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Tuesday, February 12, 2013

Sweet Valentine




My Valentine,
your breath on mine,
sweet escape,
you fill the pages of my heart.
Gentle when you touch my soul,
you shake my spirit with yours.
Valentine,
you are Sunday,
you are the stars on a Key West night,
you are the cathedral of Muir Woods.
Valentine,
will you still love me
when my mermaid hair turns white.
Will you still love me when my eyes
stop shinning like the stars in the evening sky.
Will you still love me when I am frail and weak,
will you love me for all time,
even if I lose my mind,
even if I no longer know your name
and no longer recognize the sound of your voice.
Valentine,
will you be there for me to lean on,
to warm my days with new memories,
to make your laughter my new soundtrack,
will you be my everything,
will you love me for all time. 
I know you will.
 
 
 
 
Happy Valentine's Day to all of you. This is dedicated to my husband, he is my love and my best friend. We are still young and we enjoy our life and love but I have seen some sad  life lessons about life and love. Getting older and some of the sadness involved in that reality. Love takes different shapes. Come and join us here http://dversepoets.com/ where we share our thoughts and our hearts. 


108 comments:

  1. Yeah getting old can be a pain, literally haha, glad love still surrounds at your lane.

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    1. Thank you, Pat. Wishing you the same :)

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  2. nice...good to know he will..esp. loved.. the cathedral of Muir Woods...nice..i like...happy valentine to the two of you..smiles..oh and loved the mermaid hair..nice...

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    1. Thank you, Claudia. I know you don't celebrate...but isn't love an everyday holiday :)? I think we both believe that it is.

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  3. I love this line: "You are the cathedral of Muir Woods." Lovely write, Ayala!

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    1. Thank you, Rudri. :) Hope you have a great Valentine's Day!

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  4. Getting old gracefully is remaining young at heart when going through it together with a loved one. How nice and beautiful it is ayala!

    Hank

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    1. Getting old gracefully is good..it's the other stuff that's not. Thank you, Hank.

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  5. A very sweet valentine indeed! I hope you show him this!

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  6. Happy Valentine's Day to you! This is so lovely!

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    1. Thank you, Audrey and I wish you the same :)

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  7. How sweet and passionate Ayala ~ I love and appreciate this, more so when a couple is growing older ~

    Cheers ~

    Grace

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  8. Aww... this is so endearing, really pulls at my heartstrings. We all hope to have a love like that. I think you and I are lucky that we do. Hope you have a happy V's day!

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    1. Thank you, Laurie and I wish you the same.

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  9. smiles...it is a beautiful enduring love isnt it...i love the allusion to the static place...the cathedral of woods...there is a permanence there....smiles....great write...

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    1. Thank you, Brian. I hope you and T have a great Valentine's. :)

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  10. Happy valentines Day. Sweet poem. May you celebrate it over and over again.

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  11. "will you be there ...
    to warm my days with new memories."

    For me, the desire to do exactly that is the secret of lasting love - and it;s so much fun making new memories with someone who has shared so much already.

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    1. True so good to make new memories with someone we have shared so much. Thank you :)

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  12. a lovely valentine to your sweetheart.

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  13. A beautiful love poem for your love!

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  14. ... no doubt he will love you... a sensitive soul

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  15. So beautiful.... To have a love like that is life's greatest gift.
    Happy Valentine's Day!

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    1. Love is the greatest gift. Happy Valentine's Day Kelly.

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  16. Oh just lovely Ayala, and I must say I'd like to have white mermaid hair one day... terrific and hope you both have a Happy Valentines Day! :)

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    1. Thank you, Di and I wish you the same.

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  17. Of course you know he will...A solid, heartfelt valentine. Love it!

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  18. A perfect Valentine's Day poem. I hope you put this poem in a card for him on that day. It is wonderful to know such a love as this.

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  19. Grateful this Valentine's Day for the love of my life, too. Though he'll be away, we're together in our hearts.

    This was beautiful, ayala. Happiest of Valentine's Days to you and your husband.

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    1. Sorry you won't be together but you are right together in your hearts is a beautiful thing. Happy Valentine's Day and all the best to you both.

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  20. Hope you are right about this. Certainly this poem must have thrown a real scare into the ol' boy! Let's hope your worst-case scenario does not in fact unfold!

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    1. Let us hope that it doesn't :) Happy Valentine's Day!

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  21. Awww, this is so sweet. I know you'll be having a good Valentine's Day. :o)

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    1. Thank you, Mary...I wish you the same.

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  22. The best thing about a real love is that one doesn't see with the eyes, but with the heart. And in the heart youth springs eternal.
    Lovely capture for your Valentine!

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    1. You said it perfectly, Ginny. Thank you and a happy Valentine's day to you.

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  23. Love this, Ayala. Very real and touching, but tinged with a bit of honest wondering about those far off days.

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    1. Thank you, Charles. Happy Valentine's Day.

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  24. This is everything we want from lasting love and a beautiful tribute to your love.

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  25. "I know you will" in response to the unheard answer we all want to hear! YES. It has to be yes. I love a happy ending. Good write.

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  26. Beautiful poem of love... nothing fills the heart greater than love...Thank you

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  27. One's thoughts go this way, as one ages. You express it well. K.

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  28. beautiful! Happy valentine s day to you!

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    1. Thank you, Gloria and I wish you the same :)

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  29. Please forgive me if you don't agree, it is only my opinion, but the whole thing sounds a little needy and whiny. Maybe it is more about how much we love, rather than how much someone loves us? And if he is a man, and you are a woman, you will probably outlive him. And the questions you ask, could they be turned the otherway, and maybe the question is, will you love him when he is old and grey?

    I think love poems are very hard to write. I might try one one day?

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    1. I don't mind your honesty..I welcome it..I wrote this poem this way because I will love him no matter what happens. Thank you and a happy Valentine's Day to you.

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  30. Precious- "my mermaid hair turns white"- images of forever love. :) Happy Valentines Day

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    1. Thank you and I wish you the same :)

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  31. I know you will.

    This faith is the real beauty of the poem :)
    God bless you both !

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  32. This is what love is all about. Reminds me of a couple of poems I've written on the subject. If you wish: http://liv2write2day.wordpress.com/2009/12/23/love-in-the-true-sense-of-the-word-poem-2/

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    1. Thank you, Victoria. I will try to pop over there over the weekend. Happy Valentine's Day.

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  33. A beautiful dedication to love, not only for your husband but universal

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  34. A beautiful dedication to love, not only for your husband but universal

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  35. Such heartfelt words - sentimental, but then, so is love. Your husband is lucky to have you write him such a sweet valentine. :)

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  36. What a lovely poem. I'm sure your husband is thrilled to be its subject. Happy Valentine's Day to both of you. May you grow old together healthily and happily.

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    1. Thank you, Myrna. I wish you the same and have a great Valentine's Day!

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  37. Ayala, this is such a lovely poem and I'm so happy for you and your husband--I can relate--both to the joys of now and the sadness of what age/Alzheimers can do. Seizing the moment now :-)

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    1. Yes..I have seen it and it breaks my heart. Thank you, Sara. I wish you a great Valentine's Day!

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  38. A beautiful poem of love...someone who will love you through all the changes life brings...that is true love

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    1. Thank you, Susie. It is a blessing.

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  39. Such a beautiful love poem Ayala... may that love always hold you, support you, fill you and pour out into your beloveds and all that you do.

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    1. Thank you, Laura. I wish you the same :)

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  40. Love your poem! Hope you had a great Valentine's Day! My wife (Lady of Wellington) and I went out to eat this evening with the grand daughters... had a great time! :)

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    1. Thank you and I am happy to hear you had a great Valentine's Day. I can't wait for grandchildren :)

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  41. May Valentine's day be every day, Ayala. I am incredibly late getting round to read open link poems this week. Your piece is a lovely tribute to your husband.

    Pamela

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    1. Thank you, Pamela and yes may it be every day... that is my wish for you :)

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  42. Your husband is a lucky man. I am always lucky to see my former home of Key West name-dropped in a poem. Beautiful!

    Cheers,

    Mark Butkus

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  43. The poem is sweet but the dedication? Even more sweet.

    A belated Happy Valentine's Day to you!

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    1. Thank you, Ameena . I hope yours was perfect :)

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  44. Beautiful, just beautiful. Many thanks.

    Greetings from London.

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  45. Happy Valentine's Day! Here's to updating our soundtrack with fresh laughter for as long as we can. =>

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    1. True..here's to updating our soundtrack..hope your Valentine's Day was perfect :)

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  46. lovely! would you like to follow each other? let me know!

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  47. I am smiling as well as crying at the same time...it ached at my heart..reading those words..they brought back some old buried memory and some budding hopes too.. :)

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