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(March 19,1994 / California)

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White Funeral

sitting alone with nowhere to go
ignoring the static from the radio
that interrupts my favorite song
haven’t loved it in so long

some say love is a foolish thing
and although not in all cases
i can’t help but agree
with the smarter majority

so many weddings
just white funerals
a hand to hold
for the rest of her life
open to the bliss
and the carelessness
be careful, more careful
does it still feel right

i’ll apologize in all the places
where i frowned at all the smiling faces
i just wonder if that will be me
with a wedding dress and a history

so much thought in an august moment
i’m living in my favorite season
but winter’s here, and taking control
as we let the rest of our days unfold

so many weddings
just white funerals
someone she barely knows
becomes her life
open to neglect
and disrespect
that comes with the one
she loved last night

i think of someone i know
better than anyone
i think i’ll be more optomistic
when this is done
can’t help but to think
that my white funeral
won’t be a funeral at all
because i know him
she doesn’t know him

so many weddings
just white funerals
but i’m so glad
that won’t be mine
open to his
fuffilled promises
he knows who i am
we’ll be fine

the white funeral is over
the bride’s been burried
in her own mistake

Submitted: Monday, July 02, 2007
Edited: Friday, March 18, 2011


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  • Faith Fimano (2/19/2013 11:06:00 AM)

    Awesome Write. Your perspective on this topic made this poem deep.

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  • Tena Miller (2/28/2008 6:35:00 PM)

    i love this poem a lot! ! ! ! ! ! ! ! !

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