Promise

by Jamie Amanda McVay-Harris

I was asked if I would take you,
As my lawful, wedded mate,
To be with you forever,
Starting with our first date.

To cherish you forever,
And care for you in my arms,
Keep you there forever,
Protect you from all harm

In sickness and in health,
The times that really matter,
When you need me there the most,
My love will never scatter.

Through thick and thin we promised,
'Til death may do us part,
That we would always be,
With each other in our hearts.

I smiled and said I do,
Then he turned and asked you.

"Do you take me,
To be your lawful, wedded mate,
To care and cherish forever,
Starting with our first date?

In sickness and in health,
'Til death may do us part,
Promise me that you
Will always keep me in your heart"

You looked at me and smiled,
Then you said "I Do."

Our promise has been kept
As we travel together now,
And we'll keep it going forever,
Some way, Some how.

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