Barbara wrote and asked for a poem for their forthcoming thirtieth wedding anniversary.
 
LIFELONG PARTNERS
 
Hello, my old friend,
Can't believe it's been thirty years,
Do you remember the laughter ?
Do you remember the tears ?
 
There were some times,
When it didn't seem worth trying,
The times when I felt all alone,
When I'd just end up crying.
 
But you were there for me,
And together we'd pull me through,
Thirty years of battling,
Thirty good years with you.
 
I look back on these years,
And yes, some were tough,
But we had our love together,
I guess that was more than enough.
 
We've got a lot to be thankful for,
Rick, Steve, Deborah and Darlene,
And we've seven of the finest grandkids,
The world has ever seen.
 
And now we work together,
See you most of every day,
I know your every mannerism,
I know your every way.
 
And I love you more today,
I'm proud of your wedding ring,
I would not change a day,
I would not change a thing.
 
So I just want to say thank you,
For choosing me as your bride,
Because we will ride into our sunset,
Lifelong partners, side by side.
 
Copyright Allen Jesson 1998
 
Barbara kindly replied:
The poem was beautiful. I want to thank you so much. I read it to my guests at our 30th anniversary party and there was not a dry eye in the place. And yes you may publish the poem, anywhere you like without changing a thing. Thank you again very much..........Barbara Murphy

 

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