by Laura Hendricks
Laura Hendricks is an American Poet and has been College Professor at the University of California and San Francisco State University. In 1984 she received the Poetry Center Book Award for “Persia.”
Certainly you can see in the picture above, the how brightly our bride’s love burns for her brand new husband – clearly we have beautiful place for the reading Love is Friendship Caught Fire. We had pronounced them moments before, and now they are having their first toast of Champagne.
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.