Updated: May 2, 2021
Writer: Shreya Venkatachalam, 14
Everyone is decked out,
Heels and tuxedos blazing
Laughter and drinks exchanging,
Friends and lovers partying,
Students and teachers alike let loose and free.
Songs are coming and going.
Food is being gorged.
Time seems to come to a standstill,
Music seems to slow down,
And the light seems to highlight
One clad in gold satin that contrasts the
Mahogany of her skin
Pale skin and green eyes
Brought out by her cascading red gown.
Both stand there in the spotlight
Fate has voluntarily given them,
And gaze into each other’s eyes
As if the entire room sees this at once,
An echo of gasps rings through the now
Shocked whispers run through the crowd,
Yet the two women stand strong and brave,
And they intertwine their fingers with a
The two women twirl and dance
To the song of their souls and
Announce to the world in a silent whisper that
They love someone who society deems
They love each other.
And they give the rules no care.
Noticing the couple's carefree love,
Toothy grins and whistles ring through the now
Wishes of congrats run through the crowd,
And the two women smile in content
At the shocking, yet
Acceptance for their love from