(and taking the better parte of one half-hour)
Ladybug, dearest, you always inspire
You fill me with happiness, hope, and desire
Together I know we will build a fine home
And live there with joy ‘til we finally retire.
I’d never imagine a reason to roam
Or a worry that someday you’d leave me alone
My sweetness, my soul, and my better part
My lover and friend trav’ling through unknown
I couldn’t have asked for a more blessed start
Better-suited we two than two lovers could chart
Whatever I’d hoped for, you’ve easily gone higher
Years to come, tears to fall, smiles to share – my dear heart!