And thus in forest splendid
I first laid eyes on you
My life was changed forever
Beneath that sky so blue.
For I have lain beside you
These forty years in peace
Yet I would lay for forty more
And thank each day for such increase.
For lonely I could be no more
Your heart is locked in me
And even when we flee this place
Wrapped in my love you’ll always be.
We move through life so much as one
Our thread reflects our love
And if I should depart here first
You’ll find me waiting up above.
My life has felt so lucky
Great loves get written of in poems
But our love is as great as all
No need to pen in tomes.
And gaze I now at your beauty
As fresh as the day we met
I can never imagine what brought you
But I thank the Heavens yet.
©Joe Wilson – That long, long thread…2016