Speech Type: Maid of Honour
Time to Read Aloud: 5 minutes
Our Favourite Line: “I am the Matron of Honor and Ele’s best friend of hmmm, twenty-something years, we’ve lost count.”
Good evening everyone! First I’d like to start by introducing myself. My name is Melissa. I am the Matron of Honor and Ele’s best friend of hmmm, twenty-something years, we’ve lost count.
Now, I’m not going to get into the depth of our relationship just yet because I wrote something that I think will cover that, but before I read it I would like to first tell you a quick story.
What I’m about to read to you, I actually wrote in a dream. Sounds strange, huh? You’re telling me. One night a few weeks ago after an evening of wedding planning with the wedding party and some tears by Ele and me, I went home and went to sleep as usual. Sometime in the early morning, my eyes popped open and I jumped up (those who know me well know that’s odd in itself!) Anyways, I had dreamt this poem and I knew I had to write it down as quickly as possible…
A Poem for Ele
A soul was never meant for two, an exception was made for me and you,
As God began to create me, he decided to give you half you see,
Thirty-one days it took, as he wrote our lives in one crazy f’d up book,
Our paths were ALWAYS meant to blend, afterall, we share everything except underwear and men.
While we didn’t know how life would end, what we knew was that we each had an exceptional friend.
As hard as life was back then, together we fought to no end.
As we grew, our books began, but still, this story was written by a single hand,
Separate pages, they may have been, but soon enough these pages will blend.
Three years went by, each soul left alone to die. Inside, all we did was cry.
One random day our lives were changed, once lost trying to find the way.
We found that missing piece of us, we needed it,
We needed US.
From that moment etched in time, we became one soul with two minds.
Never again will time creep by, leaving us empty and alone inside.
I vow to you on this day to always be the one to stay, after all, our book is shared, the pages crafted and prepared.
Our souls were made from one you see, split in two for you and me.
On this day I’ll give to you…
Please understand, we are one soul that’s been split in two,
You’ve proven your worth and love alike, it’s for this reason I will not strike.
You and her have been through HELL. Together you’ve fought when the world seemed stale.
Clearly you two are meant to be, you fought for her that’s clear to me.
But remember, with time, as things fall apart, keep holding her hand because you hold her heart.
Ele never believed in love, you came along, you went above.
As her mind began to let this go, her heart you see began to glow.
You showed her what it meant to fight, you didn’t let her go despite.
I told you one day on the phone to not give up to move the stone
She needed time to sort her mind, for her feelings were buried deep inside.
Though it all seemed so farfetched, you listened well to the Ele dialect.
The fight paid off and here you are, both of you have come so far.
Now I’ll pass this gift to you, she and I have ALWAYS been like glue.
Please, protect her with all that you can prepare for she’s so unique and extremely rare.
Yes it’s true this job is big, sorry Ele but it just is.
As I’ve said I trust in you, you proved yourself, you made it through.
I thank you for the man you are, God sent you here to be her star.
Now raise your glass and cheers with me. I think that you will all agree, today we wish this couple well now CC take her and run like hell!