Sometimes I write about actual events and people I know; sometimes I write fiction. The poems in this series are about actual family events.
Part IV – A Toast
Hold fast, no matter what else you may do
To what you know is right, and to each other:
And may this day bestow new lives to you,
The lives of husband, wife – (father or mother?)
Let mutual respect provide the floor
Let love be walls your true hopes to contain;
Let openness between you be a door
Let kindness be a roof to block the rain
May love be patient, as it always should
Do not compete – you are on the same team –
Do each no harm, and where you can, do good:
Together, help to reach what each can dream.
Never forget the vows you made this day.
Always recall, all power’s from Above –
And that a marriage only finds its way