The Book is better than the movie


By Dana Janine Diamond


In the movie, 27 Dresses,

the lead character

is forever

a bridesmaid,

never more                                   imgres

she keeps all

her tulles, taffetas, silks,

squished in a closet

that refuses

to close,

such ugly dresses

so that she’ll never

seem more

beautiful than the bride,

her role

will always be

to stand aside,

smiling on

as the ceremony


billows like sails


against the horizon,

until the last scene…


We sail out to sea, we sail out to sea,

through storms and clarity

we believed you

when you told us

who to be.


We turned away

hush, hush, quiet voice,

we swam further out                         1148010_10151864133256228_1048441409_n

away from the land

to the silence

we were lost,

looking for peace

sweet voice insistent,


for peace.

Can you hear her?

Can you still hear her?


Those who wish

to be blinded

will enshroud

themselves in the darkness,

of the deepest black harbor,

and those who wish to seek,

will lift the veil.



We are here, we are here,

come gaze upon our beauty,

we are here, we are here,

let us take our souls out to sea,

cup a palm to our ear,

hold a seashell close and dear,

and on the wind they will travel

their voices, they will travel

one hundred and twenty strong.


We are all in this boat together,

stay afloat, stay afloat,

never fear,

for married we are to be,

we are all brides before our God,

we are all whispering words of love,

out to sea, out to sea,

souls’ never-ending story.


As we sing

our notes

float to form

a crown,

our notes

form the sweetest song

round and round,

we go

to the Wall,

we go

to the Wall,

for You.


In the Book

of Life,

the heroine

doesn’t stand off

to the side,


She soars


the sweet, salt air,

as joyous waters

rise up

to wish her well,

over every wall,

she travels

to place

a crown




COPYRIGHT 2013 Dana Janine Diamond ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. See Copyright Notice pertaining to

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