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Wedding Day
by Brenda Townsend Hall

Friday, October 10, 2003

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I wrote the poem after reading about the young woman suicide bomber whose brother and fiance had been killed in Israeli raids on Palestine. I don't condone suicide bombers, but I think we need to be reminded about how this vicious circle of violence is perpetuated.


 


Sing as you dress me, my sisters;


Make me beautiful for my beloved.


 


Feast on figs and almonds, my brothers;


Then fetch my beloved.


 


Be happy for me, my sisters;


Soon you will find your beloved.


 


Why are you knocking at the door, my brothers?


Why is there blood on my beloved?


 


Gather up your tears, my sisters;


And bury them with my beloved.


 


Now bring me the belt, my brothers.


I must avenge my beloved.


 


Strap it tight to my waist, my sisters;


I am going to my beloved.


 


The bus is full, my brothers. For the journey.

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Reviewed by P. Michaels 11/28/2003

This helps us to see the other side. We're incapable of judging one another. It's best to let God do that. Another good write.
Reviewed by Rodd Jokre 11/12/2003
Lovely write Brenda...

Rodd
Reviewed by Taylor Trenton (Reader) 10/10/2003
Wonderful and meaningful poetry.
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