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Marriage Bed
Kelly DeMaegd

Little Darling,
Summer Snow, 
Lavender Pinocchio.
Roses among baby’s
breath, Sweet
William, Cheddar pinks.
Planted in a place
hewn from barren,
arid, rock-hard clay,
Using shovel,
pick axe, rich
shredded leaf decay.
Wedding gift from a man
with tender heart,
callused hands.

© by Kelly DeMaegd.
Used with the author’s permission.


Kelly DeMaegd lives in Sherrills Ford, North Carolina, with her husband, a Frisbee-crazed German Shepherd, and a herd of deer that are not too shy to eat every flower and vegetable in her garden.



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Posted 02/07/2014 09:00 AM
Love this poem, Kelly. Keep up the good work!
Posted 02/07/2014 07:51 AM
Ross Kightly:
I neglected to comment: GREAT TITLE!!
Posted 02/07/2014 05:11 AM
Ross Kightly:
A perfect poem of simple and moving juxtapositions - the flowers and the inhospitable setting, the hands and heart. Thank you Kelly and Jayne for reminding us how it can be.
Posted 02/07/2014 04:56 AM

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