Fifteen years she waited, betrothed, for this day.

The aunts started before daybreak, using the special spices, saved all this time; bought with money squirreled away, when it could be.

They painted her hands, a most sacred women’s ritual.

She sat there patiently. The sun set, the moon rose.

He never came.
Oh, the shame!

The picture is not mine, I found it ages ago on the net somewhere.

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33 Comments Add yours

  1. slpmartin says:

    What a sad story to read just before bed…whatever happened to happy endings. πŸ˜‰

    1. theonlycin says:

      Sorry Charles πŸ˜‰
      Sleep tight!

  2. G-Man says:

    What a Bummer!
    So now she should be happy, she is free to choose with her heart!
    Excellent 55 My Friend.
    Thanks for playing, and have a Kick Ass Week-End…G

    1. theonlycin says:

      I hope she meets her prince, thanks Galen πŸ™‚

  3. buttercup600 says:

    So sad…but on the other hand…maybe a blessing??? πŸ™‚ Wonderful 55 Cindy. oxo

    1. theonlycin says:

      Yep, maybe the lass was lucky πŸ™‚

  4. Adeeyoyo says:

    Lovely 55… don’t know how you do it… excellent! And so sad for her…

    1. theonlycin says:

      Merci adee πŸ™‚

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thanks Sidey πŸ™‚

  5. Kavita says:

    Good (sad) story, Cindy!! And lovely picture! Poor girl though 😦

    Now I wanna post my hennaed palms picture too – taken on the day of my wedding… I will.. in some post hopefully! πŸ™‚

    1. theonlycin says:

      Oh please do, I want to see πŸ™‚

      1. buttercup600 says:

        Please please Kavita…me too:)

      2. theonlycin says:

        We’ll have to pester her until she posts buttercup πŸ™‚

      3. Kavita says:

        GOOD GOD!!! You two… Okie, I’m already hunting for those pix πŸ™‚

      4. theonlycin says:

        Kavita, what are you doing on the blogs, shouldn’t you be scanning your photo!!!!

  6. brian says:

    so sad…waiting..preparing and to no avail…stupid man…nice 55…

    1. theonlycin says:

      Maybe he had a reason, we’ll never know.

  7. john says:

    Better she suffer in haste then the long regret of a failed marriage.Thanks for dropping by to hear or read my Friday 55

    1. theonlycin says:

      You do have a point there John.

  8. Jamie Dedes says:

    Oh the shame! Wonder poem … love the pix.

  9. nrhatch says:

    He never came.
    Oh, the shame.

    Who should feel the shame ~ her? Or him? ; )

    1. theonlycin says:

      He should feel the shame, but I am guessing the shame would fall on her family?

  10. Eric Alder says:

    Such shame is wasted emotion.

  11. gospelwriter says:

    after 15 years of waiting, he never came? – a heartbreaker, this, but a great 55!

    1. theonlycin says:

      Thank you πŸ™‚

  12. PattiKen says:

    What a sad 55! I was once a guest, waiting expectantly for the wedding procession music that never came because the groom also never came. The bride-to-be was devastated, and her father was outraged. I wouldn’t have wanted to be that young man when her dad found him.

  13. joanny says:

    so glad you saved that photo, and love the 55er you wrote with it, even if it is sad for the lady in waiting…sigh. On the bright side the young one is free to marry who she wants and loves… and loves her.

    Nice 55er,


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