Whee, readings! =D I love planning my ceremony. I must have a backlog of about a hundred readings I want for my wedding. =)
Here’s a really short, simple one: "Marriage" by Friedrich Nietzche
Marriage: / I call this the will / that moves two / to create the one / which is more / than those who created it.
If he has an easier time with rhymes, then here are two more (a bit longer, but still fairly short; they’re also first person, though):
1) "Never Have I Fallen" Rex A. Williams
Your lips speak soft sweetness / Your touch a cool caress / I am lost in your magic / My heart beats within your chest // I think of you each morning / And dream of you each night / I think of your arms being around me / And cannot express my delight // Never have I fallen / But I am quickly on my way / You hold a heart in your hands / That has never before been given away.
2) "I Will Love You Forever" Amanda Nicole Martinez
I love you so deeply / I love you so much / I love the sound of your voice / and the way that we touch / I love your warm smile / and your kind thoughtful way / the joy that you bring / to my life every day / I love you today / as I have from the start / and I’ll love you forever / with all of my heart.
If you like humour, try this one (from "Juno"):
In my opinion, the best thing you can do is to find a person who loves you for exactly what you are. Good mood, bad mood, ugly, pretty, handsome, what have you…the right person will still think that the sun shines out of your @$$. That’s the kind of person worth sticking with.
And one more, from David Suzuki’s "The Sacred Balance":
From the very beginning of life each one of us is shaped for and by close relationships with other human beings. Being loved teaches us how to love, how to imagine and feel for another person’s existence, how to share and cooperate […] Love is attraction, connection, coherence; it is a place to belong […] Love, as we know from our own experience, is formative: it shapes the giver as it affects the receiver, because it forms a union between the two.