Winter's Weathered Hue
The wonder of your smile is always there,
just like you gave me on that special day,
when first I saw you on my front porch stair...
your smile imprinted in my heart to stay.
Just as in spring and summer long ago,
and then in later years, your smile assured
my joy of knowing our love stayed aglow...
and now, past autumn years has still endured.
The sparkle of your smile from first-love throes,
and blissful wedding day we said 'I do',
still lingers in my heart, although now shows
a special glaze from winter’s weathered hue.
The wonder of your smile in early years
that glowed with brilliance like untarnished gold...
became my treasured prize and now appears
with warm patina-sheen as we grow old.
Though years have flown and age has had its way...
your antique smile now etched with lines anew,
and lustered with the wear of each new day
brings priceless meaning to my love for you.
July 1, 2018
For Contest, 'My Friend, My Love', sponsored by Julie Leigh Rodeheaver
Copyright © Sandra Haight | Year Posted 2018