The heavy wooden doors stand closed.
But in a moment they will open
and a young man and groomsmen
will walk to the altar.
In the back stand the young bride and her father
awaiting the processional hymn.
Over forty years have passed,
and the sanctuary has changed little–
the young couple now in their sixties.
The husband looks over to his wife–
remembering the youthful face–
and sees a woman more beautiful than ever.