[First Post] 16920
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 Id see
A vision of the true desires
I longed for endlessly.
And when I dreamed, I did not know
The love Id feel today;
The height of my true feelings,
And the depths they would portray.
And if I had one wish today,
A simple wish twould be
Is that the love we feel this moment,
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
Tomorrows dreams and fantasies,
This day that we are one.
Tomorrows an adventure
That well share together now;
Our futures 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.