Treasure Island

David Harris

(18 June 1945 / Bradfield, England)

Always The Bride, But Not The Groom


Always the bride, but not the groom
that is what I became
when I went to a Wedding in October.
We went to the wedding,
then along to the reception.
I stood talking to a couple of friends
and the bride rushed in and said to me.
“Dave look after these for me“
She then commenced to hand me
her bridal bouquet and handbag.
One of our friends Donall
gave me a hug and kiss
and asked me to marry him.
His partner Janice grabbed her camera
and took a photo of me,
bridal bouquet in one hand, handbag in the other
and a lopsided smile from the mouth ulcer I had.
Right there and then I became a bride, but not the groom.


20 November 2008

Author’s note:
I dedicate this poem to:
Janice Windle (who took the photo)
Donall Dempsey (who planted the kiss)
Tara (the real bride for dropping me in it.)

Submitted: Thursday, November 20, 2008
Edited: Monday, February 02, 2009

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  • Donall Dempsey (11/28/2008 4:51:00 AM)

    Dave man! I was serious! You still haven't given me an answer! Davey Davey give me your answer do! You're only absolutely gorgeous! Run away with me to the Far East!

    love Dónall Dónall (Report) Reply

  • Janice Windle (11/25/2008 9:43:00 AM)

    David! Thank you for immortalising Dónall and me! You made a lovely bride, and I'm sorry I've had to take Dónall back! It was a great occasion, very inspiring to all concerned. Great poem, too! Hope you've been enjoying Toronto, Love, Jan x (Report) Reply

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