Ode to Beverley
I love you Beverley
with love that will forever be.
The very first day we met
I knew my fate was set.
It was fascination I know
but love was sure to grow.
Your charm, your shape, your face,
your heavenly embrace.
you said your love was mine
and sealed it with a kiss.
I never knew such bliss.
O glorious wedding day,
how proud I felt and gay.
Our marriage Bev, my love
was made in heaven above.
Now thirty years have passed.
How could such love still last?
My dearest Beverly
I’ll cherish you eternally.
Wonderful Lasting Love
I went to my sister Sheila’s dancing class
To take her home that blissful night.
On stage I saw a petite, curvaceous lass
waltzing. Oh, what a lovely sight.
Cupid’s arrow pierced my heart
From which a glow spread through all of me
I knew I was in love, but what is love?
I called it temporary insanity.
After marriage, two children, more ups than downs,
forty years and more have passed.
I’m still aglow and still excited.
How long can temporary insanity last?
I need a new definition of love.
But what on earth can that be?
Perhaps I need to look to heaven.
Could love be God’s greatest gift to me?
These many years I’ve learned to know
That love is kind, caring, sharing,
most passionate yet tender, and so
thrilling, wonderful and lasting.
Beverley, thank you for forty happy years.
I love you with all my heart,
With all my soul, and all my mind,
And I will cherish you till death do us part.
Is It Love, True Love
Love! What is this thing called Love
How shall I, can I define it?
How many different types of Love I see
Can Love be here, anywhere, everywhere?
Romantic Love, Sensual Love, Brotherly Love
Tender, Caring, Lasting, Emotional Love
Kind, Compassionate, Motherly Love
Passionate, Jealous, Heartbreaking, even Fatal Love?
Divine, Thrilling, Exciting Love
Confusing, Disturbing, Unrequited Love,
Mysterious, Enchanting, Bewitching Love
Rapturous, Exhilarating, Earthshaking, Amazing Love
So many types of Love to ponder
How, where to find my True love, I wonder
At home, at school, at play, at work, in church or park
Is my true beloved here, near or yonder?
So what is Love? I am yet to know
I thank God for Love and making it grow
True Love defies adequate description for sure
Still I feel, I know, you are my True Love for evermore
There’s a familiar knock on my front door
My heart beats faster as I race across the floor
All my doubts vanish as I see your face
I hold my dear, darling, sweetheart in my embrace
Oh happiness unbounded. Ecstasy is mine
The wonderful joy of Unconditional Love divine
True Love always gives the beloved their desires
And demands nothing in return of what it requires.