What I did instead of marching — Families belong together

I am not marching today —
instead I officiate at a wedding.
The readings are printed in Spanish.
The bride is radiant;
the groom, (as grooms often are)
would rather be
with the kids in the basketball league,
but the shine in her face
reflects from his eyes.

I am wearing an ambulatory
heart monitor, so everywhere I walk
someone is watching my heart.
I recommend this for members
of all three branches
of our government.

I am not marching today,
but I wear a beautiful dress
and speak beautiful sacred words.
People are laughing
and eating and dancing.
Two families from different places
are becoming one –
families belong together.


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4 Responses to What I did instead of marching — Families belong together

  1. celestem579 says:

    Beautiful thoughts, Maren. To quote and adapt John Wesley, We “do the good we can, by all the means we can, in all the ways we can, in all the places we can, at all the times we can, to all the people we can, as long as ever we can.” It sounds like a meaningful and bright day. And I hope your heart, though understandably off kilter these days, feels better soon. God bless you! Celeste

  2. Maren says:

    Thank you, Celeste. and yes the heart check is just trying to get to the bottom of a lung problem that has been ongoing for a while — have COPD but this is just a little different. It is “checking off the boxes.

  3. Nathaniel C. Emens says:

    A Long Amen and Amen. Let us this Sunday all pray for all families be together.

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