Friday, June 24, 2011

Two Rings, Two Souls, One God

The poem you are about to read was inspired by a swap I joined:  http://www.swap-bot.com/swap/show/91426. I had to write a poem or story based on this picture of wedding rings.

 

I thought about this swap for at least two weeks before I wrote anything. Should I write a poem? Should I write a story? I'd start a poem or story, then delete it because I didn't like it. Finally, this morning I sat down at the kitchen table at Michael's Grandma's house and wrote this poem. The line "two rings, two souls, one God" had been stuck in my head for days, but I didn't know how I wanted to use it. I'm happy I used it in this poem. I hope you enjoy what I've written.

Two Rings, Two Souls, One God

Two rings, two souls, one God.

Whether gold or titanium,
Our rings will never leave our fingers.
They symbolize our eternal commitment to each other.
They represent the infinity of our love.

Two rings, two souls, one God.

On my ring it is written Michael and Candace,
On yours Candace and Michael,
A reminder to put each other before ourselves,
To be unselfish, loyal, and true.

Two rings, two souls, one God.

Our rings will become scratched and dull
Much like our bodies and minds as we weather the storms,
But the inside will always be as smooth as our love
Because we will remain steadfast in the face of hard times
And joyful in the face of the good.

Two rings, two souls, one God.

Our rings represent our marriage, our commitment to one another,
And our commitment to God.
Our marriage won't be perfect, but it will be everlasting
For we have faith, we will work hard, we will love each other,
And we will enjoy the rest of our lives.

Two rings, two souls, one God.