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.