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Wedding Poem – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

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Kit McCallum
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0 posted 05-01-2000 07:16 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Kit McCallum

After sending a note to Nancy Ness, and receiving such a lovely response, she encouraged me to post something to get me started (a little shy).  

I just registered as a member in the forums, but have been a "resident poet" since March 13/1999, and a frequent visitor to Ron's site.  Unfortunately, due to "very little time" I've never been able to get into the forums previously and interact, but I'm hoping to spend some time here in the upcoming months. I've seen you all grow and watched from a distance for a long time, though am shy to admit, merely been an admirer more than an active participant.  I've enjoyed MANY of your poems.

Poetry has been my only "sanity saving device" for years.  You all look like you have a lot of fun here ... hopefully I can join in and read and share some more soon. I look forward to chatting with you!

This is my first poem post to the forum ... I was asked to write and read a poem at my brother-in-laws upcoming wedding and am a little nervous ... comments will be appreciated!

*****************
Wedding Poem – Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

  Cherished are the memories that
      Brought us to this day,
  For yesterday, was just a “dream” …
      A “wish” to contemplate.

   A fantasy where in my mind,
      A fleeting glimpse I’d see …
  A vision of the true desires
      I longed for endlessly.

  And when I dreamed, I did not know
      The love I’d feel today;
  The height of my true feelings,
     And the depths they would portray.

  And if I had one wish today,
      A simple wish t’would be …
  Is that the love we feel this moment,
      Lasts eternally.

  Reality has merged now
      As you stand here by my side;
  And as I join your hand in mine,
      My heart does fill with pride.

  For as I pledge my love to you,
     I see in many ways,
  Reflections of my love for you
     Are mirrored in your gaze.

  And by our presence here today,
      And for the love we share,
  I thank you for our yesterdays
      That brought us to be here.

  But more than this, I vow to you,
      My wishes yet to come …
  Tomorrow’s dreams and fantasies,
      This day that we are one.

  Tomorrow’s an adventure
      That we’ll share together now;
  Our future’s intertwined forever,
      Through this holy vow.

  I promise to remember
     In the future years and days,
  The love I feel for you this moment …
     … Dreams fulfilled today.

  For in the coming years as we
      Move on, and reminisce,
  Back to the day I stood with you
      And promised with a kiss …
    
  That blessed are the days that  
     I have looked into your eyes,
  And felt the warmth and love reflect,
      The essence of our lives.

  *****  

  “Yesterday” we dreamed of what might be;
     “Today” we validate our love;
        And “tomorrow” we will cherish the life we have shared as one.

/Kit McCallum
© Copyright 2000 Kit McCallum - All Rights Reserved
Marge Tindal
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1 posted 05-01-2000 07:22 AM       View Profile for Marge Tindal   Email Marge Tindal   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Marge Tindal's Home Page   View IP for Marge Tindal

Kit~
Well, your pen is certainly not shy.
This is a lovely render to present at the upcoming wedding.

Welcome to the posting family and
we hope to see more from you.
~*Marge*~


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tracie66
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2 posted 05-01-2000 07:34 AM       View Profile for tracie66   Email tracie66   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit tracie66's Home Page   View IP for tracie66

Sweet Kit~
If this is a sign of things to come you are going to be awesome. This poem is so beautiful and a lovely reflection of what is meant on that day, I'm sure all that listen to this on that special day will think those words beautiful  
Tracie~


 Love is the life of the soul...
It is the harmony of the universe


Michael
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3 posted 05-01-2000 07:38 AM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

Kit, mayy I say welcome to the Passions Forums.  I do hope you will grace us further with your poetry.  This is beautiful.


Michael
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4 posted 05-01-2000 07:41 AM       View Profile for Nan   Email Nan   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Nan's Home Page   View IP for Nan

This is absolutely WONDERFUL, Kit...



It's just great to see you here - and for all of the great poets posting with Passions to know that their work is being appreciated by folks who might not be visible to them.

I absolutely LOVE the poem - it's superb... as a matter of fact - check your email for a very special greeting...  



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5 posted 05-01-2000 10:11 AM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Kit, this is absolutely beautiful! I'm sure the couple and the guests will enjoy it immensely! Both my daughters got married this previous year. I also wrote them each a poem, but was not able to read them at the ceremonies (each guest received a copy though, rolled up with a ribbon around it), I wish now that I had found the courage to do so, but I have never been a 'public' speaker. I admire that you plan to recite this at the wedding. Welcome to the Forums, Kit! So glad that you have finally decided to actively participate!

Denise

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Kit McCallum
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6 posted 05-02-2000 06:32 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Marge, Tracie, Michael, Nancy and Denise ...

Thank you so much for starting off my first posting with such lovely comments everyone, and for starting my day with a smile  )

I really appreciate it, and wanted to send a special thank you ... I fear this might become addictive!  What wonderful feedback on the Wedding Poem.  Sure makes you want to keep writing when you know people out there are so encouraging. There's so many talented people to read and comment on in these forums!

Thanks again for welcoming me in, and thanks for the special message Nancy!

With much appreciation,
/Kit
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7 posted 05-02-2000 06:44 AM       View Profile for Sunshine   Email Sunshine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Sunshine's Home Page   View IP for Sunshine

Hello Kit, and welcome to Passions.  I have a friend who might be tying the knot - and I would very much like to share this with her if that event takes place.  You will, of course, receive all the credit! Wonderful piece here, and please, post more at Passions, for you fit right in.  Welcome!

 Sunshine
Look, then, into thine heart, and write ~~~ Henry Wadsworth Longfellow

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8 posted 05-02-2000 08:10 AM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Welcome to this side of the family tree!! We've got nuts, bananas, fruit and sometimes a flowering bud! LOL  

I loved your poem, it's absolutely lovely! I look forward to reading more from you here as well as the main site.  
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9 posted 05-03-2000 06:10 AM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

Sunshine~

Thanks so much, and please feel free to pass the poem along to your friend ... the more the merrier!

Poet DeVine~

I'm glad there's no "lemons"! LOL  Thanks for the warm welcome and I look forward to reading more of yours and everyone's work!

With Much appreciation,
Kit
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10 posted 05-03-2000 10:00 AM       View Profile for ESP   Email ESP   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ESP

This is lovely!! I hope you plan on staying here a whole long time cos I want to read anything you have written! Share with us, we want you here! Welcome to Passions Forum Family!

Love and hugs,
Lizzie


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You wrote a very beautiful poem. I am glad that love is so good & true to you!
Kit McCallum
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~Lizzie

Thank you for the warm welcome to Passions and kind words ... this is a lovely site and a very nice group of encouraging people.  What a positive place to spend some time!

~Daft

Yes ... love has been kind to me ... I've been married for 16 years to a wonderful man, and he's my true source for inspiration ...

Much appreciation,
/Kit
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13 posted 05-04-2000 09:55 AM       View Profile for msstt   Email msstt   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for msstt

I really enjoyed this.And something that I am looking forward too.Tricia
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Kit,
     I love this.  I am glad you came out of hiding, dear!  


 ~you reached inside, you touched my heart,
and I am all the better for it~
Terry A. Woodson, Jr.
Sudhir Iyer
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15 posted 05-05-2000 03:45 AM       View Profile for Sudhir Iyer   Email Sudhir Iyer   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Sudhir Iyer

Hey Kit,

You visited this place as a tourist visited places,
You read our poems like the visitor sees sights,
Now that you've decided to be one amongst the attractions,
Now, may we have the pleasure to be the tourists!!!


Keep writing, and WELCOME...

By the way, great first post!!! thoroughly enjoyed it.

regards,
sudhir.

 In any moment of decision,
The best thing you can do is the right thing,
The next-best thing is the wrong thing,
And the worst thing you can do is nothing.
- Theodore Roosevelt
Kit McCallum
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~Tricia
Glad you enjoyed the poem ... and best wishes for that happy day in the future for you too.

~Terry
I'm glad I came out of hiding ... bet you all didn't know you had secret admirers all this time!

~Sudhir
Thank you for the welcoming poem!  When I get a bit more time, I'll try to post another.

I can see this will be quite addictive! Best wishes, and thanks to all,
/Kit

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17 posted 05-05-2001 07:41 PM       View Profile for Allan Riverwood   Email Allan Riverwood   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Allan Riverwood

I must say that I enjoyed this a lot, it was so very sweet and well written.  You did an incredible job of making it all come together with perfect meter and flow, and a simple rhyme scheme in contrast.  
Very impressive work here, Kit.  You are destined to be something great, as everyone has already mentioned.
Welcome to Passions in Poetry.  I look forward to seeing you read, reply and share with the rest of us here in this family!
~Allan

Build a man a fire, and he's warm for a day.  Set a man on fire, and he'll be warm for the rest of his life.  
~Unknown

Kit McCallum
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18 posted 05-05-2001 08:03 PM       View Profile for Kit McCallum   Email Kit McCallum   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Kit McCallum

~Hello Allan!  Well my goodness, here I am saying thank you to a "welcome" one year later. That in itself is simply a wonderful thing. Thanks so much my Deputy Moderator friend, for all these lovely comments, they are very much appreciated!  

Best wishes,
/Kit
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