I want to be…(wedding speech part two)
DAWN O'PORTER : 21 JUNE 2010
Oh my giddy aunt I can’t believe what I put myself through with that reading. I wrote something on Friday then LUCKILY read it to my sister who told me it was ‘shit’. I spend the night before the wedding with the bride drinking wine pretending everything was fine. It was not.
I went home and slept, but due to jet lag I woke up at 2am and popped a sleeping pill that a friend had given me. Next thing I know it is 9.30am, my Aunty is in my bedroom shaking me to wake up. I woke up, realised the time, screamed ‘FUCK’ about 185746576876 times and then ran around the house like a maniac in a leopard print dressing gown.
I was supposed to be back at the brides house by 10.30.
After a lot of shouting I hid myself in a room and called all my friends to ask them if they had ever read anything at a wedding. If they said yes I made them read it to me over the phone but non of them were right. Also I had promised I would write it and I didn’t want to disappoint. Then, at about 10.25, it just happened – I wrote it. This is what came out…
(bear in mind my cousin was marrying a French man, thus the occasional French suggestion…)
I want to be…by Dawn Porter (WOOO HOOO)
I want to be all the things you need
|I want to be the book you read.
I want to be your coffee pot, if you like your coffee hot.
I want to be the car you drive
I want to be what you need to survive.
I want to be your little pet
I want to be your raison detre.
I want to you to feel like you could swim an ocean
Just from the power of my deep devotion.
I want to be the strength you find
When you think you are losing your mind.
I want to be your shot of gin
I want to be your biscuit tin.
I want to be the food you eat, the air you breath and the clothes you wear
I want to be your teddy bear, so you can take me everywhere.
I want to be your comfy bed
I want to be inside your head.
I want to be your morning croissant
And to fill your life with burning PASSION. *insert comedy French accent*
I want to be your dream come true
I just want you to love me like I love you.
Yeah, that’s right…I said ‘burning passion’ in a church.
But seriously, everyone loved it and after the panic I got myself in I was very proud.
If only they knew….
x x x