A Marriage Like Yours
We all have expectations of what a marriage should be,
Full of surprises, not tied down, but still feeling free.
No need for any emotional disguises,
Marriages come in many different sizes.
We use our eyes and ears to view,
Other people who make do.
But the marriages we love to see,
Are those who always seem to agree.
They may not think the same at all,
They hardly ever need to brawl.
The important part of them you see,
Is they agree to disagree.
They understand each others point of view,
Support and walk in one anthers shoe.
They know being different is okay,
No matter what awaits the day.
They never try to be something their not,
And changing each other is not even a thought.
Being married does not change who you are,
Its adds to your life like a shinny star.
Advice For A Marriage
Love and support is what we all need,
For a marriage to succeed.
We never want to smother the light,
Or make our marriage bleed.
We need to remember what's important,
And wisely pick our battles.
Marriage is a fragile thing,
That if pushed could break and rattle.
Be the person you would like to have,
on the other side.
You canít expect to get what you want,
If you act worse than your husband or bride.
If change is what you want to see,
You need to talk it through.
Open communication had to be,
To see each others point of view.
Eskimo Love Song
You are my husband, you are my wife
My feet shall run because of you
My feet dance because of you
My heart shall beat because of you
My eyes see because of you
My mind thinks because of you
And I shall love, because of you.
A love so strong as yours,
Should never go away.
You bind yourselves together in marriage,
promise to never stray away.
commitment will be made,
One so precious and inspired by love.
wishes and tears of joy will be shed,
And many blessings from the
man up above.
Good Morning Wishes
We make many commitments in our
Marriages are a common one.
But donít forget the choice to
set yourself free,
Retire and continue the fun!
or marriage wish may bring something great,
Depending on what you
Wish for things that are in your reach,
Nothing less and
not all rose pedals and candle light,
And our marriage is no
different from that.
But we work at it each day
And on Valentines
Day we go to combat.
We fight to keep our marriage alive,
so much to us.
Nothing is too big to make a difference and there is
nothing to little to be a fuss.
Happy Valentines Day Messages
wedding says the proverb,
makes another, soon or late.
Never yet was
In the heavenly book of fate
But what the names
were also written
Of a patient pair who wait.
Whose will be the next
For the flowers, the feast, the wine?
Or, who knows it may be mine.
On the day of your engagement
you start to imagine,
After the wedding what will our marriage look
Of course life is never easy, so working hard at it will be
But with that each day your love should spike.
such a necessity in every marriage,
And each time we celebrate our
We get to remember how wonderful
strengthen has held our marriage together.
Music and silver chimes and sunlit air,
Freighted with the scent of honeyed orange-flower;
Glad, friendly festal faces everywhere.
She, rapt from all in this unearthly hour,
With cloudlike, cast-back veil and faint-flushed cheek,
In bridal beauty moves as in a trance
Alone with him, an fears to breathe, to speak,
Lest the rare, subtle spell dissolve perchance.
But he upon that floral head looks down,
Noting the misty eyes, the grave sweet brow--
Doubts if her bliss be perfect as his own,
And dedicates anew with inward vow
His soul unto her service, to repay
Richly the sacrifice she yields this day.
Emma Lazarus (1849-1887)
under a shower
Fifty years passed,
in a world in
servitude to time.
She was young;
I kissed with my eyes
closed and opened
them on her wrinkles.
`Come,' said death,
choosing her as his
the last dance, And she,
who in life
had done everything
with a bird's grace,
opened her bill now
for the shedding
of one sigh no
heavier than a feather.
R. S. Thomas (1913-2000)
Epithalamium: A Marriage Poem
'Twas summer, when softly the breezes were blowing,
And Hudson majestic so sweetly was flowing,
The groves rang with music & accents of pleasure
And nature in rapture beat time to the measure,
When Helen and Jonas, so true and so loving,
Along the green lawn were seen arm in arm moving,
Sweet daffodils, violets and roses spontaneous
Wherever they wandered sprang up instantaneous.
The ascent the lovers at length were seen climbing
Whose summit is grac'd by the temple of Hymen:
The genius presiding no sooner perceived them
But, spreading his pinions, he flew to receive them;
With kindest of greetings pronounced them well come
While hollidays clangor rang loud to the welkin.
Major Henry Livingston, Jr.
From This Day Forward
From this day forward,
You shall not walk alone.
My heart will be your shelter,
And my arms will be your home.
To Be One With Each Other
What greater thing is there for two human souls than to feel that they
are joined together to strengthen each other in all labour, to minister
to each other in all sorrow, to share with each other in all gladness,
to be one with each other in the silent unspoken memories?
George Eliot (1819-1880)
The Art Of A Good Marriage
Happiness in marriage is not something that just happens.
A good marriage must be created. In marriage the little things are the
big things. It is never being too old to hold hands.
It is remembering to say "I love you" at least once a day.
It is never going to sleep angry. It is at no time taking the other for
granted; the courtship should not end with the honeymoon, it should
continue through the years. It is having a mutual sense of values and
common objectives. It is standing together facing the world. It is
forming a circle of love that gathers the whole family.
It is doing things for each other, not in the attitude of duty or
sacrifice, but in the spirit of joy. It is speaking words of
appreciation and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways.
It is not looking for perfection in each other. It is cultivating
flexibility, patience, understanding and a sense of humour.
It is having the capacity to forgive and forget. It is giving each other
an atmosphere in which each can grow old. It is a common search for the
good and the beautiful. It is establishing a relationship in which the
independence is equal, dependence is mutual and the obligation is
reciprocal. It is not only marrying the right partner; it is being the
Wilferd Arlan Peterson (1900-1995)
Then Almitra spoke again and said, "And what of Marriage, master?" And
he answered saying: You were born together, and together you shall be
forevermore. You shall be together when white wings of death scatter
your days. Aye, you shall be together even in the silent memory of God.
But let there be spaces in your togetherness, And let winds of the
heavens dance between you. Love one another but make not a bond of love:
Let it rather be a moving sea between the shores of your souls. Fill
each other's cup but drink not from one cup. Give one another of your
bread but eat not from the same loaf. Sing and dance together and be
joyous, but let each one of you be alone, Even as the strings of a lute
are alone though they quiver with the same music. Give your hearts, but
not into each other's keeping. For only the hand of Life can contain
your hearts. And stand together, yet not too near together: For the
pillars of the temple stand apart, And the oak tree and the cypress grow
not in each other's shadow.
Kahlil Gibran (1883-1931)
Because to the depths of me, I long to love one person,
With all my heart, my soul, my mind, my body...
Because I need a forever friend to trust with the intimacies of me,
Who won't hold them against me,
Who loves me when I'm unlikable,
Who sees the small child in me, and
Who looks for the divine potential of me...
Because I need to cuddle in the warmth of the night
With someone who thanks God for me,
With someone I feel blessed to hold...
Because marriage means opportunity
To grow in love in friendship...
Because marriage is a discipline
To be added to a list of achievements...
Because marriages do not fail, people fail
When they enter into marriage
Expecting another to make them whole...
Because, knowing this,
I promise myself to take full responsibility
For my spiritual, mental and physical wholeness
I create me, I take half of the responsibility for my marriage
Together we create our marriage...
Because of this understanding
The possibilities are limitless.
Marriage Blessing Poem
God above increase our love.
Let love and friendship reign.
I long to be made one with thee.
Time shall tell I love thee well.
Godís blessing on thee and me.
Wedding Anniversary Wishes
May your lives together be
May your marriage withstand storms,
May you always share
And may extraordinary be your norm.
Irish Blessing Quotes
Sending many blessings your
A joyous event on this day.
May the love you share never be far away,
And may you enjoy every second of today.