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Our Love Through The Years

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Our Love Through The Years

(I'm very honored to have collaborated with my wonderful and "beautiful" friend and poet   on this poem about the evolution of a relationship.  It was fun and rewarding and she's a doll to have put up with waiting for my responses!!)

From that night when I chased around the room to get your name; 
From when my eyes teased and enticed you to play a lover's game. 
I thought that you were too perfect, to ever notice me. 
Yet there was a sweetness in your smile that wouldn’t let me be. 

Strangers talking and laughing for hours about … everything - 
Each word a hidden promise the joy knowing you would bring . 
I hated myself for thinking "Is this too good to be true?" 
"Am I insane to think I've found my universe in you?" 

But each day I found more love in you - more a kindred spirit. 
You had me reeling, feeling eternal love I would inherit. 
The day you said you'd marry me was beyond my wildest dreams. 
I knew in my heart of hearts, we'd swim in passion's streams . 

So many years have flown since that time when love was new, 
The time when every single kiss refreshed like the morning dew, 
But time has stolen that magic thrill - it has gone away 
Bereft, I sit agonizing about what to do or say. 

And yet, my love, I wonder, are those thrills just childish things? 
Are they meant to be only saved for years of youthful flings, 
And for our aging memories to delightfully recall? 
Is our love and life like seasons - like springtime is to fall? 

My darling, I know the answer to all of this that is your musing, 
We can define the hue of love with words of our own choosing. 
In each and every stage of life, love has its depth and grace, 
And even now, it is displayed with such beauty on your face. 

Tis true, I do believe with time love takes a different glow, 
It shines a softer light in place of dancing gaudy show. 
But this we must never forget, always to remember, 
Love is a soft hand on the cheek, a deep kiss that is tender. 

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  1. Date: 2/11/2014 6:36:00 PM
    Way to go with this great winning work..Congrats.,.Sara

  1. Date: 2/11/2014 2:05:00 PM
    Two wins for Eileen! Not forgetting you, either Craig. Perfect blending. I couldn't see any style differences at all. Congratulations!

  1. Date: 2/8/2014 10:01:00 PM
    Yes..flawless....you two blend like strawberries and cream...yummy...really enjoyed you two...

  1. Date: 2/5/2014 2:49:00 PM
    What a wonderful dual effort this turned out to be.......the love and beauty shines from every stanza. You two are amazing as collab writers....you should do a road show together!!! :) Love this!

  1. Date: 2/4/2014 12:19:00 AM
    This DOLL loved collaborating with you, Craig....an honor.....You are an amazing poet. Thank you for asking. That in itself gave my writer's heart such a boost of confidence. Love how this turned out!!! Hugs

    Manassian Avatar Eileen Manassian
    Date: 2/6/2014 2:55:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Carrie....thanks ever so much....That blending is so important. So glad you like it...Hugs
    Richards Avatar Carrie Richards
    Date: 2/5/2014 2:51:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Eileen........what a wonderful poem this collaboration turned out to be....I cannot tell where each of you begins or finishes, ......each stanza blends like colors of the rainbow! Just lovely !!
  1. Date: 2/3/2014 3:03:00 PM
    I saw it under Eileen first; and it took my breathe away. I won't leave the same paragraph; but I did want you to know how amazing it is. Craig I'm sure you know that my daughters are my life; so it would mean a great deal to me if you would pass by her, ILyeza Thomas, and read her two newest poems. I am not just asking just anyone of course; I trust your character enough to request this.

  1. Date: 2/3/2014 4:09:00 AM
    Awesomeness! I just commented on her page, beautiful, beautiful!!!

  1. Date: 2/1/2014 8:40:00 PM
    Graig; This is an awesome poem. When two people have this kind of love , nothing can seperate them, Love is beautiful and so is life. Blessings.... Lucilla

  1. Date: 1/31/2014 12:17:00 PM
    - A really beautiful poem, Craig - true love lasts forever - both in joy and sorrow! - Have a pleasant weekend, relax!! - oxox // Anne-Lise :)