Her Vows

I’m a bit nervous writing this today,
confessing the words I know I can’t say.
So, if you don’t mind
I’d like to take the time
to say what isn’t mine.

“I’ve loved you forever—
I always have.
We have more than enough love to last.
And look at you now…
You’re my Prince Charming, my kind-kindred soul”
Seeing you happy, I’m losing it all.
So please don’t be mad if you found this out—
that I’m the one writing her vows.

I wish I can tell you, “You look great in white.”
and how much it hurts me with her at your side.
Her hand on your ring
I whisper silently
the words that came from me…

“I’ve loved you forever—
I always have.
We have more than enough love to last.
And look at you now…
You’re my Prince Charming, my kind-kindred soul”
Seeing you happy, I’m losing it all.
So please don’t be mad if you found this out—
that I’m the one writing her vows.

When it’s all over, I’d like the chance
to have and to hold you in one last dance.
Swaying in starlight,
you lean in and I can see it in your eyes
telling me, “I’ve always loved the way you write.”

“I’ve loved you forever—
I always have.
We have more than enough love to last.
And look at you now…
You’re my Prince Charming, my kind-kindred soul”
Seeing you happy, I’m losing it all.
So please don’t be mad if you found this out—
that I’m the one writing her vows.





  19 comments for “Her Vows

  1. December 30, 2019 at 12:02 am

    written with such heart!

    Liked by 1 person

  2. December 5, 2019 at 9:24 am

    Wow. I could see it and I could feel it.

    Liked by 1 person

  3. December 4, 2019 at 4:21 pm

    Touching, friend.

    Liked by 1 person

  4. December 4, 2019 at 12:07 pm

    Ouch, hurtfully beautiful! Great writing John.

    Liked by 1 person

  5. December 4, 2019 at 11:26 am

    WOW! heartbreakingly beautiful..it can so easily be a song.

    Liked by 1 person

    • December 4, 2019 at 11:27 am

      😊 I’ve been playing around with lyrical poetry lately.

      Liked by 1 person

      • December 4, 2019 at 11:30 am

        and you are delivering too! 🙂 This is good stuff, try recordiing it as a song.

        Liked by 1 person

      • December 4, 2019 at 11:32 am

        Ummm…no. 😂😂😂
        Only if it can get me free ☕

        Liked by 1 person

      • December 4, 2019 at 11:35 am

        Sounds about right! 😂👍

        Liked by 1 person

  6. Lia
    December 4, 2019 at 10:54 am

    Wowsers. Shivers-inducing. Heartbreaking. Is it a true story, John? (Just tell me to zip it if I’m being too direct…. xoxo)

    Liked by 1 person

    • December 4, 2019 at 10:58 am

      😂😂😂
      I’m pretty sure it’s happened but it was an idea that prevented me from sleeping last night.

      As for being direct, please by all means! 😊

      Liked by 2 people

      • Lia
        December 4, 2019 at 11:09 am

        Ah okay. Master storyteller then. Got it. 😂Sleep easy tonight, friend 😄

        Liked by 1 person

      • December 4, 2019 at 11:12 am

        😂 As long as my imagination is in check, I can sleep…unless there’s another idea floating around in there

        Liked by 1 person

      • Lia
        December 4, 2019 at 11:13 am

        IKR? The trick is to stay up till midnight cranking stuff out, then KO till about 05:00 when the urge start teeming again…
        Kidding. I have bags under my eyes. Not good. 😂 😂

        Liked by 1 person

      • December 4, 2019 at 11:16 am

        In my opinion, writers love the abuse they go through…I do 😁

        Liked by 2 people

      • Lia
        December 4, 2019 at 11:17 am

        (said guiltily…) I do too. 😁

        Liked by 1 person

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