So Very Strange.


My life is so wonderful,

It has also become so strange.

For so many years

I did everything in the home.

My wife was so ill

She could not do anything,

And after she passed

I still did all in the home,

But my life has changed.

The new love in my life came along

And now we are together,

Together in our home.

All is wonderful,

But not having to do everything

Is so strange to me.

I had done all for so many years

But now my lover does things,

Does things as well.

I love her so very, very much,

But not doing all in the home

Is so very strange.

  • Author: Goldfinch60 (Pseudonym) (Offline Offline)
  • Published: October 15th, 2022 01:14
  • Comment from author about the poem: It is so odd to have things done for me in our home, but it is wonderful.
  • Category: Reflection
  • Views: 35


  • Doggerel Dave

    Iā€™m not a marriage councillor my friend.
    My relationships have not included
    Such, which would have driven me round the bend;
    Call me rum ā€“ This will not be disputed.

    Each to their own, Andy, and the very best of good wishes.

    • Goldfinch60

      Thank you Dave.

      Yes we each have our own ways of living our lives.


    • orchidee

      You done that ironing again?! heehee.

      • Goldfinch60

        No not yet, the ironing we need to have a discussion about as neither of us like ironing. LOL


        • orchidee

          Flat things are not too bad - hankies, towels, shirts. Flat sheets OK too. Bit tricky with fitted sheets.

        • crypticbard

          I have observed that having something done for you isn't a sure sign of inability or laziness but could be seen as some other stepping out of their self caring to include you in their day and daily chores, a sign of caring, esteem, dedication, attention, connection... and a slew of other gratifying concepts. Of course we do not always see things that way. But when we do, it is as you have said, 'wonderful!'

          • Goldfinch60

            Thank yo for your kind words Rik, very much appreciated.


          • Neville

            This is not only as it should be, it is lovely too .. Lucky you Andy šŸ™‚

            • Goldfinch60

              Thank you Neville, yes I am very lucky.


            • Fay Slimm.

              Agree with Neville that love should be a shared thing and when it is then it is wonderful - - keep sharing that togetherness dear Andy and life will go on being lovely.

              • Goldfinch60

                So kind Fay, yes mine and Mary's life will go on being lovely.


              • MendedFences27

                Enjoy the good life while it lasts. Live, love, and work together. Four hands are better than two but remember you don't have to do it all. Certain jobs can be hired out or even eliminated. It's time to live life to the fullest. Do what you can, but that's all.
                Good poem on one of life's little changes. - Phil A.

                • Goldfinch60

                  Thank you Phil, it certainly is very unexpected for both of us and we know that it will be wonderful for us both in our life together.


                • John Prophet

                  Revel in your good fortune.
                  Nice write āœļø

                  • Goldfinch60

                    I certainly do John, thank you.


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