Is she someone you wish to be with all your life?
You remember her holding back during your dating when certain conversations turned into strife.
During those magical times you would say how great she looked when she opened her door, her slip was showing but not a word I said for sure!
As I gazed at her from over my glass of wine I spoke softly, trying not to lose my image she had already formed in her mind.
I wondered what she was thinking, is our romance sinking or am I becoming a boor, God forbid that I would lose my allure!
That special day came many years ago, time can be an enemy you know but we still share the glow.
Her beauty has faded as she grows older, sometimes I forget to say how nice she looks in her new dress, and then she cries on my shoulder.
I feel sad, not having the perfect words to say while her beauty fades away.
She sighs recalling that day when we first met, when my eyes did behold her as she took my breath away, my heart skipped a beat, she said with a wry smile, come in and stay a while, want something to eat?
From her kitchen all great things did flow, they can win a heart did you know?
Even if her beauty is not there, I drool as I sit in the chair, other contenders beware of her stare, stay away from her lair!
Beauty is skin deep but her real appeal no one can steal, even age cannot defeat, all negative thoughts of her now lie at my feet.
Our love is like a smoldering ember that bursts into flame when memories arise of that special September, those great moments to remember. After 48 years with all our tears and sorrow we still love each other, looking forward with confidence to each new tomorrow.
The Lord glued our hearts together, it did not come apart when the bad times did start, he gave us this promise when he gave us a new *heart.
*It is like a person building a house who digs deep and lays the foundation on solid rock. When the floodwaters rise and break against that house, it stands firm because it is well built. LUKE 6:48 NLT.
Jesus Christ IS the solid foundation for every Christian Marriage, nothing can destroy it, and others may fail As the Lord himself states.
God lays the foundation of a bond and its up to us to maintain it. We may forget to complement or do something but those are the little things in life that make us smile. Its nice to read about love and marriage and its survival for this many years...it makes me smile!
I just wish you and your wife the very best and forever let your love be alive!
Thanks Ben, her birthday is today, 72 by the way! In her Card I wrote a short poem, I know she will keep it always in our home.
Another thought I wish to share, because I care. I don't mean to offend the others but when it come to "Rhyming" we are poetry brothers! I think poetry without rhyme is like a drink without lemon or lime. Ken
4 years ago
by Ben Pickard
Ken, this is a truly beautiful and honest portrayal of decades of marriage. And may I say one full of love and hope for every marriage. Love is indeed certainly much more than skin deep. Lovely write.