The marriage promise

This poetic narrative endeavours to capture the core sentiment of that special day when a couple promise to share together all of life’s joys and challenges.



A day of joy, great friends to meet.

A day to remember, great occasion, great feast.

But there’s more than that, more purpose, more soul.

It celebrates a commitment and that’s its real goal.

It’s lifelong.  It’s real.  It’s founded on love.

That’s the anchor.  That’s the promise.  Nothing else above.

Through sickness, through health I’ll always be there.

My life’s now yours and now ours to share.

Never just a day, but a future to live.

Never just a moment, but a lifetime to give.

For better, for worse that’s the promise we’ve made.

With God’s help and our pledge our love will pervade.


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