Friday, April 25, 2008

april 25, 1998

ten years today i declared 'I DO'
solidifying i belonged to you

vowed to love, comfort, honor, and keep
the embodiment of your love in my soul deep

for richer or poorer, in sickness or health
your love the most valuable nature of wealth

through better or worse, sadness or joy
we were blessed with the birth of our boy

promised to honor and to cherish
a precious bond no need to embellish

although our life has not been what we've expected
my love for you has never deflected

through our trials and time apart
you are ever present in my heart

mutual prayer guides our way
through our destined path each and every day

most of all we must remember
keeping God first we will never surrender

this declaration comes from within
to my first love, my darling Ben

© 2008 Bernice Burks


  1. the girl across the wayApril 25, 2008 at 11:10 AM

    Happy Anniversary!!! Wishing you many many more years of happiness! Don't get too full on that squash casserole that you can't "celebrate"! :-)

  2. @the girl: The squash casserole and the rest of the 'fixins' were off-the-chain. was all about timing. lol

    @torrance: thanks, 10 down, lifetime to go

  3. This is a very sweet piece. Nothing like committed love and appreciation!

  4. @jewells: it is sad that sometimes we forget to show our appreciation. i plead guilty.

  5. Amen. We must keep God first. I pray with my wife every night before we go to sleep and every morning before we part. God has sustained us. Congrats on your Anniversary. May God continue to bless you and your family.

  6. @stephen bess: thanks for the blessing and the same to your family. The power of prayer can move mountains...


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