TO DAD AND MOM, WITH LOVE—AS YOU CELEBRATE YOUR 31st WEDDING ANNIVERSARY TODAY
God heard the words—’twas like a carol clearly Chanted through the echos of years early As the lips of youth were speaking holy The vow that lasts forever. “This day give I thine hand the key Of my own heart, my love to thee; Our lives are wed, will ever be Forever and forever." With every word swelled new emotion clear, And year by year the lovers grew more dear, While seeing visions of their youth appear Reflections in the river. No hands more tender, no hearts more fully true, Than man and wife whose love ran ever-new As did the rushing river running blue Forever and forever. The course was staid, the three-strand cord Grew stronger though cares pressed them hard, For both had sorrow’s mem’ry shared With courage, waning never. And passing through the sphere of life’s pace, To each spake they with heaven’s holy grace, Words that e’en time cannot erase, “Forever, love; forever.” Though tempest blew, the race went steadily For those who trod the path along the sea Of their life's trials—they whispered readily, “Forever we’re together.” And never moved by age's impending sway, Nor letting evil tongues bear them away They sang again the Master’s perfect way: “Forever and forever!” And now with words of simple faith they pray That this such truthful love will stay Each wedded two in one united way Till death, and happy-ever: "May our Creator’s wisdom now impart A portion of his love in each young heart— What God hath joined let no man part, Forever and forever."
COPYRIGHT 2022 BROOKLYN K. BIEGEL