My Son is getting married this week...and at the rehersal dinner I'll be obligated to say a toast. I was surfing the internet and compiling words of wisdom, quotes from famous people on marriage. I started shuffeling a few of these around and discovered if I add this and that, change a few words around etc, I had made this poem. Now, I'm not a poem kind of guy, but it work out kind of witty. I'm asking your opinions...should I read it as a toast at dinner? ...will it embarrass my son? Do you like it?....I can scrap it and come up with a more traditional toast...let me know what you think...thanks.
I will need your thoughts soon...the dinner is thursday.
So, lets raise a glass and offer a toast for these two,
Our son your daughter .as they see this thing through.
To Eric, I offer these words in your life,
"Behind every great man there lies a surprised wife."
For Marriage is defined, its been said I concur,
is the lifelong discovery of a man..your wife would prefer.
And the experienced spouses we have here at this table,
will attest to the truth . in this ancient fable,
Forget your own faults .after wearing your rings,
Theres no use in two people .remembering the same things.
For Eric and Marsha, . youll soon walk up the aisle.
A walk that is short . but may seem like a mile,
Then, your marriage will fly like a jet in the sky,
And, at times it may faulter . as it all goes awry,
Your airplane is cruising . climbing to a great height,
Suddenly a sputter youve lost power..in mid-flight,
Youre now tossing and spinning on into a roll,
Youre headed for earth .completely out-of -control.
You think how can we fix it? . and then land,
But, theres no drill, no wrench and no spare parts at hand.
You both frantically search for a means of repair,
Theres no plan for this so, you prepare for a prayer.
But, a marriage is not a train, a car nor a jet,
To patch it up quickly is a plan youll regret..
As you scramble to mend it, seeking tools and some parts,
Know what you look for . is in your own hearts,
~ Cheers ~
__________________ He who stands for nothing will fall for anything. ― Alexander Hamilton
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