Sunday, 20 May 2012

Weekend Wonder - tying the knot

In the words of frazzled & frumpy epic fail!!!

You would think that being involved in a very beautiful wedding of a close family member would give me no end of creative inspiration, yet I sit here and struggle to come up with anything to write. Maybe it is exhaustion befuddling my brain, or possibly the tired and achy bones (from all my 'fantastic' dance moves - yes that was sarcastic!) distracting me. Anyway, what ever it is I am stuck, how exactly do you describe the privilege of being involved in someones fairy tale wedding?

The ceremony was beautiful, my girls were gorgeous (as bridesmaids) and the bride and groom looked radiant and happy all day! So instead of trying, and failing, to put the day into words I thought I would share with you two things; firstly the poem that I was asked to recite during the ceremony and secondly the short verse I wrote for the happy couple. I hope you enjoy them both.

I will be here - Steven Curtis Chapman

If in the morning when you wake,
If the sun does not appear,
I will be here.
If in the dark we lose sight of love,
Hold my hand and have no fear,
I will be here.

I will be here,
When you feel like being quiet.
When you need to speak your mind I will listen.
Through the winning, losing and trying we'll be together,
And I will be here.
If in the morning when you wake,
If the future is unclear,
I will be here.
As sure as the seasons were made for change,
Our lifetimes were made for years,
I will be here

I will be here,
And you can cry on my shoulder,
When the mirror tells us we're older.
I will hold you, to watch you grow in beauty,
And tell you all the things you are to me.
We'll be together and I will be here.
I will be true to the promises I've made.
To you and to the one who gave you to me.
I will be here.

view original here

Wedding Day
Your wedding like a bright spring day
Love and promise the only words to say
As the year knows more than spring
Married life continues beyond the ring
Many long summers for you I wish
Savour this day and your first married kiss.

PS: I wrote recently about my first love for a project Tangled Lou is cooking up. Apparently all will be revealed on Tuesday and I for one and looking forward to seeing what she has been cooking up. Head on over and take a look.


  1. That song has really beautiful lyrics! Love the mirror part.

  2. It is the opitome of marriage I think.

  3. I like your verse..."Married life continues beyond the ring..." Nice.

    1. Thank you kindly :-) I got very frustrated with myself because I just couldn't come up with any more. It took me 4 months to pull one verse together!!!! I think it's because I knew roughly what I wanted to right and my other poems generally just come to me.


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