Hurray!! It’s your parents’ wedding anniversary and if there should be anyone overly joyous for them, it should be you. The thing is, it takes commitment, grace, and wit to survive living together with another human being, complete with their differences, mannerisms, and laughable idiosyncrasies.
For your darling parents to achieve the yearly milestone of an anniversary, is worth celebrating. Aside from gifts and cakes, how else can you felicitate with your lovestruck folks if not through poems? So, if you’ve been on the search for a befitting poem for your parents’ anniversary, look no further as we have put together classical, funny, as well as original anniversary poems for your parents in this post.
Anniversary Poems For Your Parents
1: I Pray For The Rains
I pray for the rains
And petition the heavens for the sun
To shower blessings upon my dear parents
And lighten up their day this day.
2: ‘Tis your wedding anniversary
How much time has passed between two of you
In love so true
In devotion so pure
In honor so mutual
Needless to say,
Your kind of marriage is rare
Having lived through these years in affection and care.
3: My prayer unfeigned
Is to be in luck just as you’ve been
When it will be mine to enjoy
That the blessings of a good, old marriage
Will rest upon me and my lover
Together, till death do us part.
4: For Keeps by Joy Harjo
Sun makes the day new.
Tiny green plants emerge from earth.
Birds are singing the sky into place.
There is nowhere else I want to be but here.
5: I lean into the rhythm of your heart to see where it will take us.
We gallop into a warm, southern wind.
I link my legs to yours and we ride together,
Toward the ancient encampment of our relatives.
Where have you been? they ask.
And what has taken you so long?
That night after eating, singing, and dancing
We lay together under the stars.
We know ourselves to be part of mystery.
It is unspeakable.
It is everlasting.
It is for keeps.
6: Love Is Much More
Love is much more than its letters
A living proof that mountains can be conquered
Love is everything and more,
As thick as a farmer’s boots
And as thin as the spider’s silk.
7: Always and never
It stands through the odds
Declaring its allegiance for passion
Holding to ransom every affectionate thought
Because they are too good to let go of.
8: Love is much more than what the heart can feel
It transports us to a place where no ordinary mind can imagine
Doing untold things to us,
Things only the one in love can relate to.
9: At the end of the day, we love love
Because it is the only force that pushes us beyond insanity
Setting us free to live freely
In a world where conventionalism is the order of the day.
10: When I Die I Want Your Hands On My Eyes
by Pablo Neruda
When I die I want your hands on my eyes:
I want the light and the wheat of your beloved hands
to pass their freshness over me one more time
to feel the smoothness that changed my destiny.
11: I want you to live while I wait for you, asleep,
I want for your ears to go on hearing the wind,
for you to smell the sea that we loved together
and for you to go on walking the sand where we walked.
12: I want for what I love to go on living
and as for you I loved you and sang you above everything,
for that, go on flowering, flowery one,
so that you reach all that my love orders for you,
so that my shadow passes through your hair,
so that they know by this the reason for my song.
Wedding Anniversary Poems For Your Parents
Celebrate Love, All Ye Lands!
What says the time?
It seems the clock has taken an endless break
No chiming, no belling.
What is the occasion, dude?
It feels as though the air is tilted over
From the weight which festivity bears
No hiding, no telling.
Shout, neighbors and friends!
Make merry, dear colleagues and well-wishers
For my priceless parents,
One in heart and spirit
Have broken the jinx
And are alive to tell the story
Their anniversary today is remarkable
Notable in all shades of achievement:
They met, came together, saw all
And have conquered.
Celebrate love, all ye lands!
I Hold You In High Esteem
The fact still remains
That I hold you both in high esteem.
You might wonder why this sudden confession of the truth
From a son who hardly shows any emotion.
The heavens will never pardon me
Nor will the earth feel any pleasure toward me
If on your anniversary today –
Not just an ordinary one but your silver anniversary –
I keep my mouth shut against the truth
That you have affected my life in no less than positive ways
Giving me memories I will forever cherish.
I love you, mom and dad.
I Carry Your Heart With Me by E.E. Cummings
I carry your heart with me(I carry it in
my heart) I am never without it(anywhere
I go you go, my dear; and whatever is done
by only me is your doing, my darling)
I fear no fate(for you are my fate, my sweet) I want
no world(for beautiful you are my world, my true)
and it’s you are whatever a moon has always meant
and whatever a sun will always sing is you
here is the deepest secret nobody knows
(here is the root of the root and the bud of the bud
and the sky of the sky of a tree called life; which grows
higher than soul can hope or mind can hide)
and this is the wonder that’s keeping the stars apart
I carry your heart(I carry it in my heart)
On This Special Day
On this special day
You can look back with pride
Because for 25 years
You’ve remained at each other’s side.
Your dreams you made together,
The memories you share,
Rejoice in one another
And a life of love and care.
Hopes Made Alive
Hopes made alive
Dreams come true
Years became decades
And love ever strong.
Two that found each other
Holding on and out
Through the quaking challenges
And the thunderous moments of misunderstanding.
You love like there’s no tomorrow
Quintessential lovers, you are!
I pray to find the treasure
You found in each other’s life.
Happy Anniversary, mom and dad.
Don’t Go Far Off, Not Even For A Day by Pablo Neruda
Don’t go far off, not even for a day, because —
because — I don’t know how to say it: a day is long
and I will be waiting for you, as in an empty station
when the trains are parked off somewhere else, asleep.
Don’t leave me, even for an hour, because
then the little drops of anguish will all run together,
the smoke that roams looking for a home will drift
into me, choking my lost heart.
Oh, may your silhouette never dissolve on the beach;
may your eyelids never flutter into the empty distance.
Don’t leave me for a second, my dearest,
because in that moment you’ll have gone so far
I’ll wander mazily over all the earth, asking,
Will you come back? Will you leave me here, dying?
Funny Wedding Anniversary Poems For Your Parents
1: Truly speaking,
If I had my way
I would have exchanged you for the richest
Or perhaps, foe the most influential
But my love for you is too deep
To let me do such a crazy thing.
Happy Anniversary, pops and mom.
2: My parents, my loving parents
Your rod of discipline I felt harsh against my skin
Your voices of reproof my heart feared to hear
You rather be found dead than watch me amount to nothing
But standing tall in my dear memories of you
Is the love both of you radiate
For each other and for all times
Most significant of all
You loved me enough to raise me right
Cheers to many more years of your loving presence
Because I don’t want to ever miss you guys!
For Your Fortieth Year
3: At a point, I thought your marriage was headed for a crash;
Your incessant quarrels and fierce debates had no end
It felt as though you were swine enemies
But then, you’ve proven me wrong this time.
4: You’ve marched into your fortieth year as a married couple
Full of life and dreams
I don’t know what this new year would bring for you
But then, I pray that you don’t murder each other
Before your wedding’s golden year.
While some are sweeter when your parents say it to each other, these poems generally capture the realness of love which stands the test of time in a marital union. Surely, such love is worth acknowledging, and there are so many of the right words here to go round.
Also Read: Anniversary Poems — The Supreme Collection