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Below is the poem entitled 59th WEDDING ANNIVERSARY which was written by poet daver austin. Please feel free to comment on this poem. However, please remember, PoetrySoup is a place of encouragement and growth.

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Forgot the anniversary
Or nearly did
Had I –
There would have been no loud words
Not even weeping
After all these years  (I’m thinking)
Expectations stale
Fond smiles are few    but
There would be a certain period of contemplation
The entire house quiet
The cats? – how do they pick-up vibes? –
The cats are in hiding
The air? – our house is not large – sultry
Just a hint of ash
Vesuvius threatening
The old saying – “Silence speaks   at times
And this for several days
The bill will be tremendous!
Dinner out
A show – Broadway if available
Belated gifts
Everything I do is noticed    criticized
After a month we’re back to normal
How boring
Wasn’t that fun                                        

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  1. Date: 6/4/2011 4:47:00 AM
    Hope all's going well, Daver! When moody silence surrounds, it reverberates in a most peculiar way. Empty spaces for reflection? Made me smile...thank you! Best to you and yours, Love, Mikki

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    Date: 6/7/2011 3:00:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    The 60th is coming up in October. I'm trying to plan a good time on a pitiful pocketbook. Cats are eating up all our money, but we do love our kitties. Love, daver
  1. Date: 10/29/2010 1:12:00 PM
    Wow ..... a month! Mark your calendar for that 60th Anniversary! Nicely written Narrative, it made me giggle. Thanks.

  1. Date: 10/24/2010 7:39:00 AM
    Excellent! Watch out for the 60th! It was fun to read.

  1. Date: 10/21/2010 2:33:00 PM
    Dave, just me again :D~Please don't apologize for the made a lot of sense with your reply--it's an old song title, which is super cool!~Chris

  1. Date: 10/21/2010 8:56:00 AM
    Well Daver u have done it again .. a super duper write keeping us on the edge of our seats while reading it luv.. enjoyed your poetry today with its creative theme..luv..

  1. Date: 10/20/2010 7:39:00 PM
    hahaha, oh, my Daver, you are so BLUNT and so much like me. that is why I adore you!

  1. Date: 10/20/2010 5:36:00 PM
    Oh, yes, dear Daver, silence speaks volumes. You won't be forgetting the sixtieth anniversary, will you? If so, a world cruise might be required to repair the damage. I love your sense of humor, my friend. Love, Carolyn

  1. Date: 10/20/2010 5:05:00 PM
    Now I'll be up all night thinking of what it would have been like Dave...I laughed when I read this and thought; what I would give to say I was married that long...I know, I know....yadda yadda yadda ! *smiles* God bless ya ! much love, james

  1. Date: 10/20/2010 1:15:00 PM
    Hi Daver, Had to come read's been a while..This is why I love poetry..being able to voice your truths and you always do so wonderfully! 59 years is beyond awesome! As for the intermittent erruptions, they are just to let you know your love still lives!! Love you, Audrey

  1. Date: 10/20/2010 12:16:00 PM
    Those last two lines stole the show!!!! Loved this honest admission...........akkk!! Men do find themselves in the doghouse,....even after 59 years!!! :) Loved it!! You have made my husband feel much better!!

  1. Date: 10/20/2010 12:04:00 PM
    Ha! Oh my, how well you expressed the mundane aspects of the 'routine.' The cats picking up the vibes was a great addition to the imagery of the silent Vesuvius brewing underneath. How many hours? Days? A month? Haha!~Chris