July 30, 2019 by phicks2012
I get jealous sometimes when I see couples walking or laughing together, knowing that they’ve been together for decades and still love one another and will doubtless continue to do so well into old age.
I never found that for myself. In my lifetime thus far I’ve loved, and been loved, but never really at the same time. If it weren’t for the fact that I know rather a lot of couples who have beaten the odds, I would find it hard to believe that forever love exists outside of romance novels and movies.
But I see it around me, and while I’m certain their lives have not been perfect either, I see them having someone there beside them to fight the battles, and weather the storms, and share the pleasures of life.
Thus, this verse, which (while not great poetry by any means) will also be used in our monthly SCA Newsletter, The Equinox.
See them walking, two together,
In the sunlight and the shadow;
Laughing, loving one another.
God, but I would love to borrow
Just a moment of their pleasure,
Walking down the years together
Knowing I was someone’s treasure
And that he would leave me never.
See them smile at one another
Twining fingers, glances tender,
Hand in hand, two lasting lovers
With forever to remember.
What I would not give to garner
Just a fragment of their ration
Of contentment. Life grows warmer
With a modicum of passion.
See them standing in the shelter
Of their dream, the years accruing.
Time makes changes, helter-skelter,
But their love goes on renewing,
And somehow they do not falter.
Is it true, or simply seeming
That some loves time cannot alter?
Had I that, I’d go on dreaming.
13 July A.S. LIV (2019)