The years have flown right past us,

And I just have to say,

You've been right beside me,

Every step along the way.


We have had our share of laughter,

But we have had some sorrow too.

We knew that joined together,

That we could see it through.


I have loved to hear you giggle,

I have hated to see you weep.

I loved to see the peaceful look,

When I lay and watched you sleep.


I have wrapped my arms around you.

I have kissed away the tears.

Knowing at every moment,

I have been grateful for the years.


For now no one knows tomorrow,

Nor where the future lies.

We still have whispers across the pillow,

Before we close our eyes.


  • Martina Lynch

    oh...i love this, simply lovely!

    • lasergraph

      Thank you. I am new here, still getting my sea legs but hope to post more and look around at others. I enjoy where writers support each other.

    • Accidental Poet

      I trust you wrote this for your other half. I'm certain they loved it. Great write.

      • lasergraph

        Yes it was written for my wife of 45 years. Thanks for the welcome.

        • Accidental Poet

          You're very welcome.

        • Accidental Poet

          I read your profile, very impressive. Ands welcome to MPS. This is a great place for poets of all writing experiences. I'm confident you'll like it here.

        • Louis Gibbs

          A truly lovely poem, lg! I'm sure she will appreciate it. Welcome to MPS!

        • myself and me

          The "whispers across the pillow" is so peaceful and warm. Without it, the night will be cold and long. Losing a loved one could be such an indiscernible pain. Wonderful writing and welcome to this group.

          • lasergraph

            Thanks for the warm welcome.

          • pinecone200234530

            Welcome, your words while sweet have a somber tone and yet, while somber they don't seem sad.

            • lasergraph

              It was written for the years we had and the inevitable conclusion we will face.

            • Goldfinch60

              Wonderful write, I feel exactly the same about my wife.

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