For Young and Old
The gray-haired feel as blessed on sunny days
as those as yet untouched by Time’s harsh ways.
Spring rains transform the earth from brown to green
for young and old and all those in-between.
Like nature, love is powerful. Its part
in every life thrives deep within the heart.
Romance exists not only for the young.
Love’s words don’t fall just from the youthful tongue.
The seasoned love can be as strong and sweet,
though stimulated less by passion’s heat.
The rose is sweet in smooth or wrinkled hand,
as is the worn or shiny wedding band.
Date written and posted: February 5, 2018
February 26, 2018, entered in Laura Loo's Your Favorite Poem Written
in February Contest
December 29, 2018, entered in Mark Toney's 2019 Poetry Marathon, Mile 6
Copyright © Janice Canerdy | Year Posted 2018