Two poems

Valerie and I were working on wedding invitations tonight. She found the stationary that she’s been wanting at bargain prices, but we had to order them immediately. This meant that, in order to get our own wording on the cards (instead of stock phrasing), we had to write them up tonight.

We searched for poetry already written that said what we wanted to say, but found none. So I tried my own hand at writing Hallmark poetry.

The first attempt wasn’t so… appropriate:

They called it love when we held our hands together
And called us fools when we allowed not love to take its course
But greater love has none of us than charity
Which lays down its life and takes up another by its choice

It’s a bad omen to mention fornication in the wedding invitation, right?

The second attempt seemed much better, so we’re going with it:

It is He who has made us, and not we ourselves
It is He who has brought us together
His is the tie that shall bind us as one
And His mercies that guard us forever

I would like to point out that it’s been just under a year since I wrote poetry last, and now I’ve written four in as many days. When it rains…

And now it’s late. I’m going to bed.

11 thoughts on “Two poems”

  1. Hey Kyle!

    I appreciate your comments on my site…Summer is slow for blogging. Anyhoo…Your site will soon be appearing on my blogroll! Congratulations on your upcoming wedding….When’s the date? 🙂

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  2. May God grant you the grace you need
    to find the happiness you seek.
    In the spirit of your hopes, I thought
    I would offer this little effort.

    Expectant eyes
    Guide expectant hands
    To share the rings
    That bind the bands

    To give to God
    And Him alone
    Two hearts of love
    One committed home

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  3. Actually, it does happen to the best of us. I started to say, “And the worst of us”, but I can’t completely support that. Conversely, it also doesn’t happen to the best of us. I, for one, am glad to be among the “does” group rather than the “doesn’t” group.

    And I have a very good idea how lucky you should consider yourself, considering the close calls. Whoa! You have a made an exceptionally fine choice and we are all very happy that your application was accepted.

    Did I ever tell you I am proud of you? You will remember the correct answer. Look deeply at your monitor screen and remember the correct answer.

    OK. Now go do other things and have fun!

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