For Tom and May Fagan’s wedding, I wrote and performed a poem that was then given out as a unique and personal party favor for all who attended.
We are surrounded by love
If we but open our eyes
Love is above us
in the clear blue skies.
We can hear love whisper
To the dreams inside our hearts
In the motion of each wave
We are never truly apart
Love is around us in so many ways
However we get a chance today
To celebrate the most sought after kind of love
This love, shared by Tom and May.
Did you know, more than five years ago
they met at a business meeting
And while the speaker was speaking
Tom was talking to May
Not interested in what the speaker had to say
He was taken with this woman who was sitting to his right
He thought, I would like to take her out dancing some night.
She really came to hear the speaker,
But Tom seemed nice,
and he had good advice
So as the meeting ended
Tom left with seven numbers he worked hard to get
They were attached to the phone of this lovely brunette.
He called right away and the dating began
From dancing to eating out
To movies and fun
They were happy together, one woman – one man
Things were easier hand in hand
After two years of dating, May sat Tom down
She asked him, are you just fooling around?
Tom was taking up all of her time
And May wanted him to get off the dime.
She said, “Do we want the same things?
Is there a future for us?
If not we can just part as friends,
No need to fuss.”
Well Tom, took a moment.
He sat up all night
For any other girl he would just say okay
But there was something, something in his heart about May
A little voice told him he needed to stay.
May talked to Mariel, who told her that it was all right
That they were a true family ready to unite.
An artist – a numbers person
They learned how to laugh
Seems like a lifetime
since destiny placed them right next to each other
A chance meeting that became a special journey
They find the joy of
A heart to heart love
A true happiness together
Of course there have been some hard turns along the way
But Happy Together has brought them here this day
To stand in front of us, family and friends
And say yes to a love,
A happiness that never ends.
© Leah Goodwin | October 11, 2009