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Quartet: Distance and Time

With just 36 miles to go
    the silence became deafening,
    the afternoon dragging on into
    the everlasting evening
until your call.
With just 36 miles to go
    how could I worry so much,
    but, I did my dear, I did
    and I thank you so
for your call.
When you've only 36 miles left to get home
    I'll soon be able to thank you in person
    for your voice,
    your life
and your love.
36 minutes to show
    again how I love you,
    again how much you love me
    and how we’re made for each other.
36 minutes to show
    our love has stood the test of time,
    our lives together mean so much more
    and our future is brighter than before.

36 minutes to show
    my appreciation of you,
    my need to be part of you
    and your desire to be one with me.

Just 36 hours ago
we were as close as two can get,
      were as loving as two can be
and were as caring as two can show.
Just 36 hours ago
we held each other,
      held our breath
and held time still for a while.
Just 36 hours ago
we lived as life should be lived,
      loved as two lives should love
and learned just how far we've come.
36 years ago
    when we were young
    and our love was only a tender bud,
    how were we to know God would still allow it to grow.

36 years ago
    I felt love for the first time,
    my heart broke for the first time,
    now is our love renewed and my heart mended.

36 years ago
    life hit hard and I kept on going,
    loneliness was my new friend,
    would I have done different knowing it wasn’t our end?

Copyright © Michael Todd

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  1. Date: 6/12/2011 7:45:00 PM
    What a profound, deep and meaningful write, Michael