Melissa Hager’s “Marriage Is A Bridge” after Pat Viles

imageArt of Poetry’s Melissa Hager reads her poem at the December 3, 2016 event at Hickory Museum of Art. Photo courtesy of Roger and Ginny Sanford. 

Melissa Hager
after “Bridge to Understanding” by Pat Viles

From the moment “I do” is said
a bridge is built connecting
two for the long haul.
There are times when one side
or the other will not wish to couple,

but it is always there, that bridge –
erected in finery, surrounded
by friends and family who heard
the vows, watched construction
span across emptiness.

Left of the bridge is not weighted
more than the right; the structure
eases consensus. The other side
possesses something needed
or a bridge would never have been built.

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4 Responses to Melissa Hager’s “Marriage Is A Bridge” after Pat Viles

  1. Les Brown says:

    Nice metaphor. I enjoyed it!

  2. Kelly DeMaegd says:

    Wonderful poem, Mel!

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