I didn’t want to mention it
even thought deep inside of me I know I must,
My heart was yearning to tell you
because I didn’t want to loose your trust.
These eyes of mind could see it coming
and the truth could not be sustained,
When the clouds turned dark I knew
they would venture out in the pouring rain.
Maybe I wasn’t the person you had been looking for
once you found out,
And I wondered if you would understand
if I simply would not have to shout.
My secret had been kept silence
when I found out and didn’t entrust to tell,
We have been dating for over twenty years
and not telling makes me feel unwell.
I am ninety-nine years old
and your are one year younger then I will ever be,
Both of us use thickest bifocals
and maybe that’s why it is so hard for you to see.
My wrinkles are now showing
and I hope you don’t think that I am too old,
I love you with all of my heart
and having you around is more precious that gold.
Every time the rain comes my skin tells a story
about how it is to age gracefully every day,
And just in case you haven’t notice it
I must admit that it’s a price that I have to pay.
Copyright © Oscarelizondo Wednesday March 24, 2010 9:21 AM
Some time back before my wife died we met a lovely couple that was living together. They were up in age and we would visit them as we grew to be great friends. My wife was in dialysis, and her husband was there also, and it was wonderful to see how they cared for each other. Now, my wife and that lady are gone from this earth, but I still remember how wonderful they were as a couple. I wrote this in memory of them.