Poetry help for civil ceremony

Hi Everyone,


ive found the below poem I’d love to use in our civil ceremony, however the ‘screaming and swearing’ doesn’t apply to our relationship so I need to swap it out for something else but I’m not good at poetry. Does anyone have any suggestions that would fit?



Marriage is about giving and taking 
And forging and forsaking 
Kissing and loving and pushing and shoving 
Caring and Sharing and screaming and swearing 

About being together whatever the weather 
About being driven to the end of your tether 
About Sweetness and kindness 
And wisdom and blindness 

It's about being strong when you're feeling quite weak 
It's about saying nothing when you're dying to speak 
It's about being wrong when you know you are right 
It's about giving in, before there's a fight 
It's about you two living as cheaply as one 
(you can give us a call if you know how that's done!) 

Never heeding advice that was always well meant 
Never counting the cost until it's all spent 
And for you two today it's about to begin 
And for all that the two of you had to put in 
Some days filled with joy, and some days with sadness 
Too late you'll discover that marriage is madness.


Many thanks :)


  • Samantha265Samantha265 Posts: 406 New bride

    Planning and changing? Anything that ends in -ing that isn't mentioned elsewhere should fit I think

  • SarahN83SarahN83 Posts: 16

    supporting and daring

    saving and sparing

    talking and airing (like airing/discussing any problems)

    joining and pairing

    always preferring

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