This poem was born from a reference to a Game of Thrones wedding, the last verse created first of all.
Like many girls I once did wish,
That someday I might too be wed.
I’d wear a dress with hair made up,
Then swear my love would last for life.
In our very modern world,
A bride’s a princess we could be.
Our wedding the end of a tale,
When we’d live happ’ly forever more.
When I got older I saw how,
A wedding, marriage might not last.
The cynic in my did awake.
If marriage fails, then what’s the point?
I saw my parents drift apart,
The one role model I had.
My relationships, they followed suit,
They failed and killed my princess dreams.
With time I learned just what I lacked,
Found out where my affections lay.
And somewhere deep within my breast,
Awoke again, my bride vision.
For truth, it’s somewhat harder now,
If I want to walk down the aisle.
There are still places in this world,
Where girl and girl may not be wed.
But hope’s alive and now I dream,
That I might one day be a bride.
Though by the gods, both old and new.
Please don’t make my own wedding red.