"Two Become One"

Sharing Stories

Pat Beaudry as a young girl

“Two Become One”

Two shoe strings become a bow.

Two socks become a pair.

Two feet in one direction go.

Two legs a burden equally share.

Two eyes see one image.

Two ears hear one message.

Two knees on which one prays,

thanking God for all these twos.

Two hands become a hand shake.

Two for tea, just wait and see.

Meeting eyes, an open window

to the heart.

Two arms become an embrace.

Two lips become a kiss.

Two ears hear one message—


Man and woman with wedding vows

become “one” for their lives to come.

God bless you both with joy and peace.

The one you chose—a gift from God.

Pat Beaudry

Pat Beaudry is a poet and a writer with the Mount Lake Terrace Senior Center's Ongoing Writing Group.

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