Here are the words to the poem read by Mayor Martha during the Good Witch's season 3 finale. The Good Witch began as a series of TV movies back in 2008 starring Catherine Bell (The Do-Over) as Cassie Nightingale. The first movie established Cassie as she moves to the small town of Middleton and opens the Bell, Book & Candle shop. She's suspected of practicing black magic by residents but over the course of the movie series, she soon became welcomed by the community and married the chief of police.
The Good Witch TV series debuted in 2015 and has run for four seasons to date, including a number of specials. The show follows the recently widowed Cassie as she finds new romance with a doctor named Sam Radford, played by James Denton (Desperate Housewives) while raising her daughter Grace. The popularity of the Good Witch franchise shows no sign of slowing down, either, with season 5 set to debut on the Hallmark Channel in June 2019.
The Good Witch season 3 finale "Not Getting Married Today, Part 2" is considered a fan favorite episode of the series, where Michael and Vanessa's wedding plans get progressively more chaotic, to the point where they cancel it altogether. They later calm down and decide to have a simple, no-frills ceremony at City Hall instead, where Mayor Martha (Regression) reads a heartfelt poem to the couple. This scene struck a chord with fans of the show so here are the words to the Mayor's poem.
They are about to say 'I do', three little letters, two little words.
Its the simplest part of the day; but there is nothing simple about the thingsthat will remain unsaid.
'I do' means I do know I could be hurt, but I am ready to be healed with you.
It means I do want to try, even when the fear of failure holds me back.
And I do not know the future, but I am ready to be surprised along the way.
'I do' means I do want your love & I do give you mine.
And nothing we do will ever be the same, because we will be doing it all together.
In addition to moving the couple themselves, Martha's poem later inspires Dr. Sam to propose to Cassie during the Good Witch season 3 finale, after their relationship hit some bumpy patches. Lucky for him, Cassie accepts, and season 4 built up to their impending wedding day, which was eventually postponed. Presumably, they'll have better luck during season 5.
While the Good Witch certainly isn't as dramatic or gory as other witch-themed shows like Chilling Adventures Of Sabrina or Salem, it's attracted a fanbase due to its sweetness. It could certainly be accused of being corny and over the top, but like the Mayor's poem shows, sometimes its nice to have a little feelgood entertainment too.