A Haiku - Xenon Couple

Some couples are as rare as xenon.

Maid of the Universe.
Maid of the Universe. | Source
The children remember what we have meant to them.
The children remember what we have meant to them. | Source
Time either ages one, or it mellows what is left.
Time either ages one, or it mellows what is left. | Source

Q.: What is so rare as a day in June? A.: A couple as rare as xenon.


Knowing you are rare,

As rare as xenon gas is,

I latched on to you.


Knowing I am rare,

With two children needing love,

You latched on to us.


Now, with children grown,

Their report of how we did,

Shows a couple rare.


How rare?, you ask me,

Ask them instead of ask me.

One to 1, 5, 7.


Millions try their best,

But, we unlike all the rest,

Added two plus three.


Our problems unique,

Not compared to other folks;

Just doing our best.


Within the U. S.,

3-40 million people,

Just the two of us.

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Note: Xenon is a gas, colorless and inert, a heavy element in air where it is 1 part by volume in 170 million parts, just as an American husband and wife are two people in what will soon enough be a USA population of 340 million. Each married couple is unique with its own unique challenges, though it exists as a very small part of the whole.

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© 2012 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.


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PHILLYDREAMER 4 years ago from Lodi, New Jersey

I don't think the Xenon reference is a real romantic one unless you guys are both chemist, but the sentiment was really nice. Are you guys chemist?


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Angelme566 4 years ago

Beautiful Haiku and beautiful pictures too ! Would you mind if i ask , who is that woman in there , is she your wife sir ! She looks like a Filipina , is she ? Thanks..


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

PHILLYDREAMER: She is the subject of "Once Upon A Throne" which will tell you a lot about her in that biographical account, including the fact that she receivd her RN and MD in Laos studying western )French) medicine. We both studied chemistry in high school and college and I studied engineering and history (my degree).


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Angelme566: See the note to Phillydreamer above, enjoy what you find, and then ask me all the questions it raises. Thanks for your kind comments and interest. I just read one of your latest Hubs and enjoyed it as you will see from my comment.


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Mhatter99 4 years ago from San Francisco

3-5-7 haiku - also very popular:

Silently

A familiar breeze

Again kisses me goodbye


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Gypsy Rose Lee 4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

Voted up. May your love be as light Xenon and eternally lasting and wonderful.


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond Author

Gypsy Rose Lee: and the same to you and yours.


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

so sweet and romantic...love your love story and your constant devotion to your wife...

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