ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

A Poem for Marriage

Updated on June 27, 2018

Together

Marriage Attitudes

Marriage!

Sometimes, in marriage, adjustments in attitudes, expectations and practices are needed. If there are none, a marriage may not survive. In married life, periods of ebb and flow occur. The person one weds may not be the way the other wants, but hope is often held, that, some day one may "perfect" the other. This often leads to struggles that are common, ordinary, and possibly necessary for the marriage to grow, as each partner evolves and changes.

This poem is about the feelings experienced at the time of adjustments in marriage. Sometimes, when it feels like it is over, the marriage can be revived. A marriage that has undergone some of these changes reflects love and compromise—this is a Renewal of Love.

But...

But...
But...

Holding Love Together

But...

But...I loved you once, I loved you best, I loved you o'er the rest.
I loved you long, I loved you deep, I loved, you.

But...I thought our love was over,
I thought our love had passed.

The passion that we'd hoped for,
Seemed to fade; gone and passsed.

We'd lost the love we pledged to keep;
we forgot our vows and loving past.

But...we took the time to search our hearts;
we took the time to search our past.

We found the place where we left off,
like a page from a book set aside.

We found the spot where the other stayed.
We found the place inside we let the other hide.

But...we've taken steps to bridge the gap we'd made from our pain.
We've renewed our hope, renewed our hearts inside.

But...I love you now, I love you best, I love you o'er the rest.
I love you long, I love you deep, I love...you.


© 2012 ajwrites57

A Long

But...I Love You Now

But...I Love You Now.
But...I Love You Now.

Renewal of Love

Marriage is a hoped for paradise of love. The union of two souls is a wished for freedom from loneliness and alone-ness. Two lives intertwined in a longed for desire to be one. It becomes clear that dreams and desires are often delusions. The emotions of love cannot be sustained in the face of reality.

Individuality, personal desires and freedoms need to be sacrificed for two to become one.The one’s wants and needs are to be set aside before unity can be realized. This is the difficulty partners face on the road to unity. The differences that were once loved often become a source of irritation and even anger.

The effort to merge two lives sometimes results in pain and loneliness—the opposite of the hoped for results. The tempest that is sometimes marriage causes the hearts and minds of both partners to swim and swirl. The very things that partners desire to be free from become the reality.

Both partners struggle through the pain, doubt, regret and fear. When the two can live beyond the trials and lost emotional love—a committed, sacrificial love will emerge. The discovery of the importance of putting the relationship ahead of the desires of the individual can be the key to moving beyond these shattered dreams and hopes.

This poem emphasizes the before and after of the in between painful, hurtful, fearful time. This poem is written from the perspective of the two coming together out to the other side, as one.


© 2013 ajwrites57

A Long

Love Renewed

Love Renewed.
Love Renewed.

Your Marriage Relationship

How have you handled struggles in your marriage relationship?

See results

Marriaged Renewed

Marriage Renewed.
Marriage Renewed.

© 2012 AJ

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • ajwrites57 profile imageAUTHOR

      AJ 

      4 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Yes, Michael, that would be the perfect place and time to share this poem with a mate. Thanks for reading and commenting, friend! :o)

    • profile image

      Michael Estey 

      4 years ago

      This poem would be perfect, when two people renew their vows. Saying it together, to each other, face to face. It is beautiful.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)