The Anniversary

by Libby
(York, North Yorkshire, UK)


On any other year
(And every other year)
I’d look forward to this day
Our anniversary.

Wood, Tin, Copper
All quickly gone by
Silk, Leather and Lace
In the wink of an eye.

But we fell asleep
(Both of us did)
And when I woke up
(And smelt the coffee)
There you were gone.

Now papers exchanged
Rings all pulled off
(A bit of a squeeze)
Our home has been sold
Your heart now stone cold.

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Sep 22, 2010
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Well done
by: Gay Cannon

Well done, Libby!
Hope this is only a poem, as amazingly well written as it is; don't want to hear that you and your SO are split. I don't wish for love to end for anyone. I think that may be the hardest burden of all to bear. But if it is, know your friends will be there to support you. I'll tell you what they told me when my husband died, "take every invitation" regardless of how much of a recluse you want to be. Being with people who care, cures (somewhat).
Beautiful poem, dear.
Gay

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