As I approach the dark, wooden open doors,
As I hear the music start to play,
A rush of excitable nerves take my fear,
As I remember what it took to get to this day.
Hiding beneath a display of friendship,
Creating a web of lies,
Not knowing everyone was watching me fall in love,
The love in my heart shining through my eyes.
Defeating opinions and comments shared,
Telling everyone, I am in love!
My heart taken by a beautiful woman,
For once, love is enough.
So here I am today,
Walking towards you so very proud,
I am in awe as I only see your beauty,
Can’t hear the music nor see the crowd.
I take your hand in mine,
How we fit so perfect, so cleverly,
By far the most perfect day in my life,
Our proud civil ceremony.
By Louise Wilson
This poem was selected as a winner of a nationwide poetry competition run by Marriott Hotels in March 2011.