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Happy Anniversary Poems

Updated on February 15, 2013
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Poetry for one, two, or twenty years of marriage

Sometimes, you want a quick poem you can read aloud at an anniversary party, write down in a card, or post on a post-it in the bathroom. You want something a bit more personal than a hallmark card, but not so artsy that you cannot pull it off as your own! As the author of these poems, I am happy for people to use these writings if it'll help you in your scramble to make your anniversary more memorable.

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Happy anniversary!

For your first anniversary...

We made it! we made it!
Jump for joy!
365 days enjoyed

The first year of marriage a secret joke
"All sex and fun!" The movies provoke

We know better now that isn't the truth
Year one is not for horny youth

But it has been a precious year
Of learning and loving the new frontier

Cheers to us on this day, a milestone of sorts
Nothing but A's on our yearly report!

When your marriage is on the rocks...

The day I said “I do”
I could not see the view

The future held only bright days
In my love struck dazy haze

But as the years have gone right on
Harder times have come and gone

I realize now the vow I spoke
Means more in the wake of what is broke

We have not always kept the faith
But today my vow to you is safe

For this anniversary I say with zeal
You are mine, I am yours, and we will heal

I am committed to you with great resolve
To see our never-ending love evolve

For a golden anniversary...

Time flies when you are having fun
Every year it seems gets outdone
By the one before, with all its glow
Love swishes and threatens to overflow
My heart can't hold the depth of my love
For you my friend, my partner, my dove
A symbol of peace and fresh purity
Getting better with age and maturity

I treasure each moment that we have remaining
In hopes that someday soon we'll be attaining
That reward of a marriage that's lasted for decades
A pillar of memories that never fades
Through the darkest of storms
The hardships and mourns
We have stood through it all
and now bear the fruit of the call
To love each other no matter what may
You plus me, a marriage ballet

-Julie DeNeen

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      Sajib 4 years ago from Bangladesh

      Nice anniversary poem. Looking froward to more poem and article from you. Thanks a lot for sharing this with us.

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      Blurter of Indiscretions 5 years ago from Clinton CT

      @weestro- AWESOME! Congrats!

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      Pete Fanning 5 years ago from Virginia

      Enjoyed your poetry Julie, especially the one year anniversary, which I am celebrating today! Voted up!

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      myownlife 5 years ago from london

      A true life poetry, really interesting one.

      great job

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      Blurter of Indiscretions 5 years ago from Clinton CT

      @billybuc- the type A in me had to rhyme...LOL

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      Blurter of Indiscretions 5 years ago from Clinton CT

      @josh- you are so sweet...as usual...

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      Blurter of Indiscretions 5 years ago from Clinton CT

      @janine- thank you so much for stopping by and leaving me some encouragement...

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      Blurter of Indiscretions 5 years ago from Clinton CT

      :) xoxo @carly

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      Blurter of Indiscretions 5 years ago from Clinton CT

      @kdubarry03- Wow- that is so nice of you. Thank you !

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      Blurter of Indiscretions 5 years ago from Clinton CT

      @christy- thanks so much!

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      Blurter of Indiscretions 5 years ago from Clinton CT

      @jackie- thank you!

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      Blurter of Indiscretions 5 years ago from Clinton CT

      @akune- thank you!

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      Blurter of Indiscretions 5 years ago from Clinton CT

      @lord- thank you, it means a lot coming from you.

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      Blurter of Indiscretions 5 years ago from Clinton CT

      @melchi- thank you so much for the encouragement. I really appreciate it.

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      Melanie Chisnall 5 years ago from Cape Town, South Africa

      Julie, I can't put into words how moved I was reading your poems. You have a true talent for this and I really look forward to reading more of your work. Lovely work! :)

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      Joseph De Cross 5 years ago

      I agree with Billy,

      Your poetry speaks by itself. We did have fun reading them and found a wonderful woman, who is a friend of ours. Great read and lost of emotions shared between the lines.

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      akune 5 years ago from Surrey, England, United Kingdom

      Good one, Julie. You are filling a need. Well done. Beautiful.

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      July 27,1973... April 27, 1966...

      congratulations, may all your dreams come true

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      Jackie Lynnley 5 years ago from The Beautiful South

      I think you are on a roll. Very good!

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      Christy Birmingham 5 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Nice poetry for anniversaries. Neat idea Julie!

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      KDuBarry03 5 years ago

      You are such an amazing poet! Never doubt yourself; you did great Here :)

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      CarlySullens 5 years ago from St. Louis, Missouri

      Jules, Happy Anniversary! I especially liked the middle one, when your marriage is on the rocks. There was a lot of honesty, sentiment and hope in that one.

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      Janine Huldie 5 years ago from New York, New York

      These are absolutely beautiful Julie and seriously agree that you do not suck at writing poetry. These really do show what a lovely poet indeed you are. I am glad I was able to take a minute to read this one, share and vote up too!

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      Joshua Zerbini 5 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Julie,

      You do not suck at writing poetry.

      "We have stood through it all

      and now bear the fruit of the call

      To love each other no matter what may

      You plus me, a marriage ballet"

      Brilliant choice of words and fantastic imagery! You should be proud Julie. And CONGRATS on your ten year anniversary! :)

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      Bill Holland 5 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Despite your claims on Facebook that you suck as a poet, I found these to be very lovely. You have excellent cadence to your poetry and you speak truths that will be recognized by anyone who has been married. Well done Julie!