For the last 20 years (16 to 36) I*ve enjoyed the poignancy of these awesome Lyrics by Charles Aznavor but I never really understood understood the depth of their meaning until I got married (3 MONTHS AGO)  and actually lived with a Lady for the first time ! 

When GOD created ADAM he created someone majestic & powerful - single minded - ambitious & strong. With a determination to win & succeed whatever the cost.

When (later) GOD created EVE His blueprint was much more subtle - A much more flexible Being who could complement (and subdue ?) ADAMS single mindedness and overpowering ambition.  EVES physical form was cooler and more appealing & sensuous to the touch. Her Brain was better wired - she could multitask ! GOD gave HER the ability to conceive and bear Children (Yin & Yang) inside her for 9 months - til they were ready to face the World with the Love of EVE & the Loving Support of ADAM.  Every Daughter of Eve has infinite Skill in Art & Music & Creativity all that was needed to create HOME ot of a few Branches & Mud !  While   every Son of Adam still does what he does best - Goes out & Hunts & Gathers and lays his spoils at His Wifes Feet and sleeps in His Chair until supper is Ready and She graciously lets Him CARVE and chose the WINE. It was  ever thus and ever will be but Im just beginning to learn ~ AMEN !    


I*ve only ever had one WIFE

So far she is the BEST !

Brought Love & Joy into my LIFE

And made my House a NEST !


We are both in our Thirties - hence

We*re old enough to know

Our minds - we*re no more on the fence

Joy in our Love we show ! 


She*s a gracious Lady - at Work 

& Play - all Her adore

The - Hard tasks she will never shirk

Tough problems NOT ignore ! 


She*s my best Friend - Wife & Lover

Her skills are manifold

She*ll sing & dance - like no other

She*s worth her weight in GOLD !


Soon we*ll have Children - Girl & Boy 

In loving Home to care

With Smokey Cat in Harmony 

Our TRUE LOVE we will share !


Thanks for visiting comments welcome LOVE Angela Brian Smokey


BALLADS are mainly Love Songs !  This tribute to Angela is presented as FIVE rhyming Quatrains (abab  cdcd etc) with a fixed  8 6 8 6 meter. Ballads were composed to be sung and ORCHEDII will have a Tune for this ONE - Enjoy.  

  • Author: ANGELA & BRIAN (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: July 1st, 2020 01:12
  • Category: Love
  • Views: 16


  • orchidee

    Good write A&B. Does Smokey know these Yin and Yang fellas (or gals)?
    I don't know them. You got two Chinese lodgers there?!
    Fido not sure whether to bark to deter you, though he does not think Yin and Yang is too spooky!

  • orchidee

    Me again - well this is in metre, known as Common Metre, to which may hymn-tunes fit. I may come up with one. Not 'Fight the good fight' though that's a well-known wedding hymn - for me and KP anyway!


      Good Morning Uncle Steve ~ Thanks for your droll comments ! YIN & YANG are the opposite elements of FEMALE (Yin) & MALE (Yang) character. In any HUMAN CONCEPTION there is a 50:50 chance of a GIRL (XX) or a BOY (XY) sometimes (with dizygotic twins) you get One of each ! Monozygotic twins are always the same sex ! Angela & I will be happy with the Children the Good Lord sends us ~ AMEN !

      Blessings to You & Your Barking (mad !) Beagle
      Love in the Spirit ~ Brian - Angela & Smokey !

      • orchidee

        You'll probably have mono or dizy-wotsits! lol.

      • Suresh

        I know you'd repeat this poem fifty years down the road.

      • Joker Light

        I respect this piece, and no jealousy whatsoever just because I am single.

        Like what I posted in a different site, that I just don't focus on romantic relationships...and I am not desperate like many people, including at the workplace.
        They kept asking me about it because of myself being 27 years old and still single.
        I didn't do much explanation to them, because there...opening up about personal matters is not a wise thing to do, because people there like to talk and share things with everyone.

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