Conspired

August twenty-first
nineteen and seventy-six
I married the man
I’d met in May, set up
on a blind date
by friends who later said
they knew.

My best friend asked
by week two
if he had proposed.
I laughed at her.
The conspiracy had begun
before we were introduced.

We spoke little
the first three dates.
He was terribly shy
and I
thought he was angry.
He kept saying no
till he did get angry.


He was angry that I asked
not at anything about me
or that I’d done. I cried
and his sister-in-law
yelled at him.
I was embarrassed.

We spent a lot of time
with our group, our gang,
that bunch of buddies.
One couple fought loudly.
My guy asked later
that we not fight
like that if we married.

I teased him
and asked what
he meant by if.
But the air was full
of a serious note.
He came back the next
week wanting a date
for the wedding.

He’d told his mother.
I was shocked. But,
in a short month
love had bloomed.
Love real, if not explosive.
Love of the soul and heart.

Now we will celebrate
our thirty third year.
Smiling, we know it has been
a life well played.
A short interval
became a lifetime
of satisfaction.

Joe, my love, my mate.

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Annay Dawson said...

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Annay

Glenda_Fralin said...

Thank you Annay, Mike and whoever else has commented since my last visit. I'm tardy again.

I have corrected a typo in the poem that was really bothersome to several and I certainly understand why.

This poem refers to my husband and I as is obvious. I do write religious poetry as well and it seems I capitalized an H in he that was not at the beginning of a sentence or line. Oops.

I appoligize to anyone who was offended by the error.

Glenda