Tuxedo and Veil
Dressed to kill in a tuxedo and a veil
I do joins a man and woman in a todo.
Smile you two lets see how you will undo
this knot when greed lifts its veil.
Fast forward three years later
garbage, kids, and sex make you a traitor.
Dig deep to reach deep pockets, get your lawyer.
Prepare to smile and excel as a liar.
Who’d ever think a kiss can make you wail
keep you a slave till you kick the pail?
Every kid is a hammer hitting a nail
in your prenups’ paper trail.
Yeah, go ahead girl hide beneath your veil.
Rock that tuxedo boy read your eulogy with I do.
Later you will empty your pockets trying to undo
this marriage until it plucks you like a quail.
This poem was inspired by Dave Chappelle’s answer to a question about marriage from an old friend (who was gay):
"Don’t do it. You shouldn't do it, it's not that you're gay, but legal marriage is a fucking diabolical leverage game in the United States... The void of all religious significance or the idea of love- marriage is nothing but an awful contract you shouldn't sign... You start out loving one another and in two years you start building a case against each other for a hypothetical court date that may or may not ever happen..." ~ Dave Chappelle