Visual Prompt-1977

A wedding photo?  I think not.

It’s just part of a plot.  

The older woman not to blame

She’s happy to take his name.

He on the other hand is crafty and young

But on this day his hopes are hung

On marrying, then leave the old lady

A scoundrel is he?  Well maybe.

You see his family’s fortune was taken

By the first husband of this maiden.

I admit it was hardly her fault

But try to stop him? She did not.

All she knew was he had money to spend

Where it came from she didn’t intend

To question, just enjoy.

Now she was loved by a different boy

Young and handsome, oh what joy!

After the wedding  vows were spoken

He knew his wife’s heart would be broken

But all he wanted was revenge

And all her money he would scavenge

A  broken heart did not concern him

Even though her future’s dim

Not his problem when he absconds

With the money, stocks, and bonds.