Clive Blake

Silver Star - 3,387 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: heart, heart love, love, love and life, lovers, romance, romantic, romantic sayings, soul, soul mate


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

  • Lyn PaulLyn Paul (1/10/2020 4:02:00 PM)

    Congratulations to you for the success of this beautiful poem.
    It is not surprising that it is performed at wedding ceremonies.
    Thank You
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  • Edward Kofi LouisEdward Kofi Louis (1/10/2020 11:51:00 AM)

    Love and art!
    Wedding vows! ! ! ! ! !
    However how many of us do keep them?


    Thanks for sharing this poem with us.
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  • Anil Kumar PandaAnil Kumar Panda (1/10/2020 8:47:00 AM)

    A great poem with a smooth flow and rhyming about pure love and happy life. Faith and trust keep marital life flourishing and a happy one. Enjoyed very much. Congrats on being selected as poem of the day. (Report)Reply

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  • Bharati NayakBharati Nayak (1/10/2020 8:12:00 AM)

    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.
    - - - -A fantastic poem of love and faith, no wonder it is used in wedding ceremonies worldwide.Congratulations for penning such a wonderful poem that has an everlasting effect on readers.
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  • Harley WhiteHarley White (1/10/2020 7:23:00 AM)

    This poem is lovely and I can understand why it is used in many wedding ceremonies. (Report)Reply

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  • Mahtab BangaleeMahtab Bangalee (1/10/2020 12:24:00 AM)

    joyful loving poem penned; enjoyable; beautiful to read and feel it; thanks for sharing (Report)Reply

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  • Bernard F. AsuncionBernard F. Asuncion (1/10/2020 12:21:00 AM)

    It captures the sanctity of wedding vows.
    A wonderful poem of the day.
    Congrats on your featured piece.....10++
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  • Practicing PoetessPracticing 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: Monday, January 6, 2020


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