National Poetry Month: Holding On: A Poem by Andrea Bledsoe King

 

In honor of National Poetry Month, I wanted to share a poem that I wrote with you all! Written for my husband, Neale King. After 9 years of marriage, I know it takes a lot to get married, be married, and stay married. It is not always sunshine but it is worth fighting for.

 

 

 

Holding On

by Andrea Bledsoe King

I have been taught when you make a vow or a promise,

You are supposed to keep your word

A person is only as good as their word or so I have been told

If your word fails, what good are you or your actions?

So when I gave you my vows to you over nine years ago,

I was promising to stay with you-

no matter what.

It has not been easy or roses and sunshine every day

by any stretch of the imagination

And sometimes my actions don’t measure up to my word

that was an oath, a vow, a promise to you

But I definitely will fight for you,

For us

and I am definitely going to keep holding on.

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