It is better to give than to receive:
This oft-used phrase rings oft-times true;
And so it is that you will both achieve
That rare and perfect trade – though old, yet new;
For today you give the gift of yourself
To the other – a pledge of devotion
Weighing, in either scale, each borrowed half,
Made whole, and even double, by the notion.
A ring, forged in fire, that stands for eternity
Will bind you – a bond that not restrains you
But anchors; yet lifts each possibility
To infinite plains of promising blue:
And, for this tendered care, in fine receipts,
The each the other gains – the ring completes.