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Wedding Vows (Haiku)

Updated on July 12, 2012
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Why Wedding Vows For A Haiku?

Throughout the course of my life, I have had the privilege to have a front row seat in watching a beautiful example of marriage and what it should look like. This example has been my mother and my father. My Mom and Dad have gone through many trials and tribulations. But, what couple doesn't? These trials have grown them closer together because they are able to learn from them. I have seen countless number of times, sacrificial love overflowing from one to the other.

Sacrificial, or unconditional, love is one of the strongest qualities a marriage should have. This love is the glue that keeps a relationship blooming well after the wedding vows have been ceremoniously stated. Wedding vows, in my opinion, are an everlasting concept in marriage. They shouldn't miraculously disappear after they have been uttered in the church on the wedding day. These powerful words should stay cemented in the couples minds forever and their actions should show it.

Why have I chosen a Haiku for wedding vows? I wanted to challenge myself to come up with a 17 syllable image to portray this powerful and beautiful concept of marriage. So, I dedicate this Haiku to my parents, because they have truly shown me how to live out the wedding vows I will one day share with my spouse.

Renew Those Vows Continually!

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Wedding Vows

Forgive and Forget

Unwavering Faithfulness

Never Ending Love

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    • josh3418 profile imageAUTHOR

      Joshua Zerbini 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Mary,

      Thanks, I am working very hard at them!

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      Mary Hyatt 

      6 years ago from Florida

      You folks who do this type of poetry have my admiration! I couldn't do it. This was beautiful, and I voted it that way!

    • josh3418 profile imageAUTHOR

      Joshua Zerbini 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      KDU,

      I am glad you enjoyed it, yes very simple but hard to live by!

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      KDuBarry03 

      6 years ago

      Simple words and simple truth. Very well done, Josh! It's all a matter of finding true love and partnership through triumphing the obstacles!

    • josh3418 profile imageAUTHOR

      Joshua Zerbini 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Aubrey,

      Thanks for that nice comment!

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      A.E. Williams 

      6 years ago from Hampton, GA

      That perfectly encompasses the ideal marriage. :)

    • josh3418 profile imageAUTHOR

      Joshua Zerbini 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Tlw,

      Thanks I Am glad you enjoyed this haiku!

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      6 years ago from West Virginia

      Up, awesome, and beautiful votes. I am glad your mom and pops have that strong bond and that you learned from it. It is inspirational that others can find that love. I enjoyed this very much.

    • josh3418 profile imageAUTHOR

      Joshua Zerbini 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      qudsiaP1,

      Thanks for the awesome comment! Take care now.

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      QudsiaP1 

      6 years ago

      Beyond words, you my friend may be the very first who understands the delicate yet beautiful relation called marriage. Bravo!

    • josh3418 profile imageAUTHOR

      Joshua Zerbini 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Mhatter,

      Yes, I agree with you, it is very difficult!

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      Martin Kloess 

      6 years ago from San Francisco

      Thank you for this. Oh that marriage were that simple.

    • josh3418 profile imageAUTHOR

      Joshua Zerbini 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Docmo,

      Thanks appreciate it buddy!

    • josh3418 profile imageAUTHOR

      Joshua Zerbini 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Julie,

      Thanks glad you loved it!

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      Mohan Kumar 

      6 years ago from UK

      Beautifully done, Josh. Your parents will be proud. Your wise beyond your age, pal.

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      Blurter of Indiscretions 

      6 years ago from Clinton CT

      Lovely...I love marriage. It's awesome! :)

    • josh3418 profile imageAUTHOR

      Joshua Zerbini 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Joseph,

      Thanks so much! I appreciate your encouraging comment! Have a great day!

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      Joseph De Cross 

      6 years ago from New York

      So Touching Haiku. Loved the intro, and your style. You are gett ing better and better...well with such a womderful parents, there is not other way.

      Lord

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      Joshua Zerbini 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Katrine,

      Thanks for that awesome comment! I really appreciate it! You should try Haiku, I would support you all the way!

      Have a good one and take care Katrine!

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      KatrineDM 

      6 years ago

      Josh, this is so truly sweet. I like your simplicity and appreciation for wonderful things in life that are so important. Marriage and family are a holy unit. Love, trust and appreciation are the main factors in achieving a happy relationship. And yes, you are right, it should not last only that one day. That's why we call them vows, it's meant to last a lifetime. I will post some of my poetry soon, though have never tried Haiku. Best wishes to you.

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      Joshua Zerbini 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Lesley,

      Thanks I appreciate it!

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      Movie Master 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Your haiku is absolutely beautiful - Loved it, voting up and shared.

      Thank you best wishes Lesley

    • josh3418 profile imageAUTHOR

      Joshua Zerbini 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Joyce,

      Thanks so much! You are too kind!

    • josh3418 profile imageAUTHOR

      Joshua Zerbini 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Kygirl89,

      Thanks for your beautiful response!

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      Joyce Haragsim 

      6 years ago from Southern Nevada

      Brilliant poem. Voted up and awesome, Joyce.

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      kygirl89 

      6 years ago from West Virginia

      Marriage was created by God and is a wonderful thing. Thank you for sharing! This haiku is so very true.

    • josh3418 profile imageAUTHOR

      Joshua Zerbini 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Shauna,

      Thanks so much, I appreciate it! :)

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      Shauna L Bowling 

      6 years ago from Central Florida

      Awesome, Josh! You put into words what your parents have shown you and what marriage should be all about!

    • josh3418 profile imageAUTHOR

      Joshua Zerbini 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Christy,

      Thanks, it came from my heart! Glad you enjoyed it!

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      Christy Birmingham 

      6 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      Beautiful. My parents have also been together a long time, almost 40 years now. You speak of the vows and commitment so well my friend.

    • josh3418 profile imageAUTHOR

      Joshua Zerbini 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Linda,

      Thanks so much! Honestly, they wouldn't know what to do, they are computer illiterate! ROFL

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      Linda Bilyeu 

      6 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Awesome commitment Hauki!! Have your parents read it? That would be cool if they posted a comment! :)

    • josh3418 profile imageAUTHOR

      Joshua Zerbini 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Vicki,

      Thanks for stopping by, appreciate it!

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      Victoria Lynn 

      6 years ago from Arkansas, USA

      That's so sweet, Josh! You're fortunate to have parents like that. I bet they love this hub!

    • josh3418 profile imageAUTHOR

      Joshua Zerbini 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Janine,

      Thanks for being such an awesome friend and encouragement to me! It means so much to me to know you have my back in the hub world! Thanks for everything, hope you vacation is going well!

    • josh3418 profile imageAUTHOR

      Joshua Zerbini 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      BOB,

      Thanks for being so supportive of my work, I really appreciate it!

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      Joshua Zerbini 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      Ritambhara,

      Thanks so much! :)

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      Janine Huldie 

      6 years ago from New York, New York

      Josh, this whole Haiku is totally true for a successful marriage. I am floored at such a young age and that you are not married yet just how truly wise beyond your years that you are. Keep up the good work my friend. Very much enjoyed, voted and shared too.

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      Civil War Bob 

      6 years ago from Glenside, Pennsylvania

      Good job, Josh...voted up, useful, beautiful, and interesting. Now, go ye and do so when the Lord provides your mate in answer to my Matthew 6:33, 34 requests for you and all Christian singles! Enjoy your day.

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      Ritambhara Om 

      6 years ago

      Really very meaningful,

    • josh3418 profile imageAUTHOR

      Joshua Zerbini 

      6 years ago from Pennsylvania

      M,

      Thanks hub friend, I appreciate it! Glad you loved it!

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      IAmForbidden 

      6 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

      Bravo! bravo J!! I love it.

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