The Best with You

They had each other

That was what mattered

The most

Together for what seemed

Like a lifetime and more

That Valentine’s had become

A tradition they shared

All through the years

Nothing more than candles

Wine and roses

Champagne and dancing

To their old 45s

But it was a great way

To celebrate the long road

They had traveled together

That first morning

It was in autumn

That she’d seen

The boy next door

Raking all those leaves

It was in the winter

That they had built snowmen

And it was in the spring

When flowers bloomed all around

That they had exchanged

Their first I love you’s

Summertime brought their wedding

Several years down the road

And each new morning that dawned

It was like the first time they had met

Never a doubt that nighttime

Would bring them back together

When day was done

Now it seemed so many

Seasons had come and gone

But there was never any doubt

That they would stay together

Just the two of them

Not blessed with children

They were blessed

With undying love

Now as another Valentine’s

Was coming

They looked at one another

And saw only what they had seen

So many years before

When they kissed it was always

As it had been the first time

And they never went anywhere

Unless it was hand in hand

This Valentine’s he surprised her

With a roomful of red balloons

She filled the room

With scented candles

They toasted to their love

And danced the night away

It was time to reflect again

To take a walk down memory lane

He remembered and she remembered

Together they agreed

That no matter what had come before

These were the best of days

That they were experiencing now

And so much more to look forward to

As their love just grew and grew

© 2014 Gypsy Rose Lee

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Ann1Az2 3 years ago from Orange, Texas

A touching and poignant poem. Love that lasts is so rare these days! Well done.

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Truly beautiful Rasma and has your name stamped all over it. voted up, shared and I now wish you a wonderful day and send you loads of love from Wales.


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AudreyHowitt 3 years ago from California

Beautiful Rasma! And Happy Valentine's to you!

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jhamann 3 years ago from Reno NV

Happy Valetines Day! Beautifully written and a pleasure to read Gypsy. Jamie

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Minnetonka Twin 3 years ago from Minnesota

So beautiful and romantic. Your poem really reminds us of what it's all about. Taking each day and each moment as a blessing. Voted up and hit many buttons.

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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Touching and so very romantic!! Beautiful poetry.

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Genna East 3 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Just in time for Valentine's Day, and beautifully written, Rasma! :-)

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always exploring 3 years ago from Southern Illinois

Another beautiful reminder of true love that lasts a lifetime...

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Hope this all finds you looking forward to the holiday of love Valentine's.

Glad you enjoyed this Ann. Yes, everlasting love seems to be rare.

Glad you enjoyed this. Thanks for the vote and share Eddy. Sending you love and hugs from this cold side of the world sis.

To you too Audrey. As you can guess one of my favorite holidays with all those hearts and flowers.

Glad you enjoyed this Jamie.

If you have true love Valentine's can be especially beautiful Linda. Thanks for the vote.

Glad you enjoyed this Jo.

Glad you enjoyed my Valentine's poem Genna.

Wonderful when true love can last a lifetime Ruby.

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Vellur 3 years ago from Dubai

Beautiful poem about true love.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this Vellur. Nothing like true love.

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ubanichijioke 3 years ago from Lagos


sweet lines, sweet words, sweet memories!

they weren't blessed with children but love blessed them with love...


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this and thank you for your comment ubanichijoke.

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