I do

I do

I believe it will be a day in the middle of May,
the rain from the night before will clear the air,
the past, the mistakes made once upon a time.
The sun will rise up to wish me “good morning”,
the light blue curtains will open a promise
of life with love and understanding.

Room full of giggling girls and Sprite, embracing
part of my unknown, yet beautiful beginning.
The sparkling shoes placed on my single bed,
the white, satin dress with lace-up ribbon closure
and astral designed straps, the flowers in my hands,
red roses, with the bloom of youth and romance.

Sitting on the old- fashioned arm- chair,
busy bees putting my curls in order and
hiding innocence and pearls in between.
My closed eyes ready for the make- up,
the flutter of the eye-lashes under mascara,
and the impatience : ” Are we ready to go?

The pride and the happiness in my parents hug,
seeing me pretty and grown, but still their baby-girl,
the reflection in the mirror, the approval : “Yes, perfect!”
Something old to keep the bond with my family,
something new to endure a forever of sacred feelings,
something borrowed to remind me, I’m not alone in this.

Something blue to keep the faith in the purity of the day,
and a silver sixpence in my shoe, I will have it all,
walking down the aisle with my father only half way.
The girls, dressed in red, opening the way to him,
standing to the altar, looking at me, expecting me.
Few steps to the “always” I’ve been dreaming about.

The words of the priest, the sip of red wine,
the tear in the corner of my eye, the hope and
the long awaited “I do”, followed by a kiss,
I believe it will all be in a day in the middle of May,
some May soon …

Inspired by “girls only” conversations.


All images in this post are subject to copyright

and belong to Red Sheep Photography and Guj Tungpalan.


© 2011  Broken Sparkles


28 Responses to “I do”

  1. Cherlyn Says:

    Loved it! I think most women tend to have their wedding day planned out in their mind, and I am no exception. I really love the last line: “I believe it will all be in a day, sometime in May some May soon …” – it’s so hopeful and optimistic, it reminds me of how I feel when I imagine what my wedding day may be like one day. A very beautiful poem!

    I hope this made sense – it’s very very early over here in Ontario, and I haven’t quite finished my coffee haha.

    • Broken Sparkles Says:

      It’s very late here in Athens, I’m back from Bulgaria and it’s very nice to find your lovely comments, everything makes sense, despite the lack of coffee :). Enjoy your day!

  2. southwindtrails Says:

    This is lovely (as it always is). The image you created is beautiful, I can imagine it so clearly through your words. This is a wonderful somday:)

  3. Jamie Dedes, all rights reserved Says:

    Beautifully executed, both the poem – which has a luxurious quality to it, dreamy – and the selection of photos. I wish this dream true for you, Blaga. I look forward to the day …

    I finally got back to JP and saw your fine interview. Wonderful. I enjoyed it more than I can say. And now I even have another photo of you. I responded online and sent the link off to family so they could get to know you better. Thanks for the shout – out.

    Well, have rejoined the land of the living and one-by-one crossing things off my to-do list, writing projects and househould chores and errands. Slow going, but slugging trough. Hope to get out a nice newsy email by Sunday ….

    Have a fine evening, dear Blaga. Back soon … Hugs!

  4. angelagenie Says:

    I’ll be in the crying section … I always cry at weddings.
    Something about the sacredness of the vows and the belief in love manifested in the union of two souls merging into one…

    …always stay newlyweds, that’s the secret to a happy marriage.

  5. Ina Says:

    A poem full of hope and expectations, I hope it will all come through for you. Have nice wedding :)

  6. deadpoet88 Says:

    Love this, you bring the longing to find that perfect someone who’ll come with a ring very well. I think every girl dreams of that kind of happiness. Hope you find yours soon.

  7. Jane Doe Says:

    An exceptional poem! Just lovely! *applause*

  8. Cheryl Says:

    We girls all have this wonderful dream staged in our minds. You painted our dreams perfectly and the photos added to the drama and anticipation of the day. Simply perfect. Miss talking to you, B. Hope all is well.

    Hugs, my dear friend.

  9. Jingle Says:

    love May..the perfect month for a wedding..

    your images look romantic, and the words are perfect.

    :)

  10. Hema Says:

    Hi, you have it all planned so well, including everyone’s feelings. Loved it. Good luck to experience it soooooon. You will!

  11. Judy Marie Santiago Says:

    Gosh, I can’t wait for my wedding day because of this poem. Haha! Dear Blaga, I miss you!

  12. ladynimue Says:

    Am full of emotions reading this .. Awesome !

  13. liv2write2day Says:

    Oh this fits the prompt perfectly, Blaga. So full of happy images and my wish for you is that it will happen…even if it isn’t in May. I was “old” when I married and my dad was 70 something. He wouldn’t let go of me when we reached the altar. A special memory.


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