A promise is made
Before Love and man
The promise is simple
You must understand.

After the laurels
And fanfare are done
The meaning and value
Have yet to be won.

Some just don't try
And others forget
The pledge that was made
To love and respect.

For those who do take
Their commitment to heart
The rapture they share
Is only the start.

Then the songs and the poetry
Define your life
As years slowly entwine you
As husband and wife.