Forever stretches a long, long way,
back in time, back to yesterday,
when we two in youths rude health,
we're smitten with love and natures wealth
our treasure trove, our deposit account,
poor in cash but our riches did mount.
With every passing year we'd see
our lives enriched with children, three.
And, now the decades have moved on,
our loyalty bonus is our first grandson.
The dividends our love has paid
are set in a tapestry with gold inlaid,
all set about with a silver frame
and, stitched across my heart, your name.
And now in our dusk years of not so healthy,
we look on those who think they're wealthy,
and smile a smile of no regret
counting our blessings since that day we met.
Copyright © John Jones | Year Posted 2020
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