Vessels of Love

we fell in love when snail mails were all that we ever got

couple it with roses and chocolates, makes love

so endearing, so sweet

so charming, so honest

so pure, so passionate

we fell in love when snail mails were all that we ever got

sent through the post office or via a good old friend

pair it with special instructions

not to open nor to drop

and take extra care ’till you get

makes love exceptional and oh, so real

we fell in love when snail mails were all that we ever got

but ours my dear, were never sent through

the post office or via a good old friend

ours was written and sent right in

the comfort of an old ugly bench

the solitary observer of our love

right there and then

we fell in love when snail mails were all that we ever got

we exchanged verses of love

those verses of love, we later realized

were the single lonesome spectator

of our blissful love, yet unspoken

bleeding through my pen and paper

shattering between your replies

we fell in love when snail mails were all that we ever got

and who would have thought our love would ever endure

amongst the pages of wringing papers

and in between soaking lines

your passion to love is what kept it alive

and my desire to be loved is what kept it thriving

we fell in love when snail mails were all that we ever got

and who would have thought our love would ever endure

the birth of emails and smart phones

facebook and instagram

these brand new lonesome spectators

of our blissful love

for Sadje’s WDY https://lifeafter50forwomen.com/2021/01/18/what-do-you-see-65-january-18-2021/

54 Comments

  1. These were real love letters compared to the cold emails and messages sent electronically. Snail Mails were full of real passion the notelets held the passion within the pages and lovingly put in an envelop.

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  2. I fell in love during the electronic age. I have a couple cards Wrangler has gave me over the years that I saved that melt my heart. I forgot about these until reading your poem. When I get home I will be digging them out to look through. Thank you for the reminder.

    When Wrangler was out on the road alone and I still worked a traditional job I would slip little notes in his jean pockets when I packed his bag. Now I never take the time if I am home a week without him. Instead I text him something every morning.

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    1. thank you so much for sharing your thoughts on this poem. i am so delighted to know it reminded you of those love cards Wrangler gave you.
      Lemme know when you find them i am sure its worth sharing the world..

      thank you always..

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  3. This is heart-touching, Mich! πŸ™‚ Beautiful, honest, romantic, relatable to all of us! πŸ™‚
    Yes, the ways we express love has changed drastically over the decades…but the important thing is we keep expressing it!
    I still love the handwritten love notes, cards, and letters bestest. πŸ˜‰ (I have a huge box full of them from our dating years and through the married years…some of the best ones he’s written on post-it notes and left in surprising places for me to find! πŸ˜‰ πŸ™‚ )
    (((HUGS))) πŸ™‚

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  4. Oh, Mich, how lovely and romantic. I remember when Pen Pals were all the rage and now there is a minor resurgence in trying to get folks to write to shut-ins. Our paper had a request for holiday cards for elders at various retirement communities. Though there will be no replies. One can only hope some smiles were beaming across those lovely elder faces.

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    1. Oohh yes Jules i remember those penpal days. Twas fun to hear stories of friends who have friends from other places .. it just made me smile remembering those days when letter writing entails a lot of efforts and love..how i miss those daysπŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰πŸ˜‰

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  5. Michelle, this is amazing! Love the repetition and the storybuilding… and this brings a lot of nostalgia for the old days!

    “pair it with special instructions

    not to open nor to drop

    and take extra care ’till you get”

    Loved that part especially…. yes that’s how it was!!

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