Romance Poetry posted March 7, 2019

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We found one another headed into our Silver Years.

Together into Our Silver Season

by A. Willow Bends

both headed toward our silver years
both married twice before
had our share of trials and tears
dare we try this one time more?

he, athletic-me, quite not
adrenaline, his daily shot
and what baggage we've both got!

dare we pack it in together,
can we weather it?

red flags appeared from here and there
we entered this with extreme care
respect, patience, trust and love
and a heartfelt prayer to HIM above

sense of humor that we share
sense of adventure
we didn't care what others thought
(well, not much)
there are grown children we love and such

yet, life is short and at our ages, we still yearn gently
there are not so many pages left to turn
so we opened up a chapter and started a new story
lo and behold, found happiness
found in each other glory
our family, friends and loved ones
applauded our faithful leap
to have, to hold, to cherish, to honor and to keep

occasionally we sing or dance for simply no real reason
besides to celebrate as ONE in our shining silver season

Unexpected Romance writing prompt entry
Writing Prompt
The topic for this contest is: Unexpected Romance. For poetry or prose. The story brings two people together, two people who don't necessarily realize that they belong together but the audience is rooting for them.

And here we are, now going on 3 years married and happily so. All the odds were against us. The statistics out there screamed DON'T. Our hearts and minds told us it was right and would be fine. And it is. So right and so fine.

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