Unchained Melodies: Love Poems, Marriage, and the Hope of Connection

Love poems, marriage, and the hope of connection

Love poems about marriage run the gambit of languages, cultures, and nationalities. The poems help their author’s fully express the power and potential of true love. As you peruse the offerings below, take note that some of the texts are marriage poems while others are wedding poems. In all cases, the poems tell readers about the “ties that bind us together.”

With This Ringattributed to “Lucky”

In learning how to trust, you can only take so much,

till your brain lets go and you heart takes control.

You will always have me at you’re side,

for you are the one thing that brings me joy.

Know that as I stand next to you so tall,

that you were the one that brought me

up from my crawl.

I would fight for you forever,

or give up everything for just one more day.

With this I give you everything, knowing forever

that I will feel this way.

Through whatever life may bring,

know that all my love for you is shown with this ring.

Yes– Jamie Dugas

It’s been awhile since we spoke of marriage

Living together cherishing every moment

Loving each other like husband and wife

Taking trips seeing happy sights

Without no complaints and a single fight

As I take the stand asking you this question

while holding your hand

You look in my eyes seeing you about to cry

as I part my lips to say these words

you give me a kiss

before I even said a single word

These I Can Promise– Unknown

I cannot promise you a life of sunshine;

I cannot promise riches, wealth, or gold;

I cannot promise you an easy pathway

That leads away from change or growing old.

But I can promise all my heart’s devotion;

A smile to chase away your tears of sorrow;

A love that’s ever true and ever growing;

A hand to hold in yours through each tomorrow.

Yes, I’ll Marry You

An Angel’s Wedding– Unknown

Vows to take, and prayers to say

On that their blessed wedding day

The dream has been seen, and fantasies thought.

And the angels dress already bought.

Her little girl fantasy will come to life

When the two come together as man and wife.

That day the church will be filled with stars,

Coming from galaxies both near and far.

Tears will shed when exchanging the rings.

And kissing when on glasses there are clings.

She’ll look gorgeous before him in a gown of white

‘Cause an angel is such a wondrous sight.

They’ll dance on the softest clouds of gold

And begin the promise to have and to hold.

We’ll remember her veil, and the long matching train

And know how she looked when taking his name.

That day will be filled with joy and with love

And heaven sent blessings from god up above.

Sadly the day must come to an end.

But the angel now has a lover and friend.

If you think the story I tell is not true

Believe that it is. The next angel is you.

Let Me Not to the Marriage of True Minds – William Shakespeare

Let me not to the marriage of true minds

Admit impediments. Love is not love

Which alters when it alteration finds,

Or bends with the remover to remove.

O no, it is an ever-fixèd mark

That looks on tempests and is never shaken;

It is the star to every wand’ring bark,

Whose worth’s unknown, although his height be taken.

Love’s not Time’s fool, though rosy lips and cheeks

Within his bending sickle’s compass come;

Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,

But bears it out even to the edge of doom.

If this be error and upon me proved,

I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

A Marriage Prayer – Connie Cook

Lord, be in this marriage

In a special way,

May we feel Your presence

Each and every day.

Grant us both good humor

To surpass our coming years;

May there always be much laughter,

May there always be less tears.

Give us strength and courage

To follow in Your will,

To trust You in the valley

As we do upon the hill.

Give us both the eyes of love

So we’ll always see

The goodness in each other,

Secure us, Lord, in Thee.

Give us words of kindness, Lord,

Help us both to live

So our lips are ever quick

In saying, “I forgive.”

Give us hearts that beat as one,

Bind us ever near;

May our love grow deeper, Lord,

With each passing year.

Lord, be in this marriage,

Keep our love brand new;

May we love each other, Lord,

The same way that *You* do.

“What therefore God hath joined together,

let not man put asunder.”

Past and Future– Sarojini Naidu

The new hath come and now the old retires:

And so the past becomes a mountain-cell,

Where lone, apart, old hermit-memories dwell

In consecrated calm, forgotten yet

Of the keen heart that hastens to forget

Old longings in fulfilling new desires.

And now the Soul stands in a vague, intense

Expectancy and anguish of suspense,

On the dim chamber-threshold .


Lo! he sees

Like a strange, fated bride as yet unknown,

His timid future shrinking there alone,

Beneath her marriage-veil of mysteries.


Now that you have had the opportunity to hear multiple voices express their thoughts on love and marriage, perhaps it is time for you to ponder where your voice fits into the conversation. What sorts of ponderings about love, weddings, and marriage are you equipped to contribute to the blissful chorus? What is your experience of love, and how does your experience shape your goings and comings, your struggles and your joys?

Sing, friends, sing. Look to your beloved and express the depth of you your emotion and admiration. Write some verses, give thanks, and then write some more verses. The world will be better for your contributions.