A Wedding Poem

Instead of Sunday's Thought this week, I thought you might like the poem I wrote for my daughter's wedding on Friday the 13th. It was lovely, and we are all very happy and very tired. (In a good way.) I'll tell you all about it next week, but for now, you'll have to settle for a picture of the cake before the big event, and my first attempt at light verse, inspired by the song Love and Happiness by Emmy Lou Harris and Mark Knopfler, Thornton Wilder’s Our Town, a traditional Celtic blessing, and Corinthians 13.

 

A Wedding Poem for Nels and Stoli

May you always have a lucky star that shines on you because of who you are.

And don’t forget the words of old St. Paul, who said that love is all,

Love is patient, 

Love is kind. 

And love means speaking your mind.

(Except when what’s in there may be too harsh to share, then hold your Rosary and say a prayer.)

 

May you always have a lucky a star that shines on you because of who you are. 

And don’t forget the words of old St. Paul, who said that love is all,

Love does not boast,

And love is never rude.

(Although it often means sleeping in the nude.)

  

In every struggle life sends you stay true.

Because people are meant to pass through this world two-by-two,

(And some happy pairs like you make three before their first anniversary.)

While you come from families of six and five, don’t feel you need a baker’s

 dozen to thrive.

Mother Nature favors quantity,

But God and grandparents prefer quality.

 

May you always have a lucky star that shines on you because of who you are. 

(And be sure the welcome coffee pot is never far.)

May you live together very long,

Spin your sorrows into happy songs,

And may you always remember the words of St. Paul, who said

Love is kind and love is patient.

(Though don’t forget that intelligent love is never complacent.)

 

Love means taking care,

Doing good,

And sharing your fortune with the neighborhood.

May your love remain as magical as ice-skating 'neath a January moon

and as constant as the tides that float your boat in June.

 

If we have just one wish to grant for you, love and happiness would be our call.

May you always have a lucky star that shines on you because of who are,

And trust the wisdom of St. Paul, who said that love is all.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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