We call close friends to participate
in soaring love enjoined this date:
Merging souls from energies so unique
entranced by riddles of binding gait.
To the world, we offer charitable
To our selves we prove support and
With God and you to witness wedded vows,
beginnings become sealed for remaining
Sealed, but not delimited. Never
bound, nor stifled.
Together for well-being; well bred abhor
Come join us for jubilation, and while
here, recall your embrace,
because marriage celebration is meant
for all to bind pride with chill.
have waited all my life to share this
the field of fair that furrows my heart.
The moment is soon upon us. A blessed
by crags of red clay bounty.
moment of our bloom is more than fate
a time of solitary twine, of vines to
twist in mate
reeling from the past torn roots. Torn
that made sure growth. The growth, new
of green on gray, as ours gains strength
but not uprooted, and our foliage was
For through the pain of sacrifice, the
bonsai comes in view.
The Hort’ist had a vision. Good toil
made dream come through.
The distortions of our past create a
beauty touched by few.
by few, but passed by plenty who did not
a stream is mired by most who tread, but
flowing, clears again.
my love, tonight I wonder
Though my worry will cause blunder.
Will we share another decade?
Or, will time call one away.
fear not the great foretold
For it is promised: streets of gold.
But, I languish in the thought
Of left or leaving, half fraught.
our end, I vow anew
Acts of kindness we will do.
And an endless untamed schedule
Will no longer be our rule.
the two enjoined as one,
A curious new life had begun.
With real fervor, bride and groom
Mature to tapestry by life’s loom.
short time most wile away,
We will bless, again, each day.
Never wasting precious moment,
Pray this union from all torment.
in hand we’ll still discover
Hopping toads and birds in cover.
Sweetest pleasures of each morn
Are waking smiles our years have worn.
remember childlike laughter.
As I fall asleep, and after,
With the toil of day behind,
I rest assured; you fill my mind.