Before words could go free,
there was a Stranger In A Strange Town...


Because a chance conversation with an Old Friend led me to you,
Because I did get it right, and you said you can try it,
Because your invite really did make me fall off my chair,
Because you had problems with blue-eyed men,
Because I had a problem with a brown-eyed girl,
Because our daughters were planning our wedding within a week,
Because the first time I looked into your eyes for real my heart smiled,
Because you weren't sure if I was a "yes" or a "no", and I liked that,
Because things went wrong on our third date, and it didn't matter,
Because my daughter asked if I was talking to my girlfriend,
Because things went right on our "fourth date", and it did matter,
Because we discovered that my Old Friend was your old neighbour,
Because you know who I am and do read it,
Because I am a goofy man, and you are a crazy lady,
Because I make up words like "quinquemensiversary",
Because the entire universe conspired to help me find you,

Because all of this is part of our story,
Because none of this is why I love you,

Because I love you
Because you are you,
And I am me,
And we are us.

Love is old, love is new
Love is all, love is you


emerald said...

you make me cry on a day like today, I love you, I love your words...thank you. (cyber hugs) I need your arm around me.

emerald said...

there should be an "s" with arm :) but I like my explanation for the typo ;)

TracyRobin said...

oh wow, that was beautifully said... just beautiful.

Psycho Babbling Basher said...

Aww ... that made me tear up.

Just Me said...

Simply beautiful! Happy quinquemensiversary to both of you!

Anonymous said...

Wow...just wow!

Mudit Agarwal said...

Very encouraging for young poets like me...