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A Love Poem - Going, Going, Here!

Updated on October 23, 2017
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Demas is a professional author and freelancer. He published and edited two newspapers. His most recent book is HAIKU AMERICAN STYLE.

Going, Going, Here!

For now and forever,

through storm and drought,

through valleys and across peaks,

our love will endure because of you.


I could have wandered far afield,

become lost in forests dark and dank,

or wandered endless caves and rushing torrents,

save it were for you and your endless love.


Now resting secure in our earned old age,

you beside me as you determined to be,

I see those errant paths you saved me from,

you, your smiles, hugs, and tears, marked the way that has led us here.


Our children questioned and learned from you

the depths of endless love's endurance.

They found there is a higher path

which leads to vistas high above life's clouds.


One day, when we are gone and they are left

to wonder, wrestle, and recall

the light you shared, so bright and clear,

can lead them safely through it all.


Not a life wasted, surely not,

though noble paths there were you might have chosen,

you trod the path your parents trod,

and kept the truths grandparents lived.


There are truths of lasting value;

truths which never change.

God espoused them to listening ears

so long ago in tomorrow's yesterdays.

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© 2017 Demas W. Jasper All rights reserved.


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    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

      20 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Dear Glen,

      I cannot add to the love, wisdom, and glory of my wife.

      The best I can do is to emulate it the best I can, and it may still be a poor imitation, but I am trying.

      Demas

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      Glenn Stok 

      22 months ago from Long Island, NY

      This is a wonderful tribute to your lovely and loving wife. You clearly explain in this poem how she was responsible for keeping you “here”, as hinted in the title. That’s very creative.

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      Demas W Jasper 

      23 months ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Thankful I am that God led me to my wife in Laos, and that our faith believes that we being "sealed on earth" are "sealed in heaven." (He. 10:7) Who in their right mind would ever want something so good to end just because our mortal selves go the way of all flesh?

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      William Kovacic 

      24 months ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      Deep, beautiful, and heartfelt, Demas. Thank you for sharing.

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      Anusha Jain 

      2 years ago from Delhi, India

      Yeah, one of my recent poems is. But unlike yours, which is something very personal, mine is more of an observation about the increasing complexities of being worthy and accepted. :)

      Generally the poems I write here on HubPages are part and parcel of my greeting card messages. I love when people come back and say that they find these messages helpful for expressing themselves.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      2 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      I lost my husband in August. Now I am taking the rest of the journey completely alone. Wanting desperately to return to the states I have come against another alone kind of feeling. My closest and dearest are afraid if I do wander back I will become a burden on them. So it might be interesting what I will get to inspire on the streets somewhere in the states. That of course will still be a long time before I get so far but here I will not stay. Just saying since we haven't exchanged words in so long.

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      Demas W Jasper 

      2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Dear Rasma,

      We believe that "What is bound on earth [by ordained authority] is bound in heaven." May you and your husband make it so. D.

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      2 years ago from Daytona Beach, Florida

      A most heartfelt and romantic poem. True love endures a lifetime and beyond.

    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

      2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Dear Eric,

      Succinct, and appreciated. D.

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      Demas W Jasper 

      2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Dear Audrey,

      Every woman could want the singing helps you give to those determined to share their inner voice with the world. We are looking forward to your 2018 visit. D&M

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      Eric Dierker 

      2 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Beautiful.

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      Audrey Hunt 

      2 years ago from Idyllwild Ca.

      A beautiful and loving tribute to your dear wife. Straight from the heart. What more could any woman want? Blessings to you both.

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      Demas W Jasper 

      2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Dear The Stages Of ME ,

      Thanks to you, too, for commenting and appreciating. D.

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      Kathy Henderson 

      2 years ago from Pa

      Just this so eloquent and beautiful I have been blessed to read this prophesy of an earned love. Thank you

    • Perspycacious profile imageAUTHOR

      Demas W Jasper 

      2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Dear William,

      The best we can share is what has meaning to us. Thanks once again for commenting as well as reading. D.

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      Demas W Jasper 

      2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Dear Anusha,

      Thank you for your comments.

      Isn't it interesting that when we write from our hearts our "heart's expressions" come out?

      Are some of yours listed in your five featured Hubs?

      Keep dry. D.

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      William Kovacic 

      2 years ago from Pleasant Gap, PA

      A beautiful piece, Demas. Thanks for sharing this with us.

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      Anusha Jain 

      2 years ago from Delhi, India

      I loved a lot of beautiful phrases from the poem, like tomorrow's yesterdays, and depth of endless love's endurance. Your intense feelings have poured into words making this is mesmerizing creation.

      Very beautiful.

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      Demas W Jasper 

      2 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

      Dear Savvy Yves,

      I was hoping someone would sense the love and the gratitude I feel toward my wife. Thanks for making it happen as relates here. It's my thanks to her for making it happen in our life together. Love, D.

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      Yves 

      2 years ago

      Is this a poem for your wife? It's truly lovely. You might be surprised to know that one of my hubs gets a lot of hate mail from men who hate women. So when I read something like this, it reminds me of men who have chosen love. Thank you for that. And thanks to your wife for setting you straight now and again! Your poem is inspirational.

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