About the Poem
This piece was written 12/96 as a wedding gift to friends. Since then, it has been given as wedding and anniversary gifts over the years. Not so much the authors viewpoint; as it is the summation of the values one should aspire to when in love. Or perhaps just another poet's lament?
|First, marriage should be love
all encompassing, total, and free.
Love that grows stronger each day
soft murmurs of Thee, Thee, Thee.
Second, marriage should be sacrifice
giving of self, regardless of reward.
Gift gladly given, with open heart
shielded from life's harsh sword.
Third, marriage should be commitment
utter loyalty, deep to the bone.
Absolutely, no questions asked
faithfully promised, never alone.
Lastly, marriage should be forever
family bonded, yet all still free.
Lives joined with love, sacrifice, and commitment
an eternity promised with -
Thee, Thee, Thee