Yesterday was Yolonda’s birthday. I wrote this poem for her, to her, and about us. Lordy, we were so young the day we married; a long time ago on a planet far, far away.
To Our Life by Bill Reynolds
You’re at the core of my life, the blood of my love. Together for years, we performed so many acts With so many roles we’ve held as a pair, line upon line, We’ve both been there, one with the other, searching for truth.
Unknowing what another play might’ve been, We know what this was; and now we see what it is Like pearls on a string, between two people in love Our years remain, foundations of that same love, And discovery of truth.
We built this world, one moment at a time. Moments we recall; and some too long forgotten, Our time together, creations of a living world, The past is our present, our present the future. And pacing our life, acting on truth.
Burdens of life did task our endurance As humanity’s frailty tested our love. All while building great passion and strength, Nothing in the future can bring change to our past. Stumbling on stones, finding more truth.
Love is not work, not a great task While true work of the universe, it just might be, Not as a choice we make, nor a feeling we have, Love is just that, love is simply love. Love never dies, nor shall this truth.
Happy Birthday, My Love; blessings to you, A toast to your life, how happy you’ve made me By being my wife. I’m glad I found ya. We all love you., my dearest Yolonda. A love discovered is finding a truth.
Live long, love well, seek truth and happiness. Keep looking both ways, and mind the dangers lurking in the gaps.