40 Years

ph9Where have they gone,
those forty years?
Yesterday we were so young
and naïve.

I can hardly remember
the blur that was
our  wedding day when
nerves froze my memory
that afternoon
all those speedy years ago.

The multi coloured autumn vines
behind the church
are the backdrop to my
photo black and white memories.

My hair was darker then
and yours longer and curlier.
But because the years have gone so fast
we can’t be as old as the years
crossed off the calendar.

Let us continue in our
mature youth
and live each day with fresh visions
so next year again we can ask,
“Where have they gone,
those forty one years?”

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Categories: Family, Poem, poetry, Reflections, Uncategorized | Tags: , , , | 4 Comments

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4 thoughts on “40 Years

  1. Beautiful poem, and congratulations to you both!

  2. Congratulations! May God bless you both with many more years together.

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