he says, she feels at nautilus teachings

 

 

he says
he will build her a castle
she says
‘made of sand’

he says
he will give her diamonds
she says
‘seashells will do’

he says
he will take her on journeys
she says
‘i will paint all your dreams’

he says
he will hold her forever
she says
‘take my hand’

he says
he will love her always
she says
one breath at a time

he says
he will plant her a garden
she says
‘he loves me, he loves me still’

he says
he will walk with her side by side
she says
‘and leave our footprints in the sand’

he says
he will never leave her
she says
‘one day at a time’

he says
he will buy her anything
she says
‘all i need is your love’

he says
he will sing her to sleep every night
she says
‘one note at a time’

he says
he holds her heart in his hands
she says,
‘only you have the key’

and so this is the
way it was
with
he
and
with
she
a silent
understanding
that
each
one
had
found
their
true
love

nary a day passed by
without
each one of them
laughing
smiling
speaking kindness
holding each other
and knowing
together
they
were
one

the years passed by
their children grew
and had babies
of their own
yet
he
and
she
still
clung to one another
through good days
and tough ones
through loss
and celebration

together
they began
aging
gracefully
and teasing
each other
about brown spots
on their skin
and wrinkles,
her under arm wings
and his
lack of hair
but
still
he
and
she
reflected
love

he says
‘i will hold you and never let go’
she says
‘and i will hold you until our last breath’

he says
‘you are beautiful’
she says
‘beauty lies in the eye of the beholder’

he says
‘you make me laugh’
she says
‘wrinkles only go where the smiles have been

he says
‘i love our life’
she says
‘and i love you’

he says
‘i love growing old with you’
she says,
‘the best is yet to come’

he says
‘slow down, remember you are old’
she says
‘catch me if you can’

he says
‘i am always cold’
she says
‘i will be your blanket to warm you’

he says,
‘you still do it for me’
she says
‘lucky you’

he says
‘maybe i should retire’
she says
‘and do what? bug me?’

he says
‘you are the words to my song’
she says
‘thank goodness no-one is listening’

he says
‘i love that you’re my wife’
she says
‘you’re welcome’

finally
he
looks into her eyes
and says
‘i love that you never get angry’
she smiles
looks into his eyes
and says
‘ah, that my love is called selective hearing’

May your Valentines Day
be filled
with a forever love
a forgiving
and enduring love
just
like
he
and
she

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