Marriage is not perfect

Holding hands 5 2014
Marriage is not perfect
A Chuck Weiskircher Poem © 6/9/2014

Marriage is made up of imperfect people
Even if it starts in a church with a steeple.
No one is perfect, no, not one
Not even a daughter or a son.

The trick is not to look at the past
But to share a love that will last.
To give yourself fully to the relationship
Sometimes takes an act of statesmanship.

Each giving the other one hundred percent
Woman acting like a lady and men like a gent.
Overlooking the flaws and focusing on the good
Trying to understand rather than to be understood.

Unconditional love is at the core
Neither one is trying to keep score.
Each knows the value the other partner has
And the differences which create Pizzazz.

Trials come into everyone’s life
Both the husbands and the wife’s
The important thing for each is to remain faithful
And to avoid saying anything hateful.

They focus on the good and overlook the bad
And don’t consider holding hands to be a fad.
Together they stand up for one another
Each one lifting in praise the other.

As time goes by their love grows deeper
Knowing their spouse is truly a keeper.
They know each other is their best friend
And two lives into one they will blend.

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About chaplainchucks

I am an old Marine who has become a Chaplain. I love to write stories, poetry and to perform wedding ceremonies. I live in the mountains in Southern California but work near the beach. I also enjoy camping and cooking in my Dutch Ovens. I am a philosopher, gentleman, Renaissance man and great-grandfather. USMC 1976-1980 (Tank Battalion) US Army 1980-1988 (Military Intelligence) Minister license 1995
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