To my wife


It's been 54 years, since our first blind date.

When you stood me up, it must have been fate.


We eventually met, a personal high.

Many years have gone by, with only a sigh.


It's now 54 years, that we've been together,

through cars, bikes and boats, and all kinds of weather.


Two really great kids, with which we've been blessed,

have kids of their own, which are also the best.


All our working lives, it seems we've been tired,

It would really be nice, to be fully retired.


When I think back, to those long past year's,

it's frequently difficult, to hold back the tears.


We've not always agreed, ‘bout kids, cars and funds.

But being with you, has always been fun.


More memories ahead, in upcoming years.

I’m anxious to see, with our dreams and our fears.


I loved you yesterday, and more so today.

How much may be ask, it's impossible to say.


You are my heart, my mind my soul.

My reason for being, you make me whole.


Those three little words, just do not convey,

my message to you, is not easy to say.


The best part of me, they say it so true.

I can honestly say, has always been you.


Since we first met, every moment with you,

all we have done, all we've been through.


Has been a real joy, in all that we do.

It's always more fun, when I am with you.

An amateurish poem that is quite true. I'll close it by saying...

That you are, without a doubt, the best thing that has ever happened to me in my life. Through the good, the bad, the sickness, the health, the happy, the sad, you have always been there, at my side, pushing me, or pulling me, leading the way, or covering my back. I love you more than you could possibly ever imagine. You are so much more than my better half. You are my reason for being. You are my life. Words are so incredibly insufficient, but it's all I have to try to convey my feelings. So, to my wife, the heck with this poem. Let me just say that I LOVE YOU. I always have. I always will. Here’s to our next 50 years.   

(sorry that last part didn't rhyme)

  • Author: Greg57 (Offline Offline)
  • Published: March 28th, 2022 13:36
  • Comment from author about the poem: I wrote this unfinished poem for our 50th wedding anniversary (May 2020). But covid decided we didn't need a party, a get-together, or even a celebration dinner. My wife and I went fishing. We were together, so, it could not possibly have been any better.
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  • User favorite of this poem: Christina8.


  • Crowns4Christ

    Beautiful poem for your wife,I can feel the unending love you have for her

    • Greg57

      Thank you very much.

    • Bella Shepard

      I'm sure that your wife truly appreciates this. I know I'm choked up just reading it. And I'm sure that it is reciprocal. When two hearts are bonded thus, there is no separation.

      • Greg57

        Thank you, Bella. She has seen this, and agrees with all comments.

      • Christina8

        My 20 years of marriage is nothing next to your 50+! But I think, and this is just my personal opinion, but it was a great poem and an even better speech at the end. Great job!!

        • Greg57

          Christina8, 20 years is a very long time, in todays world. Congratulations to you too. Thank you for your comment and glad you enjoyed the humor. I try to work a little in once in a while.

        • Doggerel Dave

          Hold fast for one teensy little moment - I think I need clarification here:
          Your very first entry here - a rhyming rant on the merits of daylight saving , you made a comment in response to another poet, thus: 'I told my wife (Bella) about your comment on my poem, and she said you two have exchanged comments. Small world" Can I therefore assume that all of the above is addressed to our very own Bella Shepard, and your exchanges immediately above are a wee bit of a leg-pull??? Shame on you Bella, if this is so (gotta blame the woman.... 🙂 )

          • Greg57

            You should change your name to "Dave-the-Sleuth". 😉

            • Doggerel Dave

              No, it is in plain sight for anyone to see: the fact that no-one else has, says more about them than me.
              Now go to it Sir - according to your dear wife, you have many anecdotes out there, so let's have 'em in here please. 🙂

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