They’re not looking for perfection
You’re their parent; their all.
They just want to know they’re loved
And that you’ll come when they call.
They don’t look at you in horror
When you haven’t brushed your hair.
In fact, they don’t care what you look like;
They just love that you are there.
They look to you for answers,
Perhaps a million questions a day
Because you’re their source of wisdom
So it matters what you say.
It’s not about status
Or diamonds and gold.
It’s about genuine smiles
And a warm hand to hold.
And they look to you for kindness;
For unconditional love.
You are mum. You are dad.
You are more than enough!
This poem about love is written by Ms Moem. This is suitable for use as an alternative wedding poem, for either a civil ceremony or a more formal church wedding. If you use it at your wedding, do let me know!
We are brought up to believe that love is something you feel
but to experience true love, you need to be shown that it’s real.
You can hold love in your heart, though you can’t hold it in your hand
And it takes somebody using their actions for you to truly understand.
Love lies in caring for another, to make their smile your world.
Love does not discriminate; it touches boys and girls.
It can make a grown man weep. It can make a woman strong.
Love can make you feel at home and it can make you feel you belong.
It’s not just the massive gestures, sometimes small things are enough.
Just being there for somebody can make them feel your love.
It’s not a scientific equation. It’s not cultivated or grown.
But for certain, love can be visible, if only it is shown.