Love erupted, flashed in a day,
Changed life from slow to fast
A feisty ‘stop ‘n go’ affair
Which no-one thought would last!
Passion enflamed, excitement aroused
Sparks kindled electric charge
Sleep disturbed, thoughts thrown asunder
Am I dreaming, is this a mirage!
Treasured are all the laughs you’ve evoked
The giggles, the touch of the hand
The secret codes, the wink that declares
Against the world we stand.
Cherish the moment sharing the chores
Comfort when news is the worst
Planning how to make special each day
Thinking and putting each first.
But even Love can show some vexation
when harassed or harassing too
Making lovers aware of the meaning of life
And a compromise of view.
Creative spirits, divergent paths
Separate ways, freedom favoured
Brief intermission – rest and respite
But love and loyalty never wavered.
Precious and valued, you’re always there
When others go hurtling by
Helping me weather the storms of life
And never saying that goodbye.
copyright Di Castle
to appear in Should I Wear Floral and other poems on Love, Life and Leaving by Di Castle, illustrated by Denise A Horn