©Kerrie O'Hearn Marquart
(Written in 1980's Category, "Love and Marriage"
Where did our Youth go
All that was of you and me?
When summers bronzed our skin
And bleached your hair
Where birds flew overhead
In a field of wildflowers
And two horses were tied near.
Where is that slender twosome
Too much in love to even eat
When kisses sweet kept us
Til we met again that week.
Remember kissing on the steps
Because I was so short
And how we hated to say good night
Whenever we used to court?
The evenings we spent at the lake
The moonlight on waves, the wood fire
And your brother racing by in the car
Acting like a detective for hire!
We made each other promises
And dreamed many dreams
And some of them have come true
But we continue to plan and dream.
Were we ever really that young, 20 and 18?
Was my waist ever so tiny
Were you really that lean?
Gosh, it was wonderful
Being in love with love and you
Hugging and holding each other
Our hearts pounding as they still do!
You were my only sweetheart
And I was your only girl.
It means a lot to us now
As the rest of our lives unfurl.
And I love each line in your face
And every gray strand of your hair
And in my heart you still remain
The boy of my youth so fair.