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FAMILY VIOLENCE IS NOT ONE OF THEM.

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Bride to Be

The Invitations
The Cake
Honey Moon Plan
Did You Hear About This Wedding?
No?
But Now
You Can!
Today We're
All Invited
To Hold Each
Other's Hand
Look Carefully
For Signs
Of Violence
Report Them
If You Can
Did You Hear About This Wedding?
Never Happened
Because Of A Violent Man
Gun In Hand
Gladys Walks
The Aisle
In The Spirit
Of The Light
Her Bride's March
Is Now Seen
Throughout The Land
Bouquets and Flowers
Bloom In Every
Woman and Man
Did You Hear About This Wedding?
Now You Have

In Memory Of Gladys Ricart
Shot To Death in Front Of All Her Bridesmaids
In 1999 By Her Ex-boyfriend
In A Rage Of Jealousy
Because He Could Not Accept Her Marrying
Another Man
Help Stop Domestic Violence
Keep Love Safe

© Diana L. Joe for Alianza, 2010
In Remembrance of Gladys Ricart

This poem was inspired by the Brides March Against Domestic Violence which was created to remember Gladys Ricart, a young woman who was killed by an abusive ex-boyfriend on the day she was to wed someone else.