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When He Said I Do

Updated on September 8, 2021

When he said "I do"

What do you think he meant?

That his feelings for you simply came and went?

That fairy tales are endless and trouble never weighed

On your heart or his, no matter what wind swayed?

You thought it meant he would covet no other for a temporary while

That others would steal him away with their beauty and wry smiles?

You engaged him in this journey only as long as it went, not thinking it was circular or caring what he meant?

You thought he could complete you, bring happiness to your gate

His smarts and politeness would be enough to keep you in a dreamy state?

You thought he could change and begin the life you dreamt?

Your silences and stillness would not rise in him contempt?

Your inherent virtues of criticism and brooding would bring happiness and content?

That somehow mixed messages would push him through the door,

that when he said "I do" he meant only until he could take no more?

"I do" means forever, no matter the storm

that there are better days ahead

that love isn't just a concept living in ones head

that perseverance is required

and tears may be shed

that nights can be dreary and sometimes tough on your head

that patience and forgiveness must reside within

that with every waking morning you get to begin again

The snuggles and nibbles and hugs you threw

continue to grow as you and he do

"I do" is the phrase he took long in the saying

His love for you is never decaying

He said it for sure, without a doubt

Because he loves you, cannot live without

He said it resolutely, with heart in hand

He meant it truly, when he put on your finger that band

He is your husband, your lover, best friend

And in the end "I do" means to the very end.

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