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Timeless Love

They met at first around sixteen,while they were in their teens.
A young man tall and handsome, a girl with many dreams.
Years later they did meet again this time he was smitten.
It took some time to hook this girl, eventually their history written.

He had a plan to marry her and move her from her home.
She'd have to leave her roots, the only thing she'd known.
Leave her home and family was what she had to do,
The love they shared was eternal even though it 'twas brand new.

This love they shared was a gift,their faith was also strong
They both loved many similar things like fishing, books and song.
Seven children blessed their lives, they started their own tree
So strong this love they shared, became one large family. 

Both worked hard to raise them, devoted to each one,
They shared their love equally to each daughter and each son.
Education and faith were important, practiced with daily prayer
They fed and clothed this family with love and tremendous care

Each child was very different and different paths they took.
Educators, artists, builders, Lawyers and even cooks.
Each child found their partners, some added children to each branch.
All love music, all loved to read, a few even like to dance.

Their children had more children and the two were greatly blessed,
With lovely grandchildren with many traits that both these two possessed
What remained from the love they shared twas passed down through the line
A love this strong must be shared and it surpassed all time

Four generations have now developed from these two whose love began
So many years before when both had shared a plan.
Each twig shares a piece and resembles one or the other
For this love story that's been described was about a Father and Mother

I'd love to say they share a life together here today
But God had different plans in mind, for one he took away
The void he left was devastating to everyone you see
Hardest on the one for which he shared atop the tree

The plan these two created at the time they were entwined
Continues on by one so strong , who giveth all of her time
To the tree these two created which grows branches to this day
The love created by these two shall never go

Copyright © | Year Posted 2013

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Date: 4/16/2013 12:56:00 AM
Simply beautiful, Jennifer. No wonder you scored a first place win in Andrea's competition. My kind of poetry, my friend. Well done :)
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Date: 4/15/2013 10:07:00 PM
Ah, what a very beautiful love story this one-- one that everyone wishes to have and they are indeed so blessed to have had such a love story-- this made me smile--your title is so right on, timeless indeed! I am really glad to read this, no wonder Andrea faved it... btw I read your comment on mine, oh shucks :( I didn't mean to, but honestly, I was really touched that you cried... thank you for reading my poem :) how cool btw that we both wrote on love relating to trees...
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Date: 4/15/2013 9:28:00 PM
Hi Jennifer, wow.. another lovely winning poem, Congratulations with your awesome #1. I love many of Andrea's favorite poems. always~ Good Night* PD
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Date: 4/15/2013 3:11:00 PM
congrats on your winning fave poem, truly a story of 'timeless love' :)
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Date: 4/15/2013 1:55:00 PM
Congrats on your win JMO
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Date: 4/15/2013 6:20:00 AM
This is absolutely beautiful, Jennifer. Its going to my fave list.
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Date: 4/14/2013 11:25:00 PM
A lovely poem to pass down to the family. Congratulations on your wonderful win.
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Date: 4/14/2013 9:15:00 PM
beautiful, congrats on making Andrea's winning list with this gem
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Date: 4/14/2013 8:37:00 PM
Amazing, such a beautiful love story, congratulations. Terry xoxo
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Date: 4/14/2013 5:31:00 PM
I suspect this is about your parents or grandparents. Lovingly written and touching. Congratulations. Love, Joyce
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Jennifer Marie Oliver
Date: 4/14/2013 5:56:00 PM
Yes my parents. True story. He hooked her while fishing.
Date: 4/14/2013 12:01:00 PM
Excellent poem and story my dear friend Jennifer. So enjoyed reading it and thanks a lot for sharing. Big warm congratulations on your grand win! Cheers! love and hugs, Leonora
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Date: 4/14/2013 10:38:00 AM
many congratulations on your double win Jennifer , first as a fave and now this xx
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Date: 3/1/2013 7:44:00 PM
Jennifer, a lovely poem~ always & forever ;-) LINDA
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Date: 2/28/2013 3:45:00 PM
Oh.. The Love sent chills up my spine! That is a beautiful write! I love the LOVE! I think I'm going to Fav it! :o) Just beautiful....
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