Their Almost Wedding Day
As they were finishing up their wedding day's last minute details,
she kissed his cheek and said she had broken one of her nails.
He knew not to question her innate need to get it repaired,
she had work for months to get their perfect wedding prepared.
She had on his favorite plum color to make her lips shine,
and she had even ordered cases of his favorite imported wine.
Perfection is what she wanted, but she was often heard jesting,
that wives tales say the better the marriage, then the worse the wedding.
She kissed his cheek softly, and she swore she would hurry back.
He put on his tux while he waited, so debonair all in black.
His cell phone rang and when he answered, all he heard was her fear.
There had been and accident and she was hurt, but the sirens were near.
Her breathing was labored and shallow, and he could hear her pain,
as she explained her car had slid off of the road when it had started to rain.
The phone fell quiet and he heard her whisper, "I wanted it to be perfect, I am so sorry."
As the tears started to fall, he prayed that this was not be the end of their love story.
The phone fell silent again, all he could hear was his heart pound,
please don't let it be over, for the perfect love story he had finally found.
His phone rang again, but this time the voice he didn't know.
The stranger on the phone delivered the most devastating blow,
"The wreck was so quick and her injuries were not compatible with life."
His soul mate had died, just a few hours before becoming his wife.
"But I just spoke to her," he argued, "she was scared and waiting for help in fact."
"Impossible," stated the stranger. "She had not called because she died upon impact."
He checked his phone logs over and over, but her call was not on his log.
How? He knew he had spoken to her, he heard her, but it all seemed lost in fog.
He wrapped himself up in a blanket of grief and disbelief,
life had stolen his bright beautiful future, like a heartless thief.
God had given him the gift of great love, but He took it away.
He will never forget her plum lips on their almost wedding day.
Today is one year after the wreck, the pain is as devastating as it was on that day.
He cries as he sits by her grave, as he will each year forever, on their almost wedding day.
Treasure today while you can, because the dream of tomorrow is never a promise.
His almost bride watches over him, some days he swears he can feel her kiss.
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