By Rick Rucker
My wife had told me about her boss,
That, to not meet her, would be my loss,
I stopped by to see my Honey,
Something silly, like to give her money,
She said, as long as I was there,
She would introduce me to “Mad”, in her office, there,
Madeline was her real name,
Around my house, she had some fame,
My wife was willing to offer a bet,
That Mad could walk on water, without getting wet!
My wife was not given to hyperbole,
But she was understating, to a great degree!
Mad was wearing a necklace, and rings,
I furtively tried to see if she had Wings!
Not mere flattery,
She had more power than a battery!
It was impossible to define,
But I was intoxicated, and I had not drunk any wine,
On that day, my Life was changed,
All that I had built, was rearranged!
Feeling like a scene from “The Bishop’s Wife,”
She became, what she called, “my second wife,”
Mad played “Dudley”, the Angel that had been sent here,
To show the way, the path clear,
She and I were completely Platonic,
But for me, she was a tonic,
Her contagious effervescence,
And her Magical iridescence,
Changed my Life for all time,
Awakened feelings, so sublime!
Though I am of this Earth,
She multiplied my feelings of self worth,
Mad moved away, my wife died,
Over both things, I have cried,
But she made me more,
Than I ever had been before,
Her memory kept me going through the darkest night,
With that Otherworldly light,
Perhaps, her job here,
To get me through, the Loss and Fear,
To keep me looking for what I have found,
The most glorious Love around!
And when I meet my Ultimate Fate,
I know that there will be a guide, at the Pearly Gate,
Of Pure Spirit, an Angelic essence,
With that Heavenly iridescence!