Lovers unite in glorious grace
by a deep bond grown in pace.
Blessed are they who kiss
before the altar of a wedding’s bliss.
So beautiful be this beginning
of new life & love bound,
shared in courtship’s highs & lows,
in pleasures & pains– plain and profound.
Man & wife embrace in light & dark,
as they complement breaths,
and fuse an endearing spark.
In their hearts, kindles a fire
of wisdom & patience
intertwined to admire.
They test through time love’s devotion
with every aroused emotion.
Meanwhile, across the hills,
to the side of a dell,
a departed couple’s grave
Their names are finely engraved
on a slab of fine, smooth granite.
United in death, their vestige is the bereaved,
lighting love amongst the planet.
As the new couple’s love latches wedlock’s door,
spirits watch their flesh embrace
from the grave of lovers gone before.
Through sickness, through health,
through poverty, through wealth,
the newly weds shall one day pass, accordingly,
united everlasting if their love is the strength
of true harmony.