a rare and perfect gift between we two,
'tis precious, yes, but also of great use.
just as of old mere thoughts of it imbue
both joy of art and urge to war-cry loose.

but marriage has in this day been replaced
with resins as micarta, cheap and mean;
what once by all was cherished and embraced
is scarce today and seldom to be seen.

but you and i are blessed in that we share
our love within the bounds of His decree.
He will, dv, protect this gift so rare -
this strong foundation blessed with filigree.

our vows to me are valued as my life
and treasured all the more as you're my wife.

Your comments are greatly appreciated. nandor@wellington.org

2008 by Nandor