Photo of Meghan Markle and Prince Harry‘Prince Harry to Meghan Markle on Their 20th Wedding Anniversary’ by Joe Tessitore The Society May 19, 2018 Culture, Poetry 8 Comments I remember our marriage the horses, the carriage the millions we spent on your gown we threw out the book the foundations we shook as traditions came tumbling down twas a modern affair each sex treated fair how silly now as I look back for now I can see that truly one’s free accepting what fate made us lack and as we grow old in our palace of gold by the fire we now reminisce that what’s always stayed is not gay parade but values we sealed with our kiss Joe Tessitore is a retired New York City resident and poet. NOTE TO READERS: If you enjoyed this poem or other content, please consider making a donation to the Society of Classical Poets. NOTE TO POETS: The Society considers this page, where your poetry resides, to be your residence as well, where you may invite family, friends, and others to visit. Feel free to treat this page as your home and remove anyone here who disrespects you. Simply send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. Put “Remove Comment” in the subject line and list which comments you would like removed. The Society does not endorse any views expressed in individual poems or comments and reserves the right to remove any comments to maintain the decorum of this website and the integrity of the Society. Please see our Comments Policy here. CODEC News:Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to print (Opens in new window)Click to share on LinkedIn (Opens in new window)Click to share on WhatsApp (Opens in new window)Click to email this to a friend (Opens in new window)Click to share on Pinterest (Opens in new window) 8 Responses E. V. May 19, 2018 Nice sentiments. This was a pleasure to read! Reply Amy Foreman May 19, 2018 Sweet! Reply Joe Tessitore May 19, 2018 I owe the sense of this poem and half of its content to a co-writer who should have taken the lead on it, but chose to remain anonymous. We both thank you for your comments. Reply C.B. Anderson May 20, 2018 Joe, Very much on point. I hope the marriage works out. The royal family, in recent decades, has had a string of bad luck. And the United Kingdom itself is facing some hard times, as evinced in this poignant video: https://www.google.com/search?source=hp&ei=9w0BW8_uMcz0zgL_q5foCw&q=Les+brigandes%2C+what+the+fuck&oq=Les+brigandes%2C+what+the+fuck&gs_l=psy-ab.3…1992.25636.0.283126.96.36.199.0.0.0.214.2794.15j12j1.28.0..2..0…1.1.64.psy-ab..1.16.1804.0..0j35i39k1j0i131k1j0i20i264k1j0i10k1j0i19k1j0i22i30i19k1.0.qmq9j5sQbmo Reply David Paul Behrens May 19, 2018 Simple, but beautiful. In other words, simply beautiful. Reply Fr. Richard Libby May 20, 2018 Well done! Reply Joe Tessitore May 20, 2018 To C.B. (after watching your video) and to all, As I said above, the sense or sentiment of this poem isn’t mine. The sense of my poem was one of utter astonishment that this couple, now ensconced in the most traditional, exclusive, and entitled (literally by definition) of establishments, is now being held up to us as the exemplar of everything opposite. It takes my breath away on more levels than I can put my finger on. My co-writer brought me in for what I think was a necessary landing. It is important to remember that they are, after all, people, their ‘royalty’ notwithstanding. Reply Rohini Sunderam May 20, 2018 Enjoyable! Reply Leave a Reply to E. V. Cancel ReplyYour email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.