Poem for my wedding day

Colleen Elisabeth Chao

Colleen Elisabeth Chao is an editor and author. She enjoys dark-dark chocolate, side-splitting laughter, and half-read books piled bedside. She makes her home near Boise, Idaho, with her husband Eddie, their son Jeremy, and Willow the dog. 

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Poem for my wedding day

Poem for my wedding day

Poem for my wedding day

Butterflies in my stomach,
Coffee in my hand.
Calm down in my spirit:
I know this is the man.

Bridesmaids all around me.
Sleek dress in champagne-white.
Dangly diamond earrings,
Lingerie for late tonight.

Putting on my makeup,
Slip into my dress.
Another ten long minutes…
I’m impatient, I confess.

Cameras in the corner,
Guests have settled in.
This is it! I’m getting married!
I take a step and walk toward him.

Deep anticipation,
All mystery and hope!
Beauty, glory, blessing,
Such kindness from my Lord.

And with a ring and vow,
A kiss of promised love;
We two become one flesh
And paint a picture of our God.

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