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As Love Grows Older

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As Love Grows Older

Darling,

Forty seven years ago, young and in love.
We fell in love on the Bobo-lo Boat.
A mutual acquaintance arranged our date.
I was eighteen and you were twenty.
You took my breath away as our eyes met,
And I must say Dear, you still do today.

Way too young to marry our parents pled mercifully.
We insisted, married, and then you went away.
The Vietnam War parted us physically,
But our love letters tied our hearts-
Tears, warm feelings in waiting hearts.

Many decades have past since our first date.
Love was worth fighting for, being brave for.
We've been through the good and the ugly.
We've learned, and built, and grew together.
I believe our true love conquered it all.

I adore seeing old people still in love-
Smiling, holding hands, and talking,
Opening a door for his sweet girl,
A gentle touch and a kiss on her crepe cheek,
Then I remember we're the old people, my dear.
Our hearts still tied together with love,
Even after all these years.

Forever Always my darling.


For Heather Ober's contest, 'Love Letters'
And For Gail Doyle's contest, 'Reflections Of You'

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  1. Date: 5/24/2013 3:44:00 PM
    Wonderful love story! Congrad's on your win, Light & Love

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 5/24/2013 5:58:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Debbie thank you for your congratulatory comment. Much appreciated. Have a great weekend. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 5/24/2013 2:56:00 PM
    Nice poems and well deserved top win... Congrats...

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 5/24/2013 5:59:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Chuma thank you for your congratulatory comment. Much appreciated. Have a great weekend. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 5/24/2013 1:54:00 PM
    Yep, it's still there! I relate completely. Congratulations!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 5/24/2013 6:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Roy thank you for your congratulatory comment. Much appreciated. Have a great weekend. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 5/24/2013 1:32:00 PM
    Connie, congratulations on your winning poem... a great "Love Letter" entry. always ~Linda

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 5/24/2013 6:01:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your congratulatory comment. Much appreciated. Have a great weekend. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 5/24/2013 11:06:00 AM
    Congratulations on your wonderful win Connie xx

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 5/24/2013 6:05:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Mandy thank you for your congratulatory comment. Much appreciated. Have a great weekend. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 5/24/2013 9:58:00 AM
    Wow, you guys bring tears, what a heartfelt write!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 5/24/2013 6:08:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Craig thank your for your congratulatory comment. Much appreciated. Have a great weekend. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 5/24/2013 9:26:00 AM
    Oh, Wow........this is so close to my own story.......and yes, we too were the same ages as you were when we married all those years ago.....we have endured many hard and wonderful times, just as you ....you told a beautiful story of what real love should be. Wonderful, Connie!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 5/24/2013 9:47:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    It's is the youthfulness and carefree energies of love that we use to have that I miss. Connie
    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 5/24/2013 9:43:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    (Carrie The last message went to your reply area instead of Heather reply area.) Thank you Carrie for your congratulatory comment. I'd love to have, if not only one day, the innocence of youthfulness that brings vibrant energy. Warm Smiles, Connie
    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 5/24/2013 9:30:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for the first place win. I'm happy that you felt the reality and the love I tried to convey in this poem. I truly enjoyed writing about hearts tied together forever and always? Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 5/24/2013 9:13:00 AM
    Connie, this poem is so many things: touching, heartfelt, and so REAL. This is exactly the kind of entry I was hoping for when I created this contest! Big congrats on your 1st place win in my contest :)

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 5/24/2013 6:10:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Heather for my first place win. I appreciate that you thought it worthy enough. It means a lot. Have a great weekend. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 5/1/2013 4:41:00 PM
    very touching and beautiful! how lucky you are!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 5/2/2013 5:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes we are lucky. I have a selfless and very caring husband. Thank you Ilene for stopping by. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 5/1/2013 2:49:00 PM
    This is a tremendous and wonderful write my friend! I am amazed by this significance of this poem, you have brought love to the forefront and filled us with your tenderness of it! What a lovely and loving piece Connie, Great Work!!

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 5/2/2013 5:32:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Russell you comment touches my heart. We practically grew up together marrying so young. Warm Smiles, Connie
  1. Date: 5/1/2013 2:39:00 PM
    Superb touching piece !

    Gildersleeve Avatar Connie Gildersleeve
    Date: 5/2/2013 5:33:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Nigel thank you for stopping by and for your wonderful comment much appreciated. Warm Smiles, Connie