07  Nov
wonderful men

a month ago our dear friends glen and gino got married … i wrote this for the occasion and was honored to be asked to read it at the wedding …

                                                              wonderful men


glen and gino
gino and glen
are two of the most
wonderful men
and i remember way back when
they became a couple

 that was almost twenty years ago
and now they’re getting married
how i wish that all could know
the history they’ve carried
these oh so generous
and giving guys
who’ve weathered the whys
and wherefores of a long relationship
with its glorious highs
and transcended lows
this is how a true love goes
and grows
and grows

they’re meant to travel side by side
this ceremony might lack a bride
but not loads of love
good will
or history
why anyone would deny them this
joyful day
communal bliss
is much more than a mystery 

how i wish the biased others
could be here now
(not really
but as metaphor)
to see how long love can endure
can soldier on
can smooth the way
to one special wedding day

i’m guessing
that when glen and gino
each came to understand
he was gay
neither could ever
but ever
have imagined a day
they’d be standing
in front of family and friends
publicly cementing their impressive bond
that idea would not have dawned
on them
or any of us
of a certain age

we need to page backand recall
how far the arc of history
has bent toward justice
in a very short time
at least as arcs of history go
and though we know
that many out there
are repulsed by the idea
that this is going on
they will soon be history
they will soon be gone

in the meantime
we revel
in this special love 
in gratitude
and great esteem
for this well-found match
this tested team
composed of these two
wonderful men
glen and gino
gino and glen

posted by bill on November 7, 2012, at 2:08 pm | filed under news, poetry | no comments »

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