William Manchee



Thirty-five years ago

before we were old enough

to vote or take a drink

we took a vow to forever link

Our lives together

Such a monumental pledge it was

Yet we knew it was the thing to do

Our love was strong
Our life together would be long

We knew it in our hearts

We plunged forward in joyful bliss

With hopes and dreams abounding

Soon challenged by life’s realities

We strove to overcome our frailties

And we did

And who in this perilous age

Would have thought

Or dared to dream our vow

Would last ‘til now

Our 35th anniversary

So here’s to us, my love

Together we have persevered

And conquered each and every fear

And as we embark upon another year

May our love last forever