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.
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,
and I am definitely going to keep holding on.