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Wednesday, 5 November 2008

Jumping the Broom

In marriage, let communion of the mind
meet with your bodies on the earthy ground,
and as the ordinary days unwind,
embrace the roses where they may be found.
Together, let your understanding grow.
Have patience when you think you've grown apart.
I revel in the joy and love you show,
and give you my support with all my heart.
By lies and lucre, in a narrow race,
today we lost a battle in this land,
and you may think your love must hide its face.
Well, let me speak for those who understand.
For better, for worse, whatever may arise,
have hope. Lovers, be married in our eyes.

6 comments:

intrinsicallyknotted said...

That's beautiful. Well said.

Ordinary Girl said...

Beautiful.

Joffan said...

Hear, hear, and it's not over;


The argument restarts today, with force:
equality must reign in justice courts.

Ebonmuse said...

Lovely, as always, Lynet. I'm outraged and saddened by this result, but this is a battle we've only begun to fight.

the chaplain said...

Oh, wow. Beautifully said.

Niemand said...

Beautiful. I second that. Words. Marriage. Gay. Straight. Biblical. Humane. Equality. Sin. Sense. Words.

Thank you for expressing that so well.