General Poetry posted April 18, 2022

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The bridegroom is of love and light.

In The Mourning Fields

by Regina Elliott

The breast of the Carolina wren sighs,
and the tinge of autumn glorifies the
silent beauty of his engraved name on
marble and granite,
a tribute to the youth bridegroom
known for the cherish of his
gleaming love he had in life.

A cascading veil of lace, white roses,
teardrops, a pall cast over his bride and
nuptial guests,
hail him, with his heart that had goodness, generosity, and joy,
as the bridegroom died on his
wedding morn,
in a passage of mortal to eternal,
the sparrows dedicate sorrow
in autumnal songs to him,
his betrothed stands in the fading
brown grass,
her groom, her love, in September's
in the mourning fields.

North Carolina's bereavement is
in her mountains of gold and
her Piedmont, her coast,
such lament aflame, unbridled in
it's pain,
our paean rings of his song,
his tragic journey to join the
Lord and His angels,
as the mist shrouds envelop
his bride,
in the mourning fields.

In loving memory of
Christopher Raynor,
killed in an automobile crash
September 12, 2009, on the
morning of his wedding day,
in Raleigh, North Carolina.

Ode writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
An Ode is a poem praising and glorifying a person, place or thing.

Your love and benevolence will
always be present.
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