Seven-fold Band

I drew them with cords of a man, with bands of love: 
Hosea 11:4a

A threefold cord is not quickly broken.
Ecclesiastes 4:12b

Whether worse, or better
For poorer or richer
Be it sickness, or health
In poverty or wealth
You to love and cherish
May our love still flourish
May this love ‘tween us the tie that binds
As our two lives into one entwined
If these solemn vows I say and this wedding day
The mark of when we threw our single lives away
And as it were, we became one tied together
With a thin band of words meant to last forever –
Then may these vows, words, the binding band
That our still fragile young love demands
Be made of the finest tempered steel
To last whatever comes from left field
Fine as gold, so all they who behold
Will see our love as that to be sought
Like the high value of precious rocks
That with your blood can only be bought
May this thin band be hard as diamond
Unflinching, priceless and defiant
Yet soothing, calming, soft like the breeze
Healing wounds and carry us when weak
May this thin band, never rust nor fade
Never corrode, crack, snap, break, or age.
But through every great fire and every howling storm
Surrounded by foes or desperately alone
May this thin band stand the test of time
From this day forth that I make you mine.
And if one band to thee, not enough
Then go take six more and bind me up.
They say two bands are very hard to crack open
And a three fold cord is not easily broken
But they also say that seven is perfection
And that’s what I see when I see our reflection
So take these cords and bands in thy hands
And make our love a seven-fold band
End
Motivated by Roje
Written for Sam and Rachel on their special day.
Dedicated to every couple who desire to last forever
GZ

If I’m Honest

What can I say? That will make this pain go away?

Oh I would call, but what could I say?

I guess I could swallow my pride

Tell you of all the times I’ve cried

Tell you how much I’ve missed you

But that, that just wouldn’t do

Truth is, I’ve been a wreck without you

Agh, all the pain and toil you put me through

Thought I could walk away, live carefree

But truth be told, you have a piece of me

It’s hard to be whole, with missing pieces

Tis a bleeding stream which nothing eases

If I called you, and swallowed my pride,

What would I find? would you too confide?

Or is it just me? Just some fantasy?

What was the truth of you and me?

Were we ever more than foolish kids

Playing a game of stones and sticks?

Or did you truly love me? Did you truly care?

Because honestly, I was never aware

All these vague lines

All these stupid lies

Do you also remember the times we smiled?

Before the night fell and love was exiled?

I thought the bleeding would someday stop

But 5 years should have taught me it wont.

So Much Love

Capture

Is it crae that i still think our time was great
Is it insane to say I love you though i knew you were fake?
How can i love you and yet feel hate?

It’s not as though you left me any scars
Not as though you left me in the dark
I was the one who failed to play my part

But play the unrighteous hypocrite as the sun shines, you surely did
Point the finger while you lived in it

Is this the edge of insanity?
Wasn’t the pain enough for me?
Can’t these thoughts just begone for all eternity?

So much love, so much hate
Do you wait? Does thy breathe abate?
To me, dost thou have any love? Or dost thou only hate?