Our Love – A Poem

Since my 25th anniversary was this week, I decided that I wanted to write a poem about love for Thankful Thursday. But not the love of God, which I write about often; rather I want to write about the kind of love between a husband and a wife, which God has given us as a gift of great value. Through the years it changes, and yet it remains our love.

Our Love

A flame sparks to life
and soon a wildfire is burning
consuming our thoughts
every waking moment fixed upon
each other

The flame persists
fueling a bond of love
burning as one desire
forging a future and family

The flame remains
year upon year
waxing and waning
but never extinguished
within us

The flame lingers
smoldering low but sure
enveloped in selflessness
compassion, loving
as one

Our flame sustains
burning like twilight
comforting our hearts
enjoying the future built
hand in hand

My beloved is mine, and I am his.
      He feeds his flock among the lilies.
Song of Solomon 2:16 (NKJV).

I am a Jesus Freak, and I don't care who knows it. I am a wife, mother, sister, aunt, daughter, and friend. My blood family is only part of the larger family of Christ that I belong to. I love to write, especially about my dear Savior.


5 Responses

  1. This was just perfect! And thank you for helping us think of the good in marriage today. I absolutely have to do that. God said so. 🙂
    “enjoying the future built
    hand in hand.”
    I loved that ending!
    God bless you and your hubby and your love for one another!

    • Deb, It kind of goes along with the idea of things not being perfect. So many people expect the flame to burn hot for their entire marriage like it did in the beginning. But it just doesn’t work that way, and I think that’s actually a good thing. God bless you and your marriage, too. You are in my prayers. Peace, Linda

  2. Good stuff, Linda 🙂
    Much to reflect on. Funny, you don’t see when the years go but they fly by so quickly. 🙂
    Thanks for sharing! Wishing you many, many more beautiful years together.

    • Ann, The years to fly, especially when you focus on the good in them. I think they tend to drag when we focus on the negative. And no, I’m not suggesting a negative outlook in order to slow down time, just making an observation. 😉 Peace, Linda

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