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The Perfect Day

A poem about a day going smoothly

By Alison McBainPublished 3 months ago 1 min read
The Perfect Day
Photo by Jonathan Borba on Unsplash

She waits

crowned in bridal illusion

under glowing cobalt fruit,

twigs ribboned together

beneath cotton-colored clouds.


Harmonies tangle—

hollow echoes

carrying centuries of tradition

Mendelssohn's wedding march,

a high-tech rebirth

on electric speakers.


Sudden blustering—

lightning forecast

creating ricochets of thunder

ripping through cascades of rain

hailing Captain Noah


until she stops,

takes a deep breath

to tame her wild self

and tells it, Max-like,

to be still.


Floods recede—

music chimes.

a woman emerges,

her candy-apple hair

crowned in roses and lace,

facing the bride waiting for her

cocooned in swathes of white.

love poems

About the Creator

Alison McBain

Alison McBain writes fiction & poetry, edits & reviews books, and pens a webcomic called “Toddler Times.” In her free time, she drinks gallons of coffee & pretends to be a pool shark at her local pub. More: http://www.alisonmcbain.com/

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Excellent work. Looking forward to reading more!

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    The story invoked strong personal emotions

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  • Denise Larkinabout a month ago

    Beautifully expressed with glowing imagery for someone on their special day.

  • Gosh this was so beautiful and your imageries were so vivid! Loved your poem!

  • Naveed 3 months ago

    Fantastic!!! Love it!!!💕❤️❤️

  • NS 3 months ago

    Dreaming again.... good work by the way.

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