OctPoWriMo Day 8: Married Forty-Five Years


Today’s poetry prompt is love.

Coming Down the Aisle

Married Forty-five Years

It’s silly to think I’d feel the same about you as I did then.
You don’t feel the same about me, do you?

Of course not.
Then, love was so hot it scalded.

Now, when I see you, I’m warm, warmed by your sight,
warm with contentment.
We’re together; all is right with the world, at least in our little house.

I don’t want to dwell on our memories—
They remind me of what we’ve lost…
But what’s left is more than what most people ever experience.

If I have to grow old,
I’m thankful I’m growing old with you,
my very best friend.


P.S. Actually, it was so late when I looked up the prompt, I didn’t notice love is actually tomorrow’s prompt. <sigh>

About Andrea R Huelsenbeck

Andrea R Huelsenbeck is a wife, a mother of five and a former elementary general music teacher. A freelance writer in the 1990s, her nonfiction articles and book reviews appeared in Raising Arizona Kids, Christian Library Journal, and other publications. She is currently working on a young adult mystical fantasy novel and a mystery.

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