November 9, 2009

Years:

Years:

You gave me a glimpse of something grand.
You made me more than just a man.
You shine a light on my life so dark.
To heal a place in my aching heart!
To have your words wash my tears away.
To feel such love! From you each day!
I longed for things until I was very sad.
I wish for them, so I thought I was bad.
I felt foolish for dreaming, dreams of love.
Is our love going to fit me like a pair of gloves?
Is your love really beyond my wildest dream?
Is it as hopeless for me as I made it seem?
Why did I rate your love for so long?
Why did I not wake up and find you gone?
Why? Because these years you kept it strong!


Copyright ©2003 Ellis William Moore

12 comments:

TALON said...

Awww - that's love - when someone doesn't give up on you. Love every day - it's what makes the world bearable.

FALEN AKA THUNDERCAT832 said...

if more of that love existed, there would be fewer bitter sistas running around ;)

Lynn said...

Not everyone has that kind of love. Lovely valentine to your wife, Ellis.

Meredith said...

What an inspiration for me, Ellis! F. & I are approaching our one-year anniversary, and my mom recently told me marriage is all about "just hanging in there and loving no matter what." Your poem would seem to convey the same message -- albeit more beautifully. :)

Vodka and Ground Beef said...

"Why did I rate your love for so long?"

I love this line.

Jannie Funster said...

Now, THAT's what I'm talking about love. Lasting.

Lynn mentions in her comment you have a wife -- awesome. So many sad poems I thought you were single. Little did I know!

Happy day.

xo

Snaggle Tooth said...

Years says alot about endurance! Lucky you!

desk49 said...

Talon:
Yes the wife never gave up on me.

Falen:
And brothers

November 10, 2010 6:12 AM

Lynn:
And a hug and kiss to.
P.S. (from me.) LOL

Meredith:
Wow welcome back thought you run away.
Not too sure on (no matter what) but hanging in there, is good in the not so good times.

November 10, 2010 9:55 AM

Vodka:
Do we not ask that when we think of all the things we’ve done to each other.

Jannie:
Married for 35 years to one woman. She was my first and will be my last. Poetry is just that poetry.dark or light there just words.

November 12, 2010 2:33 AM

Snasggle:
Thanks

November 12, 2010 3:42 AM

bschooled said...

I love everything about this poem, Ellis.

desk49 said...

bschooled:
A big hearty thanks

JamieDedes said...

Devotion is kdy, isn't it? This is a dear and delightful poem, Ellis. Read it over twice ...

Well done ...

desk49 said...

Jamie:
To be devoted and hold on to the one you love is good as long as the one you’re holding is being good back. One-sided love will kill itself quickly.