My two most favorite poems
I want to share just a taste of the poet I married.
(Do not use without permission.)
A world of darker days was mine.
(February 14, 2005)
Tradition binds as thinnest string
When duty comes to call,
Yet duty fades to second best
When honor stands us tall.
Honor fades as evening light
When oaths are spoken true.
A list of bonds all freely worn,
Where bondage frees us, too.
We each are living day by day,
Distinct yet truly bound
By all of these, and something more,
A love most gladly found.
A love that is the strongest yet
Of bonds both old and new,
A bond I seek and bear with joy,
The love I have for you.
Both written by my dear other half--John.