Newlyweds

Raindrops chase each other
down the pane of glass
and furious thunder and lightning
wage war in the sky.
But inside you and I are
safe in our sanctuary.
Leaving our work behind
we rest, as newlyweds, in the comfort of our love,
a shared meal that we prepare together:
turning water into wine
and fruit and cheese are all…
a flickering candle.
Symbols of life’s journey just begun.

But when I see the dance of light
playing through your hair,
and think, again, that you are mine!
I know that I am wealthy beyond measure.
When you laugh at my jokes,
I am triumphant!
When I feel your reassuring hug I am restored.
I taste your lips and awaken
from a lifetime of doubt.
And all the while,
Outside…
raindrops chase each other
down the pane of glass
and furious thunder and lightning
wage war in the sky.

About Gabrielle Burns

I am a Jamaican at play here in this vast playground in cyberspace....Yes, at times I do like to live dangerously, but I AM also working hard at becoming more interesting by the day... :)
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2 Responses to Newlyweds

  1. Andre says:

    I like this one best, because of its directness and clarity. My only question would be about the intention behind the apparent biblical reference in “water into wine.”

  2. on newly weds….MAYBE THE DROPS ARE NOT CHASING, BUT FOLLOWING. tk u mlj lv nv

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