Sixty-Five

Sixty – Five

i want a photograph of us together when i am sixty -five and you are sixty – nine
no longer capable of arguing over petty trivial matter sitting
quietly in our garden by the entrance porch your hand wrap around my shoulder
as our minds travel back in time when we  were young and restless
when our love stood by the ground of endless, pointless debates.

i want a photograph of us together when i am sixty-five and you are sixty – nine
the kind that speaks highly of a love that survived and weathered all sorts of storms
for we know love is as delicate as a morning dew
and as fragile as a glass frame hanging by the edge of a wall
easily broken easily lost, but we muddled through the best we can
a photograph that will scream loudly of our love that survived against all odds.

i want a photograph of us together when i am sixty-five and you are sixty – nine
wearing our beautiful smiles over our charming wrinkled faces
a remembrance that once upon a time there was a young beautiful “me”
who fell truly madly deeply in love with the dashing gentleman that is you
and that without a doubt were meant to be together from the start
even when we both doubted and ignored our overwhelming connection to one another.

so baby please hang on there for i so badly want that photograph of us together
when i am sixty-five and you are sixty – nine.

For David’s Weekly Prompt

26 Comments

  1. Chris Hall says:

    I love this Mich – especially as time creeps on and our fresh hopeful faces have become so much more… ‘characterful’.๐Ÿ˜‰

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    1. michnavs says:

      Yay, i am so happy you like it..and so happy with your comment..๐Ÿ’›

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  2. Sadje says:

    Beautifully written Mich. Youโ€™ll get there sooner than you think.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Sadje..๐Ÿ’›๐Ÿ™

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      1. Sadje says:

        Youโ€™re always welcome my friend

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  3. Beautiful words. I especially enjoyed the line “love is as delicate as a morning dew”.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much..๐Ÿ’›

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  4. Aw, beautiful! And so well expressed, SweetMich! You two will get there! ๐Ÿ™‚
    I call them well-seasoned faces…they are so beautiful and hold a lifetime of memories! ๐Ÿ™‚
    (((HUGS))) ๐Ÿ™‚
    PS…your poem reminds me of a post I posted eons ago…in 2015. ๐Ÿ™‚

    https://doesitevenmatter3.wordpress.com/2015/06/01/i-remember-the-love/

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Carolyn..and for sharing your.post.i.am missing so.much your posts.

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  5. It’s such a beautiful feeling to grow old together in love… beautiful poem Mich ๐Ÿ’•

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    1. michnavs says:

      Oh, i am sure about it Radhika..thank you so so much..โค

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  6. murisopsis says:

    What a love poem!! This is amazingly touching… โค

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Val..๐Ÿ’›

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  7. markmkane says:

    Loved this Mich! Very touching and tender.

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much..๐Ÿ™โค

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much..โค

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      1. mrswrangler says:

        Your welcome.

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  8. Growing old together and feeling this joy and love – so beautiful!

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you so much Pragalbha..๐Ÿ˜Š

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  9. MIch – this poem is beyond fantastic. It rocks me.
    (BTW, did you mean ‘withered’ or ‘weathered’?)

    Much love,
    David

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thank you David…its weathered…i forgot to edit here ..but edited in my other soc med account.

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  10. I love the repetition of the first few lines and the idea of what it would remind the persona and their beloved. It’s an amazing read, full of best regards and memories of true love. โคโœ…โค

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    1. michnavs says:

      Aw, you have been catching up so well here…thank you my friend.

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  11. Hi, Mich! โค

    I just want to let you know that the 4th W3 prompt, hosted by Kerfe Roig, is now live:

    https://skepticskaddish.com/2022/05/25/w3-prompt-4-weave-written-weekly/

    Much love,
    David

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    1. michnavs says:

      Thanks David will go pop in now..

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