Joyful Loss

A poem for a bride and groom – an epithalamiam.

The bride and groom sign the book after their ...

Joyful Loss

And so begins a father’s loss
with a black tie and a white dress
and lovely pictures.

Gripping memories of decades past,
holding hands and holding tight,
which is forever in a child’s eyes.

But now he lets go,
making room for his son’s bride.
And so begins a father’s gain

This is an epithalamiaum, written for a poetry prompt at Poetic Bloomings.  This type of poem is about a bride and groom.  I chose to write from the perspective of the groom’s father.

I have no daughter-in-law yet, but I might have to save this for the father’s toast at a reception.


About ewdupler

Gene is an avid outdoorsman, loves reading and is known to put pen to paper (well, he types) as an amateur poet.
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One Response to Joyful Loss

  1. McGuffy Ann says:

    Great perspective!

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