My Beloved

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After almost a quarter of a century
The golden thread of you
Weaves its joy through my life

Your love has been constant
Unendingly selfless
Faithful and true

Promising for better or for worse
The depth of joys and sorrows life would bring
Were incomprehensible to my twenty-something self

Through laughter and tears
Misunderstandings and snuggles
Prayers and whispers long into the night

Wiser now I know
The next quarter of a century
Will be laced with unimaginable joy and unfathomable pain

Given the chance to turn the clock back
With a tear running down my cheek
My forty-something self
Would say, “I do” all over again.

For there is no one else I’d rather do life with than you,
My Beloved.

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Dreamer of Dreams
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Oh, I love this poem. It’s so tender and so true, so full of love, especially these lines:
“The golden thread of you
Weaves its joy through my life
our love has been constant
Unendingly selfless
Faithful and true”

Beautiful imagery there, too!

Nancy
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Thank you. Your kind words bless me.

Dreamer of Dreams
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You’re most welcome! 🙂

mescalime
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Such a beautiful love story! I know what you’re saying there because I’m also blessed with a wonderful man by my side. Hope your love will stay like this forever!

Nancy
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And yours as well. It is a blessing, indeed!

mescalime
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Thank you 🙂

Sonya
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I don’t think it’s sappy at all. It’s good to acknowledge how lucky you are to feel this way 🙂

Nancy
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Thank you. My teens might disagree with you as they run from the room gagging and screaming! It’s good to know not everyone feels that way! 🙂

Sonya
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Ha, ha, teenagers… too busy to try and play it cool to appreciate true love 🙂

writersdream9
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Oh God bless you both. This kind of love is the way it’s supposed to be. We have been married for 38 years and it’s been wonderful, hard and steady!

Nancy
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I love your description of 38 years – wonderful, hard and steady. Blessings to you in your next 38 years!

writersdream9
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Thank you!

hooklineandinkwell
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hooklineandinkwell

This is beautifully written! Congrats on finding such love 🙂

Nancy
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Thank you. It mostly found me. Coming from a broken home, I was pretty passionate about not ever getting married. Glad my teenage views on marriage and men were wrong. 🙂

hooklineandinkwell
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hooklineandinkwell

You are welcome…that’s awesome 🙂

kellygriffiths
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A beautiful testimony of your love. I’m so glad you’ll always have this! 🙂 What I like is the parallel you create with repetition and only changing the age and a word or two… makes it feel like a circle, like marriage.

Nancy
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Thanks, Kelly. I like the circle analogy.

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