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Twenty nine years ago

Updated on December 20, 2012

Twenty nine years ago

(To my wife, which we are celebrating our 29th anniversay. I am giving another attempt at poetry. Cheesy as it may be, it is from my heart)



Twenty nine years ago,

As I stood before God, I pledged to Him that if you would be my wife,

That I would love you and cherish you for the rest of my life.

During all the good times and even those days that were bad

That I would love you and cherish you with everything I had.


Twenty nine years ago,

As I stood before God, I pledged to Him, if I could be your man,

From that day forward, I would have you and hold you all that I can.

Despite any sickness, poor health, misfortune or sorrow

From that day forward, I would have you and hold you beyond tomorrow.


Twenty nine years ago,

As I stood before God, I pledged to Him, until the day of our death that would we part

Til heaven we would meet again and have our new start.

I praised our Lord for honoring that pledge of mine some twenty nine years ago

Til heaven we meet Him, so very thankful for this blessing that He would bestow.














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      Chris Merritt 4 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Thanks faith reaper! Wow, I may have to change the name of this one to Thirty Years Ago.......time is flying by.

      I really appreciate your kind words.

      Chris

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      Faith Reaper 4 years ago from southern USA

      Oh, how beautiful . . . not chessy at all!

      Congratulations and thank you for sharing your heart here about the love of your life!

      God bless, Faith Reaper

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      Chris Merritt 4 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Thanks Sunshine!

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      Linda Bilyeu 4 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Happy almost 30th Anniversary! I noticed your poem was published 8 months ago. I have a tendency to plan ahead :)

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      Chris Merritt 4 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Thank you so very much Impounds!

      :)

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      Lauren 4 years ago from St. Louis

      Beautiful poem. Nice work!

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      Chris Merritt 4 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Yes, I am blessed to have MY best friend as my wife....

      Thank you so very much Mr. Archer!

      :)

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      Mr Archer 4 years ago from Missouri

      Isn't it awesome to be in love with your best friend, the person you cannot be without? Beautiful poetry here, Sir. Just beautiful.

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      Chris Merritt 4 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Thank you James.....and Blessings to you!

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      Chris Merritt 4 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Patriette,

      Sorry it took me so long to respond....you are always so sweet and encouraging....and I really appreciate it.

      Chris

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      James A Watkins 4 years ago from Chicago

      I think that your lovely poem is wonderful, my friend. Thank you for sharing it with us. God Bless You!

      James

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      Patriette 4 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      May the good Lord continue to richly bless your marriage. Happy anniversary, Chris!

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      Chris Merritt 4 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Epi, you have warmed my heart and made my day with your wonderful words.

      I sincerely wish YOU a very, very Merry Christmas!

      ~CHRIS~

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      Absolutely nothing cheesy about this Chris because I am back to revisit a classic and to say that your wife and your family have a wonderful husband and dad and I admire you so much for that. I also look up to you to because you are a true gentleman and a decent human being -thank you for your loyalty and support of my writing - it is always a honor and a thrill to hear from you - and it means a lot to me because you are a very special person and an esteemed colleague of mine.

      I am here with my first coffee, a nice bagel and some classical music - sending you warm wishes for his holiday season and that you and your family have continued health, happiness and prosperity into the new year as well - lake erie time canada 11:27am

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      Chris Merritt 4 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Epi, you just made my day!

      Those words coming from you are appreciated more than you know....

      :)

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      epigramman 4 years ago

      ....hello my good friend from lake erie time ontario canada 10:39am and sending you warm wishes and good energy - and yes this precious poetic ode to your wife is one of the most beautiful sincere heartfelt poems I have ever read here at the Hub because it comes from your pure beautiful heart and mind - love your words here

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      Chris Merritt 4 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Thank you very very much billy!

      :)

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      What a lovely tribute; so nice to see your appreciation put into words for all to see. Wishing you peace and happiness for many years to come.

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      Chris Merritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Thank you very much MsDora.....

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      Dora Isaac Weithers 5 years ago from The Caribbean

      Congratulations! I pray that you both continue to be faithful to your pledge and enjoy your life together.

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      Chris Merritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Thank you marcoujor! I really appreciate your words.

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      Maria Jordan 5 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      Such a loving tribute to your soul mate, Chris.

      Congratulations to you both. This is beautiful.

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      Chris Merritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Hi feeme!

      Hey, I never claim to be a poet, but I thank you very much for your compliments

      Nice to see you again,

      Chris

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      femmeflashpoint 5 years ago

      Chris,

      One: Please don't tell Hyph, but I still don't like poetry. (Wink)

      Two: This piece is stunning, regardless of it falling into a genre that holds little appeal for me.

      May God bless you with many, many more years together!

      femme

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      Chris Merritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Thank you very much Sue! Nice to see you.

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      Sueswan 5 years ago

      Hi Chris

      This is so beautiful. Happy 29th anniversary to you and your wife .

      God Bless

      Voted up and away!

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      Chris Merritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Thank you for those words Mhatter!

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      Martin Kloess 5 years ago from San Francisco

      beautiful piece and congratulations.

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      Chris Merritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Thank you slcockerham!

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      slcockerham 5 years ago from Tallahassee, Florida

      Great and lovely poetry for your wife. Congrats on your anniversary, may God continue to bless you both.

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      Chris Merritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Thank you very kindly Patriette!

      :)

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      Patriette 5 years ago from Las Vegas, NV

      May the good Lord continue to bless your marriage, Chris. Voting Up and Awesome!

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      Chris Merritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Thanks Susie,

      It is something I don't usually do....it just kind of hit me, and I went with it.

      :)

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      SusieQ42 5 years ago

      Very beautiful poem, CMerritt! Now if only my husband would do something like this!!! Oh well...God bless, Susieq42

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      Chris Merritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Thank you very, very very much lifegate!

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      William Kovacic 5 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      CM,

      Beautiful! Beautiful! Beautiful!

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      Chris Merritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Thanks Jack,

      Marriage has been very good to me. I appreciate you support.

      Boy do you have that right...Never a dull moment, with the 18-year old daughter!..lol

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      BLACKANDGOLDJACK 5 years ago from Blitzburgh area

      Hey Chris,

      Well thank God somebody is speaking up for marriage between a man and a woman these days.

      Kudos to you and your wife. Sounds like you got it going on.

      Oh yeah, I got me one of those 18-year old daughters too. Never a dull moment, 'eh?

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      Chris Merritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      That sounds better, WD!!

      lol,

      :)

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      Chris Merritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Thank you very much tillsontitan, your words mean muc too me.

      Chris

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      WD Curry 111 5 years ago from Space Coast

      Sorry, I got caught up in the moment. Dinner and a movie sound good, but please, bring your wife.

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      Mary Craig 5 years ago from New York

      Not cheesy, beautiful! Your love and your faith are beacons!

      How lucky your wife is and how proud she must be,

      I want to wish you both, Happy Anniversary.

      Best now and in the years to come.

      Voted up and beautiful.

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      Chris Merritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Thank you very, very much Sunshine!

      Chris

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      Chris Merritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Thanks Will, your friendship and support mean the world to me.

      Your support inspires me.

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      Chris Merritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Thank you very much teaches12345!

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      Chris Merritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Thanks Dex!

      Always a pleasure when you come by and leave a generous remark.

      Chris

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      Chris Merritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Michele,

      Thank you, thank you and thank you.

      Chris

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      Linda Bilyeu 5 years ago from Orlando, FL

      Happy Anniversary to the both of you! What a beautiful poem and show of gratitude! :)

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      Chris Merritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Wayne Brown,

      You are the one who inspires me to write these things, after I read one of yours, I WANT to do on too, but rarely find the words to make me do it.

      Thank you for your support, I really need it.

      Chris

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      Chris Merritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      fpherj48,

      I really appreciate you taking the time to read my hub and for your very nice words.

      Chris

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      WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Wow! Another great surprise from my buddy Chris! He also writes great poetry!

      Up and awesome.

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      Chris Merritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      GodTalk,

      Boy, do I appreciate those extremely kind remarks.

      Blessing to you my friend.

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      Chris Merritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      WD Curry,

      lol, well lets start with dinner and a movie first, and see how it goes...lol

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      Chris Merritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Thank you Elder, I appreciate your words.

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      Chris Merritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      RBJ,

      Thank you for your kind remark,

      Chris

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      Dianna Mendez 5 years ago

      Congratulations! What a great tribute to your marriage. May God continue to bless each of you as the years continue to pass.

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      Dexter Yarbrough 5 years ago from United States

      Chris! This is an excellent tribute to your wife and 29 years of marriage! Congratulations!

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      Michele Travis 5 years ago from U.S.A. Ohio

      This hub is so sweet! Happy anniversary. God bless you and your wife.

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      Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

      Look at you, Chris...a fine piece of poetry truly flowing from your heart and saying all the things so many of us would like to conjure up for our anniversary. I think the tail of your "writer shirt" is hangin' out my friend! LOL! WB

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      Paula 5 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Simply beautiful.....so full of love and gratitude. Congratualtions and many more wonderful years to you and your much-loved wife......Peace and blessings! Up + awesome

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      Jeff Shirley 5 years ago from Kentwood, Michigan

      Congratulations on your anniversary, and I'm thankful to God that you are an example to all of us what it means to love your wife as Christ loved the Church. Thank you for your faithfulness to your promise both to your wife and to the Lord. May God give you many more years together.

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      WD Curry 111 5 years ago from Space Coast

      Will you marry me?

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      Elderyoungman 5 years ago from Worldwide

      That's what you call keeping it fresh Merritt. Congratulations and well said my man!

      Elder

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      RBJ33 5 years ago

      I share neither your religious nor your political beliefs, but for this poem I send you a hearty "Atta Boy" - well done!