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The Prize I Least Deserved

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The Prize I Least Deserved

I wrote this for my wife knowing she was the greatest prize of all.

I've taken part in games and sport,
I've crossed many a winning line.
I've battled hard to win a race,
Knowing the prize was mine!

I've triumphed much against the odds
When my chances were less than nil.
I've come up trumps, when all seemed lost
At the bottom of a long steep hill.

I've fought and won when the price was right!
I've worn the victor's crown.
I worked really hard to achieve all of this,
Not letting many folks down.

Yet the prize I least deserved was you;
My darling, my sweet wife.
You gave me love and you gave me hope,
To last me all of my life!

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  1. Date: 11/18/2009 8:33:00 AM
    What a wonderful tribute to your wife. She must have been thrilled to read this. Nice use of rhyme for an uplifting view. Thank you for sharing this poem with us and for your kind words on mine. Keep on writing! Karen

  1. Date: 9/28/2009 8:05:00 AM
    Thank you for sharing your heartfelt poetry Robert. Wishing you the best in your writing endeavors. Love, Carol

  1. Date: 9/27/2009 5:57:00 AM
    Beautifully penned tribute to your wife. I know that she appreciates your work. Keep writing. Sara