The Groom has Second Thoughts


The Groom has Second Thoughts

You say he is articulate whereas I say he’s wordy.
You think he’s intellectual, whereas I fear he’s nerdy.
Is dusk the genesis of dark or is the day just over?
I think it’s time to mow the lawn while you’re rolling in clover.
An optimist and pessimist should doubtless not be marrying.
What you see as casual I simply see as tarrying.
Time after time, we face each other o’er this widening schism.
For what to you seems happily real to me seems euphemism.



Here are the links: dusk

11 thoughts on “The Groom has Second Thoughts

    1. lifelessons Post author

      Ha.. it was the Spring Festival at his school. All the little girls wanted to be princesses, but only Oscar raised his hand to be king. He doesn’t look so pleased, but actually he volunteered.


  1. Anonymous

    That’s great, and the last line is such a brilliant payoff and worthy of a quote in that book you made us look quotes up in the library at Central during those question scavenger hunts! 🙂
    I think it was Bartlett’s (?)


    1. lifelessons Post author

      Now you have pricked my curiosity. Who is this? Yes. Bartlett’s Familiar Quotations, but I think you have to be dead and much more famous than I am to win a place there…Thanks for the compliment, however. Now, will you reveal your identity?



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