ANNIVERSARY

Anniversary

Fifty five years itís been today
since we were wed.
I reflect on all those years
and I can only feel happiness.

I remember that first day.
No fancy wedding, just us
and the Justice of the Peace.
We had to borrow a witness.

After the wedding I went back
to work and you went
grocery shopping and to our
one room apartment.

That evening your mother and
father came by
to wish us well,
our first visitors.

No honeymoon, no fancy dinner,
nothing, nothing.
I had made you a promise,
so impossible to keep.

That someday I would make
for what I knew you deserved.
But how? For as the years went
by the dream did not flower.

You never cared, two
beautiful children
Made you so happy,
you needed nothing else.

You would have been content,
happy,
if that was all there ever was.
Fate had other plans.

We had so many honeymoons,
so many fancy balls.
So many feasts, so many partyís
Life was so good.

You enjoyed them all. We enjoyed
then all.
I reflect on all those years
and I can only feel happiness.

Jack Leach May 20, 2008

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