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Saddest Day of My Life

March 26, 2011
By Jesusisalive BRONZE, Neosho, Missouri
Jesusisalive BRONZE, Neosho, Missouri
3 articles 0 photos 14 comments

It is my wedding day today. It is supposed to be the happiest day of my life. It is not. Why? Because I am being forced into this state of matrimony.

I was orphaned at the age of 10. My uncle became my legal guardian. He didn't want to become my guardian, but he was my only living relative. And so, the task of raising me fell to him. I was always a burden to him. He had to pay for my schooling, wardrobe, and nannies. He was losing so much money on me. As soon as I became the legal marrying age, which is sixteen, he began to look for suitors. I rejected every single one of them. I didn't want to get married. I was to young and still had a life to live. Finally, he became frustrated and chose a man for me.

I did everything I could think of to make this suitor reject me. I acted disinterested in him, had temper tantrums if I didn't get way, and sometimes I simply ignored him and acted like he didn't even exist. For some reason, nothing I did would deter him. Later, I found out my uncle had offered him a large amount of money to marry me. My uncle was desperate to get rid of me.

So, now I stand in a wedding dress in front of an alter. My uncle is grinning like a Cheshire cat. I have no one here for moral support. I am completely alone. This is to be my fate. I will live a life of complete unhappiness and misery from now on. This is the saddest day of my life.

The author's comments:
I would love to have feedback on this piece. Thanks :)

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on Dec. 6 2011 at 11:08 am
LifeIsPoetry PLATINUM, Kapowsin, Washington
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Favorite Quote:
"Every time you smile at someone, it is an action of love, a gift to that person, a beautiful thing."
– Mother Teresa

Backstory for sure! But the emotions are outstanding in this piece. We always think of weddings as happy occassions, so this alternate perspective is facinating. Maybe you can review some of my work? It's all poetry, but I would love feedback.

on Jul. 28 2011 at 6:14 pm
Jesusisalive BRONZE, Neosho, Missouri
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Thank you :)

Kailey4 BRONZE said...
on Jul. 27 2011 at 3:17 pm
Kailey4 BRONZE, Simpsonville, South Carolina
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Favorite Quote:
"Né io pitorre" - Michelangelo

That is sad!! I'd like to hear more of what happens, like afterwords. And just like Tigerz101 said, you should add like a backstory, too. It would make it 100x better!!:)


on Mar. 30 2011 at 5:28 pm
Jesusisalive BRONZE, Neosho, Missouri
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thanks for the advice

on Mar. 30 2011 at 10:52 am
Valhalla-is-calling GOLD, Waterboro, Maine
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Favorite Quote:
"No parent should have to bury their own child." -Theodin

I think you should add more detail to this story. Like try and mention the "husband's" nmae and maybe what happened to her parents and how they dies.