The Ballad of Pink and Blue
Over a ten-year period Fritz Ridenour was my editor. He soon became a family friend. Because of that he penned a poem for the wedding of Joy Eggerichs and Matt Reed. Those of you who know the love and respect message and all of our tag lines will appreciate his brilliance.
THE BALLAD OF PINK AND BLUE
Just for Joy and Matt
Yes…Pink and Blue
The two of you
Soon to discover
How different your lover
As each talks in unique code
Life at times will be the load
That every couple has to carry
When they choose to up and marry.
So…Pink and Blue…what can you do?
To keep your marriage straight and true?
The Crazy Cycle need not win
It can be stopped…and seldom spin…
Tread carefully…don’t come to blows
By crimping her (or his) air hose
Ready these words must ever be:
“I was wrong…will you forgive me?”
With all these dangers to wedded bliss
Is there some way to “never miss”?
Yes! You can have a marriage “perfect”
Of course, you know this…you’re quite sure…
Nonetheless, to stay secure…
When differences grow ever bolder
Just look for Him
O’er the other’s shoulder!
Yes…Pink and Blue…are colors made
To blend into one lovely shade
Of richest purple…His royal hue
What He will make of the two of you!
Love and Respect will never fail ya’
Just keep repeating…Bambalela!
You’ll make mistakes…you will trip up
In Him you’re safe…never give up!