These Hands

Mr & Mrs Bob (c)BobChristianpoetry 2023

Today is a very special day… Mrs Bob & I literally tied the knot. Although we were legally married over nine years ago, we wanted to renew our vows and so we had a handfasting ceremony today. If you’re unfamiliar with the term then allow me to explain..

A handfasting is an ancient European ceremony of betrothal or wedding that dates back to pre-Medieval times and usually involves the tying or binding of the hands of the bride and groom with a cord or ribbon. Such ceremonies are widely practised in the pagan community.

I wrote a heartfelt scribble, which also turned out to be my vows to Mrs Bob. So to my wonderful wife, friend, co-author of my autobiography and soulmate, I give you “These Hands”.

These Hands

These hands holding yours,
Will always show you love,
Kindness, comfort, safety and
Refuge from life’s many storms

I’ll use these hands to build
Our future together as one,
Holding you, caressing you…
Only you, like no other has.

These hands will give you
Strength when you’re weary,
Motivation and support as
You chase your dreams.

Until wrinkled by the ages,
I will always be reaching
Out to you, with silent comfort
With just a single touch.

May we grow old together
As do the stars.
May we, like the sun,
Light each other’s days

Until we rest at last
In that eternal night,
Together. Twin flames,
Burning as one.