She refused to believe that he
Was not coming, that true love had
Deserted her, leaving her a virgin,
Still innocent and pure when by this
Point of evening she should be so
A bride whose white
Dress ages to yellow, whose ebony
Hair fades to grey and her hopeful
Smile to a pianful grimace.
Left alone forever, barbed wire
Slowly slipping into her heart,
Wrapping itself securely. She soon
Feels the pain of sorrow, the
Emptiness of loss, the cry in her
Heart and all the anguish that
Arrives when it is broken.
Brave woman, clinging to the only
Thing left that was stable in her
Life. Falling asleep away from the
Devils of the cold lonely night.