Clive Blake

Veteran Poet - 1,731 Points (01/30/1954 / Cornwall)

Wedding Vows - Poem by Clive Blake

May we forever be lovers,
May we forever be friends,
And should we hurt each other,
May we quickly make amends.

May we enjoy our passion,
But never let compassion die,
Thinking in selfless terms as we,
Never emphasising I.

May we forever be soul-mates,
May our love eternally last,
May the food of love sustain us,
May we never have to fast.

May we use each other's strengths,
When we are feeling weak,
May we both learn to compromise,
And always as one voice speak.

May we never keep dark secrets,
May we never tell each other lies,
May we both work unceasingly,
To ensure our love never dies.

Topic(s) of this poem: love, wedding


Poet's Notes about The Poem

This poem has been used in ceremonies all over the world. I am happy for it to be used in this way, but my permission must be sought if anyone wants to use it in any commercial way.

The accompanying photograph is by Chris Robbins from Cornwall, UK.

Comments about Wedding Vows by Clive Blake

  • Practicing Poetess (5/20/2017 2:10:00 AM)


    Clive, this is lovely... I managed to hold back the tears! :)
    I can see why this has been used worldwide.
    Was that your voice in the audio recording, or someone else's?
    Interestingly enough, I wanted to recite a poem of someone else's tonight, but I've never done this before, and I'm not quite certain how to. I have only been on this site since 13th March (yeah, and a Level 6 already, in 2 months!)
    Giving you a 10 for this touching work which is fast becoming a classic!
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Poem Submitted: Monday, October 20, 2014

Poem Edited: Sunday, October 9, 2016


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