Love Poem No.10

In a world that’s restless
and runs on bruised time
I look over and there you
are – the wife of my days.
I’m afraid had you and I
taken a compatibility test
twenty-two years ago we
might have missed each
other, might have sold our
birthright of this future
happiness for a moment’s
hunger. Now by no means
is that the case for all, but
I believe it might have been
for us. I’m grateful you and
I were raised on just enough
old hollywood movies to be
willing to risk it all on the
fool’s word, to jump smoke-
eyed into something we are
only now beginning to see.
 
   

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21 Comments

  1. Sarah Bessey (@sarahbessey) on April 28, 2013 at 3:59 pm

    I don’t know how you do it, but you do and I’m so thankful. We’re just at the twelve-years-married marker and I still use the inappropriate language of “soulmates” and “meant to be” because, well, I want to believe it.

  2. thebeautifuldue on April 28, 2013 at 4:06 pm

    Thank you, Sarah. I don’t feel that language is inappropriate at all…don’t stop believing.

  3. Donna Coulter on April 28, 2013 at 4:22 pm

    Beautiful…

  4. Kelly @ Love Well on April 28, 2013 at 5:35 pm

    I feel this too, John. We celebrate 20 years in 3 short days. We were foolish and jumped rashly, even recklessly. And we paid for it, dearly. But God has taken the shards of our mistakes and welded them together with the gold of grace, and now we are here, totally changed. I can’t recommend our path to anyone, seeing as it was a brutal mess, most of the time. But I’m grateful to my core that this is my life.

  5. S. Etole on April 28, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    Especially touched by this.

    • thebeautifuldue on April 30, 2013 at 1:29 am

      Thank you for letting me know…it means something.

  6. Patricia Hunter on April 28, 2013 at 10:00 pm

    “willing to risk it all on the fool’s word, to jump smoke-eyed into something we are only now beginning to see.” 36 years and counting…and we’re seeing deeper still. Oh, that husbands and wives would just hold on – it’s a wild ride, to be sure, but so very worth it.

    • thebeautifuldue on April 30, 2013 at 1:30 am

      Patricia, some days its holding on or hanging in there, isn’t it? I’m encouraged by your 36 years.

  7. Diana Trautwein on April 29, 2013 at 2:36 am

    Sigh. Yes. Thank you.

  8. Michelle DeRusha on April 29, 2013 at 2:38 am

    This is lovely, John. It made me smile.

    • thebeautifuldue on April 30, 2013 at 1:31 am

      Michelle, thank you. I am glad it brought a smile.

  9. Carol Vinson on April 29, 2013 at 5:46 am

    Oh my! This is so good and so true for soapy of us. We are coming up on 32 years – we also jumped into this like with our eyes wide shut! If we had known what was in store for us we probably wouldn’t have done it as we always seem to put more emphasis on the wreckage than on the beauty.

    Thank you for reminding us to see the beauty!

    • Carol Vinson on April 29, 2013 at 5:50 am

      Blasted autocorrect!!
      ‘true for so many of us’ and ‘jumped into this life’.

      • thebeautifuldue on April 30, 2013 at 1:32 am

        Carol, ‘soapy’ made me laugh out loud – thank you! We wouldn’t know the beauty without the wreckage, huh?

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  12. Stephanie on May 21, 2013 at 1:50 am

    Absolutely beautiful.

    You have a way with words.

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