Cheesy Valentine Poems

Posted by on Feb 9, 2012 in Uncategorized | 0 comments

Cheesy Valentine Poems

Cheesy Valentine Poems

Dear Engaged Couple, Valentine’s Day will soon be here!.  Yours truly is knee high in wedding service preparations.  Lots of people tie the knot on Valentine’s Day.  Just to get the creative juices flowing this week, I googled Valentine poems, and found an array of , cheesy, worn out or just plain bad poetry which honestly, I would never have the nerve to read at a wedding.  Heading the list was “Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet and so are you!”  Another, which is ok, actually, but definitely too saccharine for my taste buds.  It goes:   “I wrote your name in the sky, and the wind blew it away; I wrote your name in the sand, and the waves washed it away; I wrote you name in my heart and forever it will stay.” 

I did find a few poems, however, that I pass on to you, for your reading pleasure. Maybe you will want to share these with your beloved on February 14th.    One is entitled Destiny by Edwin Arnold:   

Somewhere there waits in this world of ours
For one lone soul another lonely soul,
Each choosing each through all the weary hours
And meeting strangely at one sudden goal.
Then blend they, like green leaves with golden flowers,
Into one beautiful and perfect whole;
And life’s long night is ended, and the way
Lies open onward to eternal day.

And this one, although I am not sure it is really a poem, but just very good prose,  I intend to use in wedding ceremonies at which I officiate in the months and years ahead.  It is by Wilferd Arlan Peterson and is entitled “The Art of a Good Marriage.”  Enjoy.   

The little things are the big things.
It is never being too old to hold hands.
It is remembering to say “I love you” at least once a day.It is never going to sleep angry.
It is never taking the other for granted;the courtship should not end with the honeymoon,it should continue through all the years.
It is having a mutual sense of values and common objectives.
It is standing together facing the world.
It is forming a circle of love that gathers in the whole family.
It is doing things for each other, not in the attitude of duty or sacrifice, but in the spirit of joy.
It is speaking words of appreciation and demonstrating gratitude in thoughtful ways.
It is not expecting the husband to wear a halo or the wife to have wings of an angel.
It is not looking for perfection in each other.
It is cultivating flexibility, patience, understanding and a sense of humor.
It is having the capacity to forgive and forget.
It is giving each other an atmosphere in which each can grow.
It is finding room for the things of the spirit.
It is a common search for the good and the beautiful.It is establishing a relationship in which the independence is equal, dependence is mutual and the obligation is reciprocal.
It is not only marrying the right partner,it is being the right partner.”

 Happy Valentine’s Day!

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