29 May 2006


              church wedding

              The handsome groom, smiling like plastic,
              systematically shook two hundred
              well-wishing hands.

              The nervous, excited bride constantly
              touched her frizzled hair as she mingled
              and made silly small talk rapidly.

              The balding, cheerful pastor, arriving
              slightly late in his immaculate suit, delivered
              his well-rehearsed, eloquent sermon

              on God, love and the bonds between
              man and wife. The non-Christian guests held
              brown little hymnbooks and opened

              their awkward mouths, as others rose
              to their feet and sang `Amazing Grace'.
              Somewhere at the back of the chapel,

              a baby burst into violent tears,
              and her parents hushed and shushed,
              trying in vain to stop her.
posted by Gilbert at Monday, May 29, 2006

2 Comments:

Blogger Gilbert Koh said...

Another one of my ancient poems.

May 29, 2006  
Blogger dsnake1 said...

umm, my guess is correct, this piece is from your evolving stages.
the style is there but the words are not so well chosen as the gilbert of now. :)

June 02, 2006  

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