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Tuesday, November 14, 2017

A Musical Beginning

My younger cousin (she's 24) is getting married to her high school sweetheart on December 30. I decided that I was going to write her a short poetry book (10 poems) with pictures throughout their relationship. I'm going to make it as a photobook from Shutterfly. My aunt will send me some pictures; here is the first poem I wrote for the book. It's a poem about the beginning of their relationship in 2009. She was a junior and he was a sophomore.

As the autumn sun quickly sets
against the gold and red leaves;
stars glittered in the sky met
and danced with his blue eyes.

Nearing Halloween, on this chilly night,
when the marching band took the field,
dressed in his best; caught her sight.
She continued her melody and he kept beat—

his drum beating matched the rhythm of his heart:
when the music subsided into football shouts
scooting next to her in the stands, a smile starts;
quiet introductions, compliments, questions begin

and conversation replaces the "hut, hut, hike, go!"
as the game ends, love begins to twinkle
under the Halloween moon where autumn winds blow;
their excitement fills their chatter and young hearts—
wondering without hesitation where their story will go.


I will share other poems as I write them. I hope she enjoys the book!

2 comments:

  1. Hi, Jessica Marie!

    I have returned to blogging, dear friend. Thank you very much for your kind and comforting words during my bereavement.

    I really enjoyed your poem about love's beginning and I am certain your cousin and her sweetheart will appreciate what you wrote and the book that you will present to them.

    Enjoy the rest of your week, dear friend JM!

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    1. Thank you, Shady. I wrote one other one and I need to work on some more this weekend. I'm thinking of using some general love poetry I wrote in the past as well. I only need 10 poems; I'll see what I can come up with.

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