A witty, heartfelt marriage poem which explores the extraordinary and everyday aspects of being in a relationship. Can be adapted to suit the couple.
Our funny, honest and moving marriage print makes the perfect gift for weddings, anniversaries and Valentine's Day. It is also suitable as a reading at a wedding ceremony.
Written by Bespoke Verse poet Joanna Miller, this poem has featured in magazines such as 'Wedding Ideas' and 'Unique Bride'. In 2013 she won the Wedding Industry Experts award for 'Best Wedding Writer.'
Whether it's snoring, Sunday roasting or shoulder-providing, everyone will recognise the range of shared experiences and feelings 'What is a Marriage?' describes.
You can chose from the background colours: green, grey, taupe.
The print is supplied unframed.
You can choose to add a complimentary two line message at the bottom (beneath the last line of the poem - as in the images). To do this we remove the last two rhyming lines (25 & 26). We recommend no more than 8 words per line.
What is a Marriage?
It's loving & cherishing, loyally relishing.
It's hosting & toasting & Sunday roasting
It's enduring, alluring & most reassuring
It's guessing, confessing & nightly undressing.
It's often surprising, involves compromising
It's mending, depending, & can be heart-rending
It's trying, relying, a little white lying
It's snoring, adoring, occasionally boring.
It's knowing & showing, & mutually growing
It's packing & moving, anxiety soothing
It's having & holding, the odd little scolding
It's nursing, & cursing when driving (reversing.)
It's compliment giving & always forgiving
It's planning & booking & help with unhooking
It's sharing & caring & dressing gown wearing
It's walking, its talking & bottle uncorking.
It's tender supporting & raucous cavorting
It's secret confiding & shoulder providing
It's readily praising & often amazing
It's liking, respecting & calmly accepting.
It's cleaning, its mopping, its waltzing & bopping
It's needing, conceding & possibly breeding
It's chatting, conspiring & thoughts of retiring
It's playing & paying, its coping & staying.
It's comfort when weeping, a warm body sleeping (line 25)
It's lives interweaving and always believing... (line 26)
Thats what makes a marriage.
Copyright Joanna Miller. (Author's permission required to reproduce this poem.)