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"Stipendia enim peccati mors gratia autem."

Breath-deprived, the marriage is given up like doves

let go on wedding day. Where before the bride wears white,

now black is the motif, the sun eclipsed clouds.

 

Soon, we'll reach the terminal

(si non sola mors me et te separaverit)

but the road is still bumpy up ahead.

We haven't paid ours

 

but the debt collector will soon find our address

and he might not care about the house or the old car.

 

 

* The first one is 'the wages of sin is death'.

* The second one is 'only death do us part'.

"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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but the debt collector will soon find our address

and he might not care about the house or the old car.

 

 

i think a honeymoon in farthest distance might help or a good disguise!

 

but i want an invitation for this marriage lol.gif

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This poem causes me to make some complex associations in my mind. It's like a journey -- a rocky one with an underlying sense of peace. I love the clever typography in the title.

Here is a link to an index of my works on this site: tonyv's Member Archive topic

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Thanks, bloodyday and Tony.

 

I wanted the title to convey multiple meanings so as to pull out multiple associations. I'm glad it did with you in some way, Tony.

"Words are not things, and yet they are not non-things either." - Ann Lauterbach

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Aleksandra

Wonderful and wise poem Joel. I love the using the references in your poetry - it sounds different and works on the quality of the poem.

 

I do like the title also. It gives that multiple associations, so it works your idea my friend.

 

Thank you for sharing.

 

Aleksandra

The poet is a liar who always speaks the truth - Jean Cocteau

History of Macedonia

 

 

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