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Love and Marriage

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Love and Marriage

When fate decides to bring you love, Your old ways may need a little shove. Open your eyes and welcome the truth, That someone you searched for in youth. The smile, quick wit just closed the deal, There’s no denying the magnetic appeal. Standing before you waiting for the word, Commitment to marriage must be assured. The Trevi fountain only needs one coin, For love to flourish and your souls to join. Actions of love demonstrate true caring, The time is now to begin your sharing, Blue and pink candles are woman and man, The white candle begins the marriage plan. Together they join, the flames shine bright, Brought together by two families - this light. Good times and bad will come to pass, Now its time to toast and raise a glass. For you will now become man and wife, Forever in love - creating your new life.
In the marriage ceremony a pink candle is lit by the bride’s mother and a blue candle is lit by the groom’s mother, then the bride and groom light the white candle together. The pink and blue candles can be returned to parents or just left burning. It’s beautifully symbolic.
Written September 8, 2012 For Janette Fisher’s contest “When Fate Decides”

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  1. Date: 9/16/2012 8:55:00 PM
    Lovely write and advice Lee. I like the idea of the blue and pink candles, beautiful poem! Hugs

  1. Date: 9/9/2012 4:06:00 PM
    i never heard of the blue and pink candles, but it sounds like a lovely tradition. you've described this very well and i enjoyed this poem.

  1. Date: 9/9/2012 8:42:00 AM
    LOVELY LINES OF BEAUTIFUL ESSENCE lEE AND A SUPERB FOOTNOTE TOO .. BEST WISHES FOR A BIG WIN LUV ..

  1. Date: 9/9/2012 12:15:00 AM
    gosh, you did a good job for this contest. I have not seen many entries but I really love yours. Sorry I can't see more poems of yours. I have little time here this week, but I miss seeing lot so poems like I usually do!!

  1. Date: 9/8/2012 10:38:00 PM
    "Love and marriage is an institute you can't disparage." The late Frank Sinatra sang that in one of his hits from the fifties. Good poem, and thanks for the added information.