Thursday, May 2, 2013

Before you Know it

He placed 70 candles on her cake,

lighting each one with a smile,

and he heard her singing a little tune

Before you know it, you'll be old.

Around the door he peeped

he saw the brush glide through her hair,

her tresses blazed like polished silver

and he knew she would never be old.

To him, she was still the little girl

with raven braids and crooked teeth

swinging so high in a homemade swing,

he could not see her as old.

Her floral dress brought memories

of a school prom so long ago

where he reminded her of his undying love;

oh no, she would never grow old.

He mused how life takes you to the edge

of eternity and suspends you there

with the choicest pearl in all the world

she, who still adores him with her eyes.

He watched as she blew out the candles

and then she sang a little tune,

Before you know it, you'll be old

but we're lucky to be so young.

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