Marriage can sometimes be like walking into the fire of passion from which there is no return. Whether the union is good and lifelong or one you were mistaken to enter and later come to bitterly regret, the result is, one way or another, that you have burned your bridges. Even if you escape the flames of a bad marriage, you will always remain scarred by the experience; but if your marital relationship is as good as you ever hoped it could be, then continue to enjoy the warmth of the eternal flame that burns brightly in your heart for your sweetheart and soul mate.
I was recently asked to repeat a post about a marriage poem I penned a year ago. which I now include below:
‘Quick to wed and slow to repent’ By William Forde
(Copyright: William Forde: February 25th, 2017)
'Be still my roaming heart,
stay put and pant no more.
Take gentle breaths and fall in love with life again,
build castles on the shore.
For man was meant to love and woman too,
and sun was made to shine and rain to fall,
and while love-drops soak and stain beneath the sheets
in small attempt to make bittersweet, the sad sense of it all.
All women were designed to wear the dress of wedding white.
All men’s design was ever made to take it off before the night.
Where vows were made and broken with same breath,
and where apologies remain unspoken until death,
that is where I’ll be, in the midst of uncertain constancy.
Be strong, oh wavering thoughts of sensual rhyme,
take tender hold and make her thine for all of time.
For she is there if thou but dare to move in passion wild,
unloose the reins of pleasured urgency and make love, make haste,
make marriage, then make child.'
William Forde: February 25th, 2018.