Pledge Endurance, Patience & Tolerance
Marriage, here we pledge endurance
by John Sensele
To overcome your fire
Here we pledge patience and tolerance
Despite your higher ire.
Marriage, here we pledge complete commitment
To overcome your challenge
Here we pledge tender treatment
Despite your infringement at Stonehenge.
Marriage, here we pledge fidelity
To overcome distraction and attraction
Here we pledge docility and humility
Despite your mission to unleash prevarication and provocation.
Marriage, here we pledge conducive communication
To overcome misunderstanding
Here we pledge undivided unification
Despite detractors' sanctimonious standing.