A kiss on a wedding day!
“She was a dream in my heart
But I saw her right from the start
She would move through the room like she’s floating on air
She’d be beautiful in the white dress that she’d wear
Now I can say that my dream has come true
Cause tonight… I’m looking at her… as I’m dancing with you”
– Dancing with You by Jesse Bonanno
Though it’s a few months until my sister gets married, this song stuck with me the first time I heard it. I hope, someday, to be able to sing this to my own bride… Guess I better take some voice lessons so I don’t make her ears bleed.
Alas! My dear young sister;
Your fate has been sealed!
Your vitality will disappear,
Your mind will congeal.
Your eyes sparkle, your cheeks glow;
Yet you see not the danger.
Little sister, you do not yet know;
But I think you’re getting sicker.
You’ve been infected with a terrible disease,
The heart thumps, and the knees go;
Vision will be next, and you won’t even see trees!
Not that you could before though…
You wander about, all in a daze,
Like a lost penguin in the middle of town.
People stop, you catch their gaze;
It’s hard not see you floating off the ground!
Soon you’ll be taken far away,
To a mental institution I would think;
The doctor, from what they say,
Sounds like a perfect match for thee.
Together you two will be perfectly safe,
Until you step out-of-doors;
Best wear knee pads, elbow pads, and more;
Or just live in a bubble all day.
I don’t worry at all about you dear sister,
Not in slightest, can’t you tell?
I know you’ll survive every blister;
Watch out for the floors, doors, and walls!
Be careful of your dear husband also,
I’m afraid he’s caught the disease;
It shouldn’t be a big deal, although;
But you both should get a vaccine.
Together you are so beautifully in love,
Love I can only wait patiently for.
But seeing you now, I suppose I’m in luck;
I’d be dead if I had luck to match yours.
But enough about all this terrible stuff;
I’ll let you enjoy one another.
I pray God will always provide you with enough;
And that you only visit the hospital together.
I will miss you, my little sister,
My close friend for many years.
You sarcasm, smile, and laughter;
Have brought me joy in place of tears.
I know you’ll be happy in life when you leave;
When you say goodbye, and go with that boy.
I’ll be losing a part of me, my voice for story,
I guess I’ll have to find a different voice.
This rhyme has been silly, but some of it serious;
And I hope you can see which is which.
Know that I love you (yes I’m fully conscious),
I’m your brother, so deal with it.
😉 – Love you Sis. Congratulations on the engagement.