Heart Left at the Altar

by Lost One   Jun 27, 2018


She said she's ready for marraige
But me? I need a drink
If she knew just what was in my heart
I have to wonder what she'd think

She's an angel dressed in white
I struggle to put on my tie
As she floats on down the aisle
I kiss my life goodbye

See I am just a bystander
To her whirlwind romance
I'm not at the pew waiting
I'm watching my missed chance

She said she's ready for marraige
But she's not marrying me
And here, heartbroken I must watch
As she's taken away from me

See we will always be best friends
But things... they will have changed
I won't be the man she runs to when
Her thoughts need to be arranged

Her mother walks her down the aisle
On this her day of days
She passes and I catch her eye
And she knows we're both giving her away

A single tear... a smile, a nod
And she continues on her way
The bride and groom both hand in hand
Both saying what I could never say

"If anyone here does object
Speak now or hold your peace..."
I bow my head in defeat
Of the words I can't release

I share a dance and kiss the bride
Stoic in spite of what's inside
And as we part, it rends my heart
Through silence... I spoke a lie

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  • 1 year ago

    by Kitty Cat Lady

    Tony, I didn't get a chance to comment on this when it was posted, but I saw it ... and I couldn't forget it either. It's just the most painfully poignant write and I am in awe! Bloody well done :-) x
    =^.^=

  • 1 year ago

    by Brenda

    Wow Tony, powerful and sad. Wonderfully delivered.

  • 1 year ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    Hi Tony,

    I agree with Ben.

    Nominated!

    • 1 year ago

      by Lost One

      Thanks to both, first time in almost a month that I had a moment to sit and clear my thoughts.

  • 1 year ago

    by Ben Pickard

    Through silence... I spoke a lie

    ^

    A great ending Tony to what sounds like a pretty miserable and difficult day.
    I hope this is nominated - I'm all out.

    Take care and all the best as ever,

    Ben

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