The Sun smiled brightly down
on the twenty-fifth of May;
a couple at the Altar
pledged to honor and obey.
They both were young, and desperately in love;
they took one's breath away!
They pledged a life together
on that lovely day in May.
He promised to always love her,
to stay through thick and thin;
to ever be beside her,
and always be her man.
In sickness and in health
they solemnly pledged their love!
They promised one another,
and pledged to God above.
They spent happy years together
and shared both work and play!
They never regretted the promise
that they made that day in May.
Some fifty plus years later
at a grave under clouds of gray,
a lovely, graceful widow
brushed caring tears away.
When asked to speak her final words
before they went away,
she paused and thought a moment,
and then was heard to say;
"He was a loving, caring husband
whom I loved every precious day,
who kept each and every promise
that we made one day in May".