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,
smack-smack-smack.
Moments, quick to anger over
little nothings.
An instant, wondering if
this will all be
enough.
Age turns wrinkles
into experience, morphing
bodies into strangers.
Accomplishments
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
together.
The saturday morning
coffee’s, sometimes
monotonous.
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.”

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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. 

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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:
    Puisi Bahasa Inggris the tittle (Love Over Time)

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