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Love Is Friendship Caught Fire

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by Laura Hendricks

"Love is friendship caught fire; it is quiet, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving. It is loyalty through good and bad times. It settles for less than perfection, and makes allowances for human weaknesses. Love is content with the present, hopes for the future, and does not brood over the past. It is the day-in and day-out chronicles of irritations, problems, compromises, small disappointments, big victories, and working toward common goals. If you have love in your life, it can make up for a great many things you lack. If you do not have it, no matter what else there is, it is not enough."
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Name: Yuvette Jacobs-Cook2006-07-11
This is a great poem for a wedding. Not only does it tell you what marriage is about;it renews your spirit during difficult times. Since the wedding, from time to time, I find myselft reading it and it serves as a reminder as to what our wedding day was all about.
Not a great poem for all
Name: Lisa2008-10-27
On the other hand, this is a pretty depressing reading to hear at a wedding if you are alone. Although it may be true that life will never be enough without finding your true love, there's nothing worse than the happily-ever-after delegations frequent reminders.
Great poem for a wedding
Name: Dani2009-01-14
I disagree. If you're at a wedding, chances are you expect there to be lots of talk about love and commitment. These "frequent reminders" can be easily avoided--by not going to the wedding! If there's anyone out there that's so bitter that they can't enjoy the happiness of the couple being married (even if their readings aren't to their taste), they are just a crappy friend.
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