MORE THAN LOVE AT FIRST SIGHT

by

Dan Roberson

I said, “I
fell in love with you at first sight,”

You said, “Oh,
it was a crazy night,”

I said, “The
moon was beautiful and bright,

But I couldn’t see anything but you,”

 ·

You said, “I
don’t think that was true,

You came in with
someone dressed in blue,”

I said, “I’ll
have to admit once more you’re right,

Let’s just
forget about love at first sight,”

 ·

It was not
as important as I thought it would be,

It was a
step in the right direction, don’t you agree?

We were
newlyweds ready to begin,

Confident we
could change the world, again and again,

 ·

But it was the
second step, or maybe it was three or four,

When we
connected deeply, right at heart’s door,

Steps five
or six, we really began to communicate,

Every day I
grew more in love, it was such a happy state,

 ·

Knowing your
love for me was also deep,

Made it so
easy to have a restful sleep,

Love at
first sight seemed unreal and so long ago,

As life
expanded our love continued to grow,

 ·

We were stepping
into our future, two of a kind,

I was so
crazy about you as if I’d lost my mind,

Years went
by so quickly with you at my side,

And I still
thought of you as my beautiful bride,

 ·

When you
were stricken with that terrible disease,

I had to
tell you “I love you” to put your mind at ease,

I still
loved you when your hair began to fall,

It didn’t
change the way I felt, no, not at all,

 ·

The moon outside
is breathtaking and luminous tonight,

But you’re
lying here cold in the middle of the night,

Your frail
body is still beautiful to my sight,

I’ll lie
beside you until morning’s early light,

 ·

Remembering
tears and laughter we shared,

The ways we showed
each other we cared,

How we
worked through our problems every day,

Learned to
forgive and to often pray,

 ·

We didn’t
let disagreements go on long,

As we trusted
each other we were twice as strong,

I didn’t
really understand love at first sight,

We took our
turns at being wrong and right,

 ·

Now you’ve
left this earth on your final flight,

And my heart
is filled with love at last sight.

·

@ poem and artist’s rendering of Dan, Dan Roberson, all rights reserved. No reblogging or pinting without the permission of the author.

♥ ♥ ♥ ♥

Dan Roberson ~ lives in Kansas City, Missouri.  He says, ” I celebrate life. I retired from teaching and now I’m looking for new parades to lead, or to follow. I’m alone, still hoping to be a published author, and trying to stay on my chosen path. I have no anchor to hold me down and I’m ready to rid myself of possessions that impede progress. I want my imagination to soar. I’m open to learning about new worlds, new countries and languages, and different ways to look at things I thought I knew. Every day is a bonus day and I look forward to the challenges it brings. I’m finding out that technology is fast and getting faster and there is much information that I need to learn.”  You’ll find Dan at My Blog.

4 thoughts on “PERSPECTIVES ON CANCER #24: More Than Love At First Sight

  1. What a beautiful relationship you and your wife shared, Dan. Truly inspiring–deep, based on mutual respect and consideration. Thank you for sharing your heart with us, Dan. I so appreciate that.

    Gayle ~

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  2. A huge mass of something fills my chest. I’m remembering to breathe, but it’s thrown off rhythm. Can love really be this mutual, this respectful, this deep? Oh, Dan, surely one who has known love at this depth will be hosting it again in life – that is, if you want it.

    Your bride’s blessing is carried on your love.

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  3. Thank you for sharing this beautiful insight to the depths of love in the depths of despair, Dan.

    My Mum and Dad spent many hours talking about the experiences of their life together when he was dying – it calmed them both and gave them a renewed love and appreciation of one another

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