For the Last Thirty Years

What have I to give you? Only this:
A word soft-forged in love from my own heart,
A long embrace at end of day, a kiss
That’s had our long love in it from the start.
A painted bowl, a song, a plate of food –
All these the best I know how to create –
Are they enough for showing love or should
I seek another means to compensate
You for your constancy, your loving heart
That shelters me from all distress, all fears,
The safety of your arms at end or start
Of every day, for thirty happy years?
But it’s your deep appreciation of
The little I can give that I best love.

About janemwoodman

Singer, writer, restaurant reviewer, urban farmer, devoted lover of my husband....old and getting happier all the time.
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