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the pledging of this aging groom and his hen pecking spouse



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OUR WEDDING VOWS

page turning suspense filled the vaulted sepulchral air
ushering the veiled spouse to be
while afar off trumpets did blare
(arranged by the well known matchmaker Harriet Kuritsky)
creating the ambiance analogous to a renaissance faire
yet contrasted in that this bachelor
and other men related to me
segregated with females and males at a set distance away
i.e. not physically near
dictated by mandates of the Hebrew coda
stemming from Moses biological tree
which separate quarters ample enough to spare
until the proper toll of the bell would peal
accompanied by unified yippee!
after Rabbi Boyce officiated for Matthew Scott
and Abby Robin, the crowd exalted with cheers
of L’Chiam with chutzpah oompah’s sizzling and hot.
klezmer musicians played schmaltz
which accompanied the hoopla as couples did waltz.
all the while family, friends and relatives
blessed the new groom and bride
although highly orthodox,
the men removed respective skullcap
more commonly known as the yarmulke some plain others dyed
women and children broke out
in traditional dance and song while other did clap
exemplifying Yahweh to deliver mazal tov
and shalom as spiritual guide
to the pronounced husband and wife
who pledged their troth in a snap.
toward conclusion of this typical Jewish wedding,
a full goblet of kosher red wine
got tossed in the air
this (in conjunction with crush of the emptied wine glass
sacred apex rite of passage communicated a sign
and marshaled the crowd
to begin a local Jerusalem exodus symbolic and clear.
as the newlyweds blissfully and radiantly strolled arm in arm
and exited the Synagogue, the euphoric and excited crowd
tossed handfuls of uncle Ben’s unconverted rice
grown from norwegian bachelor farmers
on nearby organic whole foods farm
a chauffeur waited to shuttle them to their honeymoon location
passersby waved and bowed e'en thy first grade school marm!


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Joined: 3/30/2012
Posts: 2
OUR WEDDING VOWS

page turning suspense filled the vaulted sepulchral air
ushering the veiled spouse to be
while afar off trumpets did blare
(arranged by the well known matchmaker Harriet Kuritsky)
creating the ambiance analogous to a renaissance faire
yet contrasted in that this bachelor
and other men related to me
segregated with females and males at a set distance away
i.e. not physically near
dictated by mandates of the Hebrew coda
stemming from Moses biological tree
which separate quarters ample enough to spare
until the proper toll of the bell would peal
accompanied by unified yippee!
after Rabbi Boyce officiated for Matthew Scott
and Abby Robin, the crowd exalted with cheers
of L’Chiam with chutzpah oompah’s sizzling and hot.
klezmer musicians played schmaltz
which accompanied the hoopla as couples did waltz.
all the while family, friends and relatives
blessed the new groom and bride
although highly orthodox,
the men removed respective skullcap
more commonly known as the yarmulke some plain others dyed
women and children broke out
in traditional dance and song while other did clap
exemplifying Yahweh to deliver mazal tov
and shalom as spiritual guide
to the pronounced husband and wife
who pledged their troth in a snap.
toward conclusion of this typical Jewish wedding,
a full goblet of kosher red wine
got tossed in the air
this (in conjunction with crush of the emptied wine glass
sacred apex rite of passage communicated a sign
and marshaled the crowd
to begin a local Jerusalem exodus symbolic and clear.
as the newlyweds blissfully and radiantly strolled arm in arm
and exited the Synagogue, the euphoric and excited crowd
tossed handfuls of uncle Ben’s unconverted rice
grown from norwegian bachelor farmers
on nearby organic whole foods farm
a chauffeur waited to shuttle them to their honeymoon location
passersby waved and bowed e'en thy first grade school marm!


Posted: Friday, March 30, 2012 7:00:59 PM
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