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WEDDING  POEMS
Below is a collection of beautiful poems which you may wish to incorporate into your wedding day.

LOVE IS THE REASON
Love is the reason why this day was chosen by you both
To begin your lives together
And love is the reason why you both
Will give with all your hearts for the good of the other
Love is the reason that together you will become one
One in hope
One in believing in life
One in sharing the coming years.


THIS IS WHY I LOVE YOU
For the kindness in your eyes and the warmth in your voice
For the honesty of your words and the silence of your smile
For the ways in which we are similar; and those in which we are worlds apart
I love you
For the openness of your understanding, and the acceptance of your heart
For the tenderness of your touch, and the strength of your commitment
For your sense of humour and your seriousness of purpose
For a thousand small reasons, and one most important of all
Simply because you are you
In all of creation; you are the one whom I cherish most
The one with whom I hope to share my life
Its joys and sorrows, its accomplishments, its challenges
While building our dreams together and growing everyday
In the love that makes us one.


I LOVE YOU
by Roy Croft
I love you not only for what you are
But for what I am when I am with you
I love you not only for what you have made of yourself
But for what you are making of me
I love you for the part of me that you bring out
I love you for putting your hand into my heaped-up heart
And passing over all the foolish, weak things
That you can't help dimly seeing there
And for drawing out into the light all the beautiful belongings
That no one else had looked quite hard enough to find.


LOVE
by Victor Hugo
You can give without loving; but you can never love without giving
Love is knowing that even when you are alone, you will never be lonely again
And the great happiness of life is the conviction that we are loved
Loved for ourselves
And even loved in spite of ourselves.


TAKING TIME TO LOVE
by Rod McKuen
Taking time to love is what it's all about
What makes clocks turn and the sunsets come
True and without complications
That does not mean lying close in shut up rooms
Or staying always face to face
It is meant to cover walking, being apart and knowing
That coming back together makes small distances even smaller
And taking time to love is, most of all, caring enough
To not hold on too tightly, and yet, not run too loose.


LOVE IN MARRIAGE
Love is the strongest feeling known
An all encompassing passion
An extreme strength
An overwhelming excitement
Love is trying not to hurt the other person
Trying not to change the other person
Trying not to dominate the other person
Trying not to deceive the other person
Love is understanding each other
Listening to each other
Supporting each other
Having fun with each other
Love is not an excuse to stop growing
Not an excuse to stop making yourself better
Not an excuse to lessen one's goals
Not an excuse to take the other person for granted
Love is being completely honest with each other
Finding dreams to share
Working towards common goals
Sharing responsibilities equally
Love is a feeling not to be taken lightly
Love is a feeling to be cherished, nurtured and cared for
Love is the reason for life.


I WILL LOVE YOU
As long as I can dream
As long as I can think
As long as I have a memory
I will love you
As long as I have eyes to see
And ears to hear
And lips to speak
I will love you
As long as I have a heart to feel
A soul stirring within me
An imagination to hold you
I will love you
As long as there is time
As long as there is love
As long as there is you
And as long as I have breath to speak your name
I will love you.


THE GIFT OF LOVE
Keep open your hearts
Be true to your souls
Remember always that the greatest gift of all is love
Given and received without any reservation
With great humility and deep gratitude
A strength that never wanes or weakens
But grows more wonderful day by day
The gift of love makes life exciting and satisfying
An existence filled with happiness.


I LOVE YOU AS YOU ARE
I love you as you are
You are my inspiration and the song I sing
You are what makes me happy
You are my everything
You are my daily sunshine and my evening star
Everything I hoped to find is what you are.


LOVE IS AN ATTITUDE
by Walter Rinder
Every day you live, learn how to love
Take time with each other
Restore each others' soul with loving words
Receive love with as much understanding as you give it
Find that which is within yourselves
Then you can share it with each other
Do not fear this love
And do not fear this marriage
But keep open hearts and sincere minds
Be sincerely interested in each other's happiness
Be, too, constant and consistent in your love
And in your actions
From this comes security and strength
All that we love deeply becomes a part of us
So, even though you retain your individuality
Today, you also become one, in a true unity
That this may become deep and rewarding
Today, the day of your marriage
Try to commit yourselves fully, freely and trustingly
To each other without reservations.


I GIVE YOU MY LOVE
by Richard Weber
For the harmony you bring into my life
I give you my love
For the understanding of my needs and the many smiles you have brought to me
I give you my love
For the joy you bring to my heart
And the many ways you make me feel with every embrace
I give you my love
For the comfort you bring to me
And the many treasured times we have shared
I give you my love
For the way you are my friend
As well as the many ways you express our love
I give you my love
For the many ways that you've allowed me to be a part of your life
I give you my love.


I WILL BE HERE
by Steven Curtis Chapman
If in the morning when you wake, if the sun does not appear
I will be here
If in the dark we lose sight of love, hold my hand and have no fear
I will be here
I will be here when you feel like being quiet
When you need to speak your mind, I will listen
Through the winning, losing, and trying we'll be together
And I will be here
In the morning when you wake, if the future is unclear
I will be here
As sure as seasons were made for change
Our lifetimes were made for years
I will be here
I will be here, and you can cry on my shoulder
When the mirror tells us we're older; I will hold you
To watch you grow in beauty and tell you all the things you are to me
We'll be together and I will be here
I will be true to the promises I've made to you
and to the One who gave you to me
I will be here.


THE PROPHET
by Kahlil Gibran
Love one another
But make not a bond of love
Let it rather be a moving sea
Between the shores of your souls
Fill each other's cup
But drink not from the same cup
Sing and dance together and be joyous
But let each one of you be alone
Even as the strings of a lute are alone
Though they quiver with the same music
Give your hearts
But not into each other's keeping
For only the hand of life
Can contain your hearts
And stand together
Yet not too near together
For the pillars of the temple stand apart
And the oak tree and the cypress
Grow not in each other's shadow.


NOW WE ARE ONE
by Kate Fisher
When thoughts take wing
A wedding ring
Encircles all our dreams
And love abounds
Above, around, enriching all our schemes
We plan together all our life
To make our dreams come true
When love is there
A smile, a prayer, a hug, a kiss will do
And then together hand in hand
We go with love we've won
And you will see the you and me
That once were two-are one.