Analysis Of The Poem ' Michael & Mary ' Essay

1358 Words Oct 29th, 2014 6 Pages
1954
“Come on, Mary!” the laughing voice of a young man echoed throughout the peaceful backyard. “I’m coming!” a young woman shouted, pushing the fence gate open with her shoulder, her arms full of paintbrushes and sponges.
The young couple smiled and laughed as they painted the back of the house. Michael, the young man, turned to his young bride. He dipped his fingers in paint, reached over, and smudged some on the tip of her nose. She turned to Michael and dragged her paintbrush across his shoulder. They soon began a full-on paint war, the wall forgotten.
Present Day
On the back wall of the house, near the foundation, two pink handprints are still visible. Underneath them, the inscription “Michael & Mary” can barely be made out, beside the date 5-13-54.
1954
Mary pulled her hand away from the wall, squishing the baby pink paint between her fingers. As Michael leaned over to put his handprint on the wall as well, she pressed her hand onto the back of his overalls. He turned, one eyebrow raised, and Mary held back a giggle. Michael removed his hand from the wall and stood up, planting a playful kiss on her smile while landing his large pink handprint on the shoulder of her white t-shirt. Realizing she had been tricked, Mary began to chase her husband around the yard, flinging paint at him for the second time that day. The young couple eventually landed in a laughing, paint-splattered heap on the warm grass.
Present Day
In the corner of what once was a living room, an antique…

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