Eighty Years

Written by: ilene bauer

Thirty-eight years ago, on today’s date,
I first met my husband, and he’s still my mate.
We’ll go out to dinner and surely we’ll toast,
For we’ve been together much longer than most.

But there are some couples who put us to shame
And one in particular’s found some acclaim;
For they have been married, through joy and through tears,
Much longer than anyone else – eighty years!

That’s surely a record and they take the prize.
They both must be loving and patient and wise;
Or else, as the cynic in me might just scoff,
They get through their days with their hearing aids off!