Wednesday, June 11, 2008

My Prince


I wrote this poem for Joe during our courtship, and my sister read it to loved ones 14 years ago today -- right before the doors opened and I went down the aisle to meet my prince.

Fairy Tale Dreams

"Someday soon my prince will come," she said sipping invisible tea.

"With his strength, courage and bravery, he will rescue me."

Her guests, Teddy and Little Bo Peep, listened silently.

They didn't have to say a word; she knew that they believed.

"He is searching the world to find me, fighting dragons along the way,

"And when I grow up he will make me his princess and take me far away

"On a great white horse to his castle, filled with love and laughter;

"And there we will spend the rest of our lives -- happily ever after ... ."

The little girl grew up as little girls always do.

Her dolls and tea set were packed away -- her little girl dreams were, too.

Her handsome prince was tucked away --a forgotten childhood memory.

The castle soon faded from her thoughts -- replaced by reality.

Then the sweetest, gentlest kiss, and she knew that it was he --

The prince that she had been waiting for in her childhood fantasies.

"Where have you been?" she whispered, as he wiped away her tears.

"I'd almost given up on you, it's been so many years."

Without a word he swept her up as she had known her prince would do --

"To live, to love forever after -- a little girl's dream come true."

Happy Anniversary, Joe Prince!

"Nevertheless let each individual among you also love his own wife even as himself; and let the wife see to it that she respect her husband" (Ephesians 5:33 NASB).


Susie from Bienvenue said...

Oh how sweet,sniff... I hope yall get to enjoy the day together! Happy Anniversary.. Susie H

katylinvw said...

what a beautiful poem! have a wonderful anniversary!

Three plus Me said...

Happy Day! And many more to come! Beautiful poem!

Unknown said...

Okay, thanks for making me cry on a Wed. morn. That picture is BEAUTIFUL. Happy Anniversary!! What are y'all doing to celebrate?

Robyn said...

Happy Anniversary! Today is a good day for a wedding anniversary . . . it's my parents 37th today.

Cindy said...

That is a beautiful poem! What a great idea to have it read right before your wedding ceremony. I bet there wasn't a dry eye in the place!

Melanie said...

I wish you and Joe many blessings on your anniversary! Your poem is beautiful... so is your heart:)
Happy Anniversary!!!

Debbie said...

Oh Melissa that is so beautiful. You really made me well up. I hope you have a great anniversary my sweet new bloggy friend!

Nancy Hood said...

be still my heart~what a beautiful poem, dear friend!

Joanne Kennedy said...

Happy Anniversary! What a wonderful and romantic poem! I hope the two of you have many many many more happy years together.


Made In The South said...

Oh how sweet. Sometimes we get so caught up in life, we need to slow down and enjoy. HAPPY ANNIVERSARY, MISSY

Becky W said...

You will never believe it, but I found that poem years ago in Christian Woman (?) and have it still!! In college it was on my bulletin board! Thanks for always being a blessing!

Melissa Lester said...

Wow, Becky, that is so cool! That poem was the first thing I had published in CW. I was working in the editorial department and sent then editor Sandra Humphrey a copy of our wedding program, which had the poem on it. I was shocked when it came across my desk for me to edit. That was how I learned that it would be published. Thanks for letting me know that you liked it! I'll be smiling all day!

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