“I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” -Maya Angelou


We planted a seed,

Of loving and blithe.

A beautiful young seedling,

Our love did thrive.


A grove, A camaraderie

To make our grove thrive was our plan.

Two contorted hands meeting,

Woman and man.


The bluebirds did rejoice,

When our copse began to grow.

But you were axed out of my life,

The  stump of mise-low…


A decaying oak and his sapling,

Your departure did leave.

With unparalleled love I bestowed her

Though we lived, torn with grieve.


20 years on, you will still always be,

My young sapling sweetheart.

Our hearts always together,

Although we may be a-million miles apart…


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