Alternative Wedding Readings – I’d Rather Be In Love With You by Jana Lynne Umipig

Choosing your wedding reading or poem can be tricky.  You want something that is personal to the two of you or something you can relate to when it comes to your relationship. We now have a whole heap of wedding reading ideas on our blog so you can pick something that fits with and resonates with the two of you as a couple. From classic to alternative readings there are lots to choose from. Today we share ‘I’d Rather Rise In Love With You’ and if you’re planning a feminist wedding then this reading is for you! These beautiful and empowering words by Jana Lynne Umipig are a flavour of a modern love, a realistic love and a powerful love. Enjoy…


Alternative Wedding Readings - I'd Rather Be In Love With You by Jana Lynne Umipig




I don’t want sweet nothings whispered in my ears
I’d rather be confronted by the savoury somethings
That truths communicated – in fullness and compassion bring
I don’t want long gazes or to get lost in your eyes
I ‘d rather have our eyes brave exploration,
Discovering every part of each other –
Every wrinkle and tint and shade
Every scar and marking that our livings have made
I don’t want to feel I knew you in another life
Or that I dreamed you in my sleep
I’d rather learn you piece by piece in reality
I’d rather you teach me how the you today
Is better than before
And I want my new self to love you more,
As I Love me more
I don’t want to be attached, or taken, or spoken for
I don’t want to make each other whole
I’d rather be two whole beings
Mind, Body and Soul
I don’t want to believe you do not choose who you Love
That you just know when you do
Love, to me, is a choice, you wake up every day and you choose:
What you want
What you need
Speak your truths to receive
Truths in exchange –
Past what is perceived
Past assumptions, to gain knowings
And to keep Love growing
It’s more than the showings
It’s the clarity in communication
It’s the calm and patience past frustrations
It’s the listening and the stillness –
It’s every message from body to breath
I don’t want to fall for you
Or fall in Love
Falling is falseness, it’s fleeting
I’d rather rise in love with you
In ascension
Without fear and apprehension
I don’t want to sacrifice any part of me to make it work
I want to invest in all of me and all of you
And give gratitude
That we empower one another in self-worth
I don’t want to be possessed or bound by Love
I’d rather be Liberated in Loving
I’d rather be Love that is Revolutionary
Love that is Patience
And Presence
And Respect
And Pride
And Honesty, nothing to hide
And Attraction
And Joy
And Truth
In everything we say, show and do
In Love with you is all of this to me
And there is no place I would rather be.



Alternative Wedding Readings - I'd Rather Be In Love With You by Jana Lynne Umipig


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