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After The Joy



After The Joy
By kennethcook on 01/28/2012
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It's her duty to sweep up all the rice after the wedding party has departed .
The small white kernels are easily gathered into a pile on the slick mahogany floor of the chapel.

As the stained-glass windows cast patterns of colored light upon the off-white walls, she diligently pushes her broom between all the hard, stiff-backed, puritanical seats, attempting to not miss a single rice kernel.

The small, but quaint old wedding chapel still seems to vibrate from the joyous music, congratulatory voices, and the heartfelt vows, as she picks up the last few kernels of rice hiding in all the little nooks and crannies.

The smiling happy faces are gone, and she is alone in her task. She attempts a smile for the sake of the happy newlyweds, but only manages a sigh, as a tiny, solitary tear gathers in the corner of her eye. She will never know the experience of their love; she will never know their joy, for her job is to sweep the floor of what''s left behind.

-- Kenneth N Cook


By kennethcook On 1/28/2012 3:07:15 PM

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