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A Wedding Poem

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Elizabeth Santos
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0 posted 06-02-2000 11:02 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth Santos   Email Elizabeth Santos   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Elizabeth Santos

My nephew, Todd, and his fiancee, Kim, asked me to write and read a poem for their wedding. He plays guitar in a band and she is the singer.
Here is their wedding poem

"God Bless Their Love"
Todd and Kimberly Scheffey
September 9, 2000

One day he met a meadow lark
And saw upon her face
A special glow and beauty
That his heart would soon embrace

He felt her spirit drawing near
To essence of his own
Her song was more melodious
Than any he had known

One day the voice of meadow lark
Poured out from morning mist
It raptured his most inner self
And filled his heart with bliss

And from that day her lovely songs
Around his soul abound
He said you came into my world
And turned my life around

For never did such succulence
Exude from lyric word
Never has a sweeter song
Been sung by beauteous bird

Never have such dulcet tunes
Danced through the willow tree
Never had a meadow lark
Sung songs for only me

He strummed his love in wondrous chords
Upon his sweet guitar
And thus his music captured
Every string within her heart

They then began to play their songs
In perfect harmony
It raptured her most inner self
With unknown ecstasy

It was a deep and perfect love
A treasure she had found
She said you came into my world
And turned my life around

For never did the Milky Way
Descend from skies above
To blanket me entirely
With canopies of love

Never had I drifted soft
In heavens sparkling sea
Nothing is more wondrous
Than the song you played for me

So taken was he by her words
To meadow lark he vowed
To challenge any weakness
That a youthful mind allowed

And so with grace and honor and
This beauty by his side
He proved his strength of character
And courage from inside

Through lovely little meadow lark
His spirit had been found
He said you came into my world
And turned my life around

The meadow lark then answered
It is I who have been blessed
With mountain springs of pure true love
To drown my loneliness

You’ve given purpose to my songs
And rhythm to my soul
You are the sun upon my face
The other half my whole

For I had not been living
Til this one true love I found
She said you came into my world
And turned my life around

And so today we witness
Sacred joining of the two
As Todd and Kim make promises
And start their lives anew

May happiness and peace and love
Forever more abound
From this day forth they take their vows
And turn their lives around

Forever will their essence drift
Upon life’s subtle breeze
Forever will their spirit dance
Through graceful willow trees

Forever will their music float
From out the morning mist
And light upon the lily’s petal
Waiting to be kissed

God bless their life, God bless their love
God grant them joy and peace
May Todd and Kim find happiness
In life’s sweet melodies

Elizabeth Santos

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1 posted 06-02-2000 11:12 AM       View Profile for LngJhnAg   Email LngJhnAg   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for LngJhnAg

Liz - you are truly a national asset - you must not be allowed to go to Argentina - they may hold you hostage.  I love this work - whatta a Lady!
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2 posted 06-02-2000 11:25 AM       View Profile for Elizabeth   Email Elizabeth   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Elizabeth's Home Page   View IP for Elizabeth

Wow, Liz! I am impressed by every word of this, as I am sure Todd and Kim will be. Give them my blessings!


 And this I say to you: why? Why? Just tell me why, so I can understand. Why?

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3 posted 06-02-2000 11:59 AM       View Profile for Aimster   Email Aimster   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Aimster


wow this was breataking! no words can describe the beauty of this piece. your heart was truly shown here.   i like...i like very much!


"Don't be dismayed at goodbyes. A farewell is before you can meet again. And meeting again after a moment or a lifetime is certain for those who are friends."

ellie LeJeune
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4 posted 06-02-2000 12:03 PM       View Profile for ellie LeJeune   Email ellie LeJeune   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for ellie LeJeune

Dear Liz; Wow is right! This is so incredibly beautiful. What a precious gift you have given this couple that they will treasure for years to come. Ellie


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5 posted 06-02-2000 01:09 PM       View Profile for Denise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Denise

Absolutely beautiful, Elizabeth! The perfect wedding gift!

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6 posted 06-02-2000 03:30 PM       View Profile for Martie   Email Martie   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit Martie's Home Page   View IP for Martie

Liz--this is so beautiful and romantic and perfect...what a wonderful honor it will be for them to have these words to bind their hearts.  You are a most wonderous poet, and your beautiful love shines in this!
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7 posted 06-02-2000 05:45 PM       View Profile for Honeybee   Email Honeybee   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Honeybee

Breathtaking, beautiful, unqiue and perfect!  You have such an amazing talent.  I am postive that they will both love this poem and cry at their wedding when you read it.  You have such a way with words.  Applause!  It is perfect, don't change a word!  

Take care,
Melissa Honeybee
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8 posted 06-02-2000 06:16 PM       View Profile for jwesley   Email jwesley   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for jwesley

Liz, this is perfect. Beautiful in every way.
I know they'll cherish it, and you, forever.

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9 posted 06-02-2000 06:36 PM       View Profile for lucky   Email lucky   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for lucky

Can... I maybe put in my request for sept. 9th. We have one but it wasn't really as Christian a we had hoped for. This is very nicely done.

[oh... maybe I shouldn't tell but it's RJ's birthday too.]

 If I could paint a portrait, of this life in which I've led, and somehow sketch a story, of the visions in my head, I'd start out with a canvas, stretched tightly in a frame, and in the bottom corner, I'd leave room to sign my name.  (Michelle A. Bartley)

[This message has been edited by lucky (edited 06-02-2000).]
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10 posted 06-02-2000 09:09 PM       View Profile for Poet deVine   Email Poet deVine   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Poet deVine

Liz, words cannot tell you how much I love this...absolutely beautiful.
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11 posted 06-03-2000 08:05 PM       View Profile for miriam   Email miriam   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for miriam

Liz, this is the first poem of yours that I read.  I'm sitting here trying to type through tears and sighs.  I loved it from begining to end.  Thank you for sharing it with us.

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12 posted 06-03-2000 09:27 PM       View Profile for Eloise   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Eloise

Liz, this is so exquisite.  Beautiful writing as always.  
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