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An Aging Wife

I look at her and I can see
a woman approaching slowly 
the land of old age, her 
night-black hair invaded by
lonely grey strands, stragglers
of an approaching army, a 
relentless force built over
sixty years, stealing bits of 
her beauty, loosening her
skin, lightening her bones.

I now can easily see the old woman
she will become, and while I miss her
light-stepping, insouciant youth
which pulled both heart and body,
at last I can hear love's secret sound
as she draws my soul ever closer.

(May, 2015)











































Copyright © | Year Posted 2015




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Date: 4/14/2018 10:04:00 AM
Congratulations on your win with this beautiful romantic and heart-touching poem! So sweet.
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L. J. Carber
Date: 4/14/2018 10:45:00 AM
Thank you, Susan, I'm glad you liked it!.
Date: 3/6/2018 9:54:00 PM
A most romantic poem. Beautiful, L.J. Congrats on your most deserved win.
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L. J. Carber
Date: 3/7/2018 12:47:00 PM
Thank you, Line, as always your kind words are much appreciated!
Date: 2/26/2018 11:48:00 PM
Ahhh, the beauty of love at any age, but it seems to grow stronger over the years. This is quite beautiful L.J. Congratulations on your first placement! : )
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L. J. Carber
Date: 2/27/2018 12:40:00 PM
I'm not sure love grows stronger with age, but it seems we become more 'seasoned' and appreciative of the blessing (miracle?) that love is, and perhaps more aware of its incredible transcendent quality-- I'm glad you like it, Connie, thank you!
Date: 2/26/2018 7:00:00 PM
Hi L.J. Congratulations on your first place win in the contest, most deserved with this wonderful piece....Mike.
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L. J. Carber
Date: 2/27/2018 12:41:00 PM
Thanks Mike, I very much appreciate it!
Date: 2/26/2018 5:29:00 AM
so sweet filled with heartwarming love, thank you and congrats : )-luloo
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L. J. Carber
Date: 2/26/2018 11:00:00 AM
Thank you, Laura, for the kind words, and thank you for the honor!
Date: 2/13/2018 11:12:00 PM
Congratulations on your win, L.J. ! Hugs Eve ~`*
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L. J. Carber
Date: 2/14/2018 1:10:00 PM
Thank you, Eve, I appreciate it.
Date: 2/13/2018 3:23:00 AM
- What's more beautiful than a poem of love, L.J. - Congratulations on your wonderful poem - hugs // Anne-Lise :)
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L. J. Carber
Date: 2/13/2018 9:55:00 AM
Thank you, Anne-Lise, I appreciate your kind words.
Date: 2/12/2018 5:34:00 PM
Congratulations on your placement in the contest..
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L. J. Carber
Date: 2/13/2018 9:55:00 AM
Thank you, Silent One
Date: 11/23/2017 2:28:00 AM
Blessings and congratulations on your wonderful win, LJ - keep up the great work, my friend! :-)
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L. J. Carber
Date: 11/23/2017 8:29:00 AM
Thank you,Gregory (and wow!2:28 AM! I thought I was a night owl!)
Date: 11/21/2017 5:32:00 PM
Very beautifully written Len congrats on your win:-) hugs Jan xx
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L. J. Carber
Date: 11/22/2017 10:05:00 AM
Thank you, Jan, I really appreciate it!
Date: 11/19/2017 10:10:00 PM
Congrats again on your very well deserved win, L.J.
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L. J. Carber
Date: 11/20/2017 8:52:00 AM
Thank you, it is much appreciated!
Date: 10/5/2017 7:56:00 AM
Blessings and congratulations on your well-deserved win, my friend - great stuff! :-)
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L. J. Carber
Date: 10/5/2017 9:59:00 AM
Thank you, Gergory!
Date: 10/4/2017 9:16:00 PM
Aging with grace and beauty, both your wife and your love for her. A really beautiful write L.J. Enjoyed! Congratulations on your fine win!
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L. J. Carber
Date: 10/5/2017 9:59:00 AM
Thanks Susan, I appreciate it!
Date: 10/4/2017 1:40:00 PM
LJ, there is a beauty in aging, love your poem, congratulations !
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L. J. Carber
Date: 10/5/2017 10:01:00 AM
Thanks Broken Wings-- and you're so right, there is a beauty in aging-- perhaps because it is easier to see the soul than in youth....
Date: 10/4/2017 12:08:00 PM
Congratulations on your win !
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L. J. Carber
Date: 10/5/2017 10:02:00 AM
Thanks Eve!
Date: 10/4/2017 7:11:00 AM
Congratulations on your placement in the contest..
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L. J. Carber
Date: 10/4/2017 9:01:00 AM
Thank you, Silent One, much appreciated
Date: 9/19/2017 8:23:00 PM
What a lovely poem. Well crafted.
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L. J. Carber
Date: 9/20/2017 9:02:00 AM
Thank you, L.G., I'm very glad you liked it.
Date: 12/19/2016 2:15:00 PM
I am a sixty four year old who fits your description, some. Thank you for being kind and loving in the end. Congratulations.
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L. J. Carber
Date: 12/19/2016 4:12:00 PM
Well, Janis, this old poet is almost 70, and that puts me in a continual state of shock! And the 40 years with my wife seem more like 4 months-- I think that is the miracle of human love as it transcends time itself.
Date: 12/19/2016 9:05:00 AM
Congratulations, Len! Well done! ...Fran
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Date: 10/14/2016 6:11:00 AM
Wonderful poem, a big congratulations on your first place win Len! MC
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L. J. Carber
Date: 10/14/2016 2:58:00 PM
Thank you, MC!
Date: 10/12/2016 11:29:00 AM
Beautifully written, congratulations.
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L. J. Carber
Date: 10/13/2016 8:29:00 AM
Thank you, Anna-Marie!
Date: 10/12/2016 10:19:00 AM
True love is not of fairy tales. Your poem expresses the truth of lasting love. This is exquisite !!
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L. J. Carber
Date: 10/13/2016 8:30:00 AM
Thanks Carrie, I'm happy you liked it-- no one can put the universe that is love in words, but I feel good if I can at least hint at it.
Date: 10/12/2016 5:43:00 AM
This is a true defining of love. Congratulations on your top placement. SuZ
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L. J. Carber
Date: 10/12/2016 9:52:00 AM
Thanks, SuZ-- I much appreciate it.
Date: 10/11/2016 7:58:00 PM
Such beautiful poetry, sustaining love's many seasons does lead to winter eventually, but your love shines like summer sun. A most touching write. Congratulations ... CayCay
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L. J. Carber
Date: 10/12/2016 9:51:00 AM
Thanks CayCay (love your name!)
Date: 12/17/2015 12:58:00 PM
LEN, CONGRATULATIONS on your nice win. ~SKAT~
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