50 Golden years of Marriage!

My parents will be celebrating their Golden Wedding Anniversary later this year. I wrote them this poem…

 

How has your marriage, lasted for so long?

 

How has your marriage, lasted for so long?

Is it that mum is always right? – Or that Dad is never wrong?

Is it because you’ve never had to face financial strain?

Or worry how you are going to pay the bills this month again?

Perhaps it’s ‘cause your 7 kids have always been such angels!

Never testing you to the brink, whilst sitting round your table!

It must be ‘cause you’re never ill, and never suffer stress,

I know! It’s ‘cause the blooming house has never been a mess!

 

How has your marriage, lasted for so long?

How have you managed to stay where you belong?

Perhaps it’s ‘cause you realise that marriage isn’t just –

A soppy gooey feeling, of rainbows, hearts and lust!

Perhaps you realise marriage is not just based on ‘2’

But that promise that you made, affect’s those close to you.

At every stage throughout our lives, there’s always been ‘Mum and Dad’,

A pillar of strength for all your kids – in good times and in bad.

 

How has your marriage, lasted for so long?

These 50 Golden years, what has kept you strong?

Perhaps you’ve never disagreed (I can’t imagine how?!)

But as a child I never saw you fight, and never heard you row.

These things you don’t appreciate until you have your own

And find yourself wanting to provide, a very happy home.

So when we’re having hard times, and feel we can’t go on,

We’ll draw strength from the example of our loving Dad and Mum.

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