[A poem for the man I love on our fifth wedding anniversary]
Five years ago I took a ring,
And put it on your hand,
To all intents and purposes,
A gesture that’s quite bland.
A band of gold and nothing more,
Is how it might appear,
But not to me,
That band of gold,
Will always keep you near.
It came along with promises,
To love you every day,
And to let you love me back,
In your most special way.
Five years on and we are strong,
We love, we laugh, we play,
And still we think back fondly,
To that very special day.
Surrounded by the ones we love,
A smile on every face,
All safe in the knowledge
We were in the perfect place.
We could have been just anywhere,
But with your hand in mine,
And a ring upon that hand,
I knew we’d be more than fine.
Tom’s Vows to Pooky
Pooky, your love is like the sun to me. Without it, I would walk in darkness, cold and without comfort. Your love raises my spirits, helps me grow and lets me see all that is good in the world.
From the moment we met, I always imagined it leading to this day. There is no-one who could be as kind, as loving and as giving as you. No-one as beautiful, nor better company – you are complete and perfect to me.
I promise always to be there for you. I will try every day to live up to be the husband you deserve.
Pooky’s Vows to Tom
Since we met we have been better together than apart. You have shown me how to love and how to enjoy being loved. I will always value your honesty, your kindness, your friendship and your ability to make everything fun!
Already we have many happy memories, and I look forward to the years ahead when we can grow together and face the best times and the worst hand in hand.
I promise always to love you, to respect you and to care for you. I promise to enjoy our relationship every day and continue to appreciate how lucky I am that you love me.