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A Poem written for a bride

This lovely poem was written by a groom for his bride, Lauren, on their wedding day.

 

Before these people I have sworn

By this house out on the lawn (or in the pavilion if it’s been raining)

That always from this moment on

You shall be my wife

 

In all the things that life may bring

When we weep, feel joy or dance or sing

You shall be my wife

 

In the keeping of our fish (that’s Simon, Scarlet & Timmy if you want to know)

As we’re washing every dish

You shall be my wife

 

Through sleeping nights and in days waking

In frying, grilling, boiling, baking

In house-work’s dust and warm home-making

You shall be my wife

 

In the blotting of life’s stains

While scraping dinner’s cold remains

You shall be my wife

 

In recycling paper, jars and tins

While we’re taking out the bins

You shall be my wife

 

In watching telly, while making spoons,

If we wake early or sleep ‘til noon,

You shall be my wife

 

In quiet belch or loudly farting

(one of us being more responsible for this than the other)

If we ever go go-karting

You shall be my wife

 

In the doing of the dishes

In the grant of secret wishes

You shall be my wife

 

While we’re sharing airplane food

While we’re doing something rude

You shall be my wife (but also, perhaps, the saloon girl to my cowboy)

 

In shopping, driving and in dancing

When our eyes meet, softly glancing,

You shall be my wife

 

In drinking white while I have red

From my toes up to my head

In the spoken and unsaid

You shall be my wife

 

In breathing out and breathing in,

In each moment of Earth’s spin

You shall be my wife

 

In smiling, laughing, and in weeping

My heart kept safe in your safe-keeping

Because you are now my wife

 

Whether times are good or ill

If the winds blow warm or chill

My heart keeps hold of our love still

Now you are my wife

 

As my love, companion, friend

From now onwards to the end

I am pleased to call you wife

 

And when all of our days are done,

At the dying of the Sun

When all and everything is gone

Eternally this lingers on

You have been my wife.

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