I Do - Poem by Orlando Belo
Today I'm saying to the girl I'm marrying ‘I do',
but you know that I'd rather be saying it to you.
I've known and loved you practically all my life,
and soon I'll be making someone else my wife.
We promised each other that we would wed one day,
but the opportunities in life never came my way.
You didn't want to live a life of struggle and pain
and I couldn't provide your dreams of fortune and fame.
You married a much older man that you don't even love,
but has that given you what you were dreaming of?
You and your eyes are saying that you still love me,
yet you chose unhappiness for the sake of security.
Your heart is broken and you are once again breaking mine,
by rejecting my love and the happiness we could find.
If you can't follow your heart there is nothing more to say
I think we had better part now, this is my wedding day.
Are you here to tell me that you're ready to change your life,
by divorcing your husband and becoming my wife?
If you can't follow your heart there is nothing more to say,
except that my wedding is only two hours away.
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