Love Over Time

22 Sep

Little habits,
turned to annoyances.
The snores through out
the night, louder than a train.
The smacking of your food,
Moments, quick to anger over
little nothings.
An instant, wondering if
this will all be
Age turns wrinkles
into experience, morphing
bodies into strangers.
weighing heavy, together.
A family formed, with
pride and struggle.
The greatest fight
ever fought.
The best kind of work, but
most challenging, too.
The tedious ticking
of the clock as
twenty-six years pass,
and every day
begins to fade
The saturday morning
coffee’s, sometimes
Nuance comes and goes,
like the seasons.
A life shared
is not truly
your own.
And yet, after all this
time, they wake up
and say, “I still choose you.”


Editor’s Note: A poem dedicated to the two most influential and supportive people in my life: my parents. Whose love and commitment to their family and one another, inspires me daily. It has been a beautiful life. Still is. 


9 Responses to “Love Over Time”

  1. Grace Devost September 23, 2013 at 12:12 am #

    For someone so young you are very perceptive. Your poem is very well written Love you!

  2. taurusingemini September 23, 2013 at 4:18 am #

    That, is how a real love would work, they’d weathered through everything, with ALL the ups and downs and in-betweens, and yet, in the end, they’re still very much in love, it’s hard to see a love like that these days, very well written.

    • Taylor Devost September 25, 2013 at 6:56 pm #

      So true… Through the good and bad and everything in between. xoxo

  3. Auntie D September 23, 2013 at 2:50 pm #

    Nice!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m so jealous.

    • Taylor Devost September 25, 2013 at 6:57 pm #

      I’m sure you and Uncle Roger can relate auntie!! Love you! xoxo

  4. Jeff September 23, 2013 at 8:15 pm #

    My parents have been married for 56 years. They’ve been an inspiration to me, as well. Great poem.

    • Taylor Devost September 25, 2013 at 6:55 pm #

      It’s amazing… a lot of hard work goes into it. So many of us don’t realize what an accomplishment marriage is! Thanks for reading. xoxo

  5. widodo649 September 24, 2013 at 1:27 am #

    Reblogged this on SERBA SERBI KOTA GUBUG and commented:
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