“Love Is” (Based on 1 Corinthians 13:4-8)

Two dear friends of mine exchanged vows on September 14th. The following is the poem I performed at their ceremony.  May they be blessed abundantly!


Tribute to the bride and groom…


The earth cracked
And your laughter broke the deafening
You loved me passed my pain
You exude patience passed logic.

With kindness you explore the depths
Of my mind without judgement.
Envious of the air you breathe.
I boast about you and our family
Proud to be in your presence
Your gentle nature extends beyond

I find sanctity
When resting peacefully in your heart.
You protect my passion for life
You’ve taught me to persevere,
When I am weak or afraid.
You love me indefinitely and

You hold me with inexhaustible
You’ve replaced trails of tears with
laugh lines.
Emotionally exhausted from my retreat
From my resentment.
You were my dream come true.

You are my Utopia.
You are my staycation
You are my painkiller
You are my welcome mat
To wipe away worry
You are my composite work of art
You are my truth in a life of lies
You accelerate a journey of joy
And justify a past of displeasure.

Love is your smile
Love is your warmth
Love is your commitment.
Love never fails

– Shaun M Nickens

3 thoughts on ““Love Is” (Based on 1 Corinthians 13:4-8)

  1. Your spoken words served as calming elixer at a time when i honestly was close to breaking down. It was beautiful. A reminder of how Rachel ‘justified a past of displeasure’ and so much more.
    I know you were trying to make me cry nice try!!lol

    P.S Thank you again for doing laundry and allowing for my call to be intercepted by her insted of you.


  2. Your spoken words served as a calming Elixir at a point in the ceremony when my break was eminent. It was beautiful and reminded me how Rachel ‘justified a past of displeasure’ and so much more.
    Nice Try on trying to make me cry! lol
    Thanks for leaving your phone to do laundry, look what that precise moment conceived! Luv ya!!!


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