Ode to the Edwards
In December 2011, I had the privilege of joining my good friend Jules and her now husband, Simon on their wedding day in Liverpool ( a city which I might add, surprised me with all its unexpected sparkles). For weeks before, I had been trying to come up with a little poem to express my joy for them but typical of me it was on the night before the wedding at approximately 12 am, that the words finally came to me (see below). I dedicate this post to Julia (aka Jules) and Simon Edwards and wish them many years of happiness together.
When such genuine people unite
It truly is a sight,
that makes the fight of life feel right.
While some might dazzle and blitz for a while,
exclaim their union in every ear with style,
their supposed lasting light just won’t ignite
but rather crumbles into a regretful ash pile.
But don’t fret
this is no test
it is just an extension of how you two met.
So never let go of that mutual respect
keep that contagious positivity in effect.
Walk proud as pair,
ignore the bewares
because your love is true,
that, anyone can tell you.
You two suit each other perfectly
one might even say,
you were meant to be.
So all the best
in building your nest.
Enjoy your flourishing love game contest.
We are all so happy for you both
beaming and brimming and drunk with hope.
You two, are just dope.