Friday, February 15, 2013

Love Story


I can’t speak of love and be believable.
It’s all bells and confetti and “he’s the one!”

I saw him kneeling in an aisle at a discount store.
He looked up,our eyes met, and something
inside my head said, this is the man
I’m going to marry.  He was the first man

I couldn’t get enough of…his face, his eyes,
his voice, his body, his spirit.  He opened me
to love and it was everywhere. My life
became a wonder, an adventure.

He made me feel like an eagle soaring
instead of the broken bird I thought I was. 
He lifted me up to a place where I take hold
of every minute and squeeze. 

For forty-three years I have soared and he
is always amazed at me.  Even the days
that are sad or troubled
leave me with a soft landing in his arms.
No you won’t believe
my story of love for I can’t believe it myself.

23 comments:

Willow said...

An ode to a marriage. Beautifully written, conveyed. The spark is evident in your earliest photo, and has lived through all these years.

Anonymous said...

Beautiful poem, Judy!

I just love that picture...I can see the warmth / love on both of your faces!

Mary said...

That last comment was mine!

Loredana Donovan said...

Aww what a lovely poem and photo! You both look so happy and in love :)

Grace said...

What a handsome and beautiful pair of lovers ~ I believe you and raising my glass to both of you ~ Love this ~

Charleen said...

How sweet! I love happy love stories. I hope my marriage will be as sweet.

Magical Mystical Teacher said...

Now THIS is a love story!

ND Mitchell said...

Lovely-43 years is something special. Worth celebrating. You have something to believe in :-)

rch said...

Awesome tribute about true love.

anthonynorth said...

Beautiful words. I'm coming up to my 36th in a couple of months.

Hannah said...

This brings me to tears!! Happy ones for you sad ones for those that will never know this kind of pure love...such a beautiful, sweet telling, Judy and what a gorgeous couple you are!! I love the photo of you, tow. Thank you so much for sharing your art, photo and heart with us, Judy. ♥

Kerry O'Connor said...

This is really special, Judy. While sharing your love story, you never took your eye off the ball and delivered a fine example of free verse.

Marian said...

this IS really special, and that photo? incredible! beautiful! love it.

Fireblossom said...

What a wonderful tribute. I'm so pleased that you chose to link it up to Toads today. :-)

Susie Clevenger said...

So beautiful..I have been married for 42 years and I am so thankful he is my soft place to fall when life hurts.

Sherry Blue Sky said...

I adore happy love stories. 43 years and you still amaze him. That is so heartwarming. You are both so happy in the photo!

Susan said...

I believe it, tho the meeting seems so improbable (or maybe because of that).

Karen said...

Oh, and how blessed you are to have that soft landing!

I'm 40 years married and deeply blessed!

Peggy said...

Wonderful Judy. I know you and Bill are one of those great love stories. So well written and I think it fits the free verse prompt well.

Kim Nelson said...

It does not get better than this. You convey it beautifully, Judy.

Mixi said...

This one just made me go "awwww".. and the picture at the end put into an image everything you conveyed through your words before it...

Happy endings and stories of everlasting love are a great way to start a week!

Loved it!

SaraV said...

Judy, so happy for you and your husband, a wonderful poem! Big smiles for you both. That photo is sweet, you can really see the love :-)

Akila G said...

love for love's sake and i guess that is the secret for successful relationships culminating into a never - ending wedded bliss! :)

Awesome...simple and straight from the heart.

Wish you both more of love and togetherness!!