a promise is to keep

double bands of shiny gold

worth more than karats

love’s forever promise bold

heartfire’s diamond facets


God witnesses our vow

joyful organ music plays

life as farmer’s wife now

better together…we stay


lost my wedding ring

after laying it down

while wall-papering;

forgotten with frown


replace with simple band

but heart hurt for a time

when mother passed away

her diamond became mine


set her lovely gem in gold

with another band below

blessings of our sons be told;

five small diamonds in a row


jeweled gift as valued token

from one lover to another

living out our pledges spoken

create family, father, mother.




Linking to d’Verse Poetics with Sarah’s “love token” prompt!