Have you met my Merry,
My lover with the big blue eyes,
With beauty and personality
As sunny as God’s open skies?
My Merry girl is one of a kind
For God won’t make another.
It’s just too easy to fall for her;
All the world wants to be her lover.
Year after year she stayed with me
In spite of reasons to run for cover.
She stood by me and shared her love;
God alone knows how much I love her.
Through 30 years in the Marine Corps
And five children to whom she is mother
Merry shared of herself and loved us all.
For all time we’ll stand and say, “I love her.”
With snow on the roof and less fire in the belly,
Whether feet in the dirt or at high angelic hover,
She was my partner throughout this life
And for all eternity I will always love her.
But time moves on and we must follow,
For God has His own plan, straight and true.
Yet down through the hallways of all time
Will yet come this whisper, “Merry, I love you.”
by E. Marshall Evans