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The Armenian and The Liverpudlian

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The Armenian and The Liverpudlian

The Armenian and The Liverpudlian 

It’s hard to see sometimes
How chalk and cheese can mix so perfectly
Makes you wonder how the differences of character
Can work together

He, all forthright respect and daily clarity
She, all winsome wishes and artistic poetry

And yet somehow they relate to each other
By default
They weave and intricate pattern  
Of threads in reality
And threads in dreams

Football, Liverpool FC runs in his veins
A passion and obsession 
His pride and his downfall if they win or lose
Staunch supporter he remains
Though quieter now than times gone past

Art and music, a dancer, she, of ballet precision
A passion and obsession
With such flare and grace and delicate turns of love
For the folklore rhythms of ancient songs
A picture of music’s expression in her form

Eight languages she speaks, Eight !
While he falters on Liverpool accent
But captures the essence of a foreign tongue
Chef he is of delicate cuisine
And she of wine’s pallet appreciates

Never have I know two such complex differential lovers
That intertwine and mingle so well
Or seen such ready acceptance of each other
In people prepared to accept any stranger
For who they are

How far apart did their lives begin
Liverpool England
Yerevan capital city of Armenia 
What wild horses drew them together
What turns of fate
Could bring this poetess
And this football obsessed
Man and woman
You have to ask

But through all their trials
They remain together
And in a few months they will be married
Do you know when you know
That something will last forever
They will I am sure

It’s a strange but cheese and chalk thing
That mixes together so fluidly
But of all the things that brought them
Together so perfectly
It is Love, respect and Honesty
Both of them
Have these admirable Qualities

To your future my friends
May you live in blending love

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  1. Date: 5/29/2009 9:12:00 PM
    Very lucky lovers. Passion and endurance comes from differences. They have so much to share and life never dull. You conveyed these pluses perfectly. You are gifted.

  1. Date: 5/17/2009 11:57:00 AM
    Colin, this is a gift to two very lucky people. Can I count on you to write a toast when I need one? You would have the entire room applauding and in tears. Your words are absolute magic. Love, Shar

  1. Date: 5/16/2009 5:31:00 PM
    This is wonderful Colin. Really wonderful. They obviously are perfect for one another. :) Wow, she speaks Eight languages? Amazing. They will love this. Its so full of admiration and love for them both. Opposites they may be but as you said they are united with love respect and honesty. What better qualities to base a marraige? Love you. Me

  1. Date: 5/16/2009 11:38:00 AM
    Beautiful reflection on how opposties attract, Colin. The differences can make life more interesting. Congratulations on you upcoming wedding! Love, carolyn (And I'm addicted to college and pro football; people find that odd in a woman)