Get Your Premium Membership

Still love

When we first met, in love we used to glide on waves of bliss like pairs of sunglow swans, now we slowly totter,and try to hide our orthopaedic socks and thick long johns. We still hold hands like back on that first date but now it's less a gesture, decades on else I'd walk off ahead then have to wait while you found something firm to lean upon. You said you'd like a skirt to match your eyes I did my very best but must confess I went to every shop but no-one buys or maybe no-one sells a bloodshot dress. you run your fingers through my hair a bit, these days I marvel just how fast it goes these greying locks ,well, what remains of it, from off my scalp and southwards to my nose. Annoying habits met with just a sigh, you snoring on the sofa after tea or ducking as my nail clippings shoot by, or leaving used bags out when making tea. Love's outer shell is merely just it's name, inside it's precious pearl remains the same.

Copyright © | Year Posted 2017




Post Comments

Poetrysoup is an environment of encouragement and growth so only provide specific positive comments that indicate what you appreciate about the poem.

Please Login to post a comment
Date: 10/13/2017 4:57:00 AM
A pleasure to read this insightful and delightful creation my friend. Life, Love, Friends, Family, Humor and Companionship , what would we be without such? Superbly done my friend... A fav..
Login to Reply
Wigley Avatar
Viv Wigley
Date: 10/17/2017 11:10:00 PM
Thanks, Robert, appreciate the visit. Hope you and family are well. Regards, Viv
Date: 10/8/2017 11:03:00 AM
How beautiful Viv, with a bit of your characteristic humor thrown in.
Login to Reply
Wigley Avatar
Viv Wigley
Date: 10/17/2017 11:10:00 PM
Thanks, James, glad you liked it. Regards, Viv
Date: 10/3/2017 3:25:00 PM
This is lovely, Viv - humorous and tender at the same time. Growing old together is a gift.
Login to Reply
Wigley Avatar
Viv Wigley
Date: 10/8/2017 1:56:00 AM
Thanks, Agnes, a gift and sometimes a chore (don't tell her I said that) Viv x
Date: 10/3/2017 7:25:00 AM
ha ha ha love it Mr Viv and this is a hilarious 'love' poem and yes we do put up with our partner's habits and they do ours lol:-) hugs jan xx
Login to Reply
Wigley Avatar
Viv Wigley
Date: 10/8/2017 1:57:00 AM
Thanks, Jan, Viv x
Date: 10/3/2017 5:42:00 AM
Viv my friend, so wonderful to see you posting... That last line sums up your poem perfectly and I guess for many who have been together for such a long time, that is love..
Login to Reply
Wigley Avatar
Viv Wigley
Date: 10/8/2017 1:57:00 AM
Cheers, S.O, hope you're well, regards, Viv