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#1 StephanieMN

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    Posted 22 September 2007 - 01:12 PM

    I am very excited! I just found out that my FMIL is going to read my favorite poem at our wedding. I can't read it with out crying and she thinks she is going to have a hard time. Maybe I will have to hand out tissues before hand.

    The invitation
    It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing.

    It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love for your dream for the adventure of being alive.

    It doesn’t interest me what planets are squaring your moon... I want to know if you have touched the centre of your own sorrow if you have been opened by life’s betrayals or have become shrivelled and closed from fear of further pain.

    I want to know if you can sit with pain mine or your own without moving to hide it or fade it or fix it.

    I want to know if you can be with joy mine or your own if you can dance with wildness and let the ecstasy fill you to the tips of your fingers and toes without cautioning us to be careful be realistic remember the limitations of being human.

    It doesn’t interest me if the story you are telling me is true. I want to know if you can disappoint another to be true to yourself. If you can bear the accusation of betrayal and not betray your own soul. If you can be faithless and therefore trustworthy.

    I want to know if you can see Beauty even when it is not pretty every day. And if you can source your own life from its presence. I want to know if you can live with failure yours and mine and still stand at the edge of the lake and shout to the silver of the full moon, “Yes.”

    It doesn’t interest me to know where you live or how much money you have. I want to know if you can get up after the night of grief and despair weary and bruised to the bone and do what needs to be done to feed the children.

    It doesn’t interest me who you know or how you came to be here. I want to know if you will stand in the centre of the fire with me and not shrink back.

    It doesn’t interest me where or what or with whom you have studied. I want to know what sustains you from the inside when all else falls away. I want to know if you can be alone with yourself and if you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.

    Authors Details: 'Invitation Poem' Oriah
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    #2 lulubelle

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      Posted 22 September 2007 - 01:16 PM

      What a beautiful poem! Thanks for making me teary eyed :)

      #3 foxytv

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        Posted 22 September 2007 - 01:36 PM

        Beautiful! I had never heard that before!

        My uncle is going to read our Hand Ceremony and we are switching up a few of the lines to make it more personal. I know I will be crying!

        #4 MsShelley

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          Posted 22 September 2007 - 01:45 PM

          I have never heard that before either, it is really beautiful!

          #5 LCBride2007

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            Posted 22 September 2007 - 11:39 PM

            great poem - and i don't often like poems. that's one i would have considered to be read at my own wedding! there won't be a dry eye in the house!

            #6 RaydensMama

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              Posted 30 September 2007 - 02:29 PM

              How great will that be. I bet there wont be a dry eye!

              #7 StephanieMN

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                Posted 30 September 2007 - 03:02 PM

                yeah it is a nice poem. I get all goose bumpy when I read it.




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