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Tuesday, January 26, 2010

Where did our Youth go?

Where did our Youth Go?
     ©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.
     ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~


13 comments:

Screen Door said...

OK-- next time you are at the store--- Buy a plastic bottle of bubbles...you remember the kind with the plastic wand ... Sit out and play... It's great therapy.... no matter what age you are....

Beverly said...

Oh my gosh, Kerrie. I am so moved. You could have been talking about me and my wonderful husband, too.

I am so glad you two have each other.

Anne Fannie said...

Hi Kerrie,
I came over from sweet Beverly's blog to check you out! What a darling poem, it could fit into our life too! And I love all your bird pictures, I too love gardening, am retired and I love the birds in our yard. We have a registered bird habitat in our yard. So glad to meet you, and I have enjoyed reading your blog tonight and getting to know ya!
~Ann

Nihal said...

So touching poem, Kerrie. The fire we felt at the time of our youth must go on having more time for each other by the years passing thru.

Merci to dear Bev, that's how I come across your inspiring page.

Kindest~

sissie said...

Hello Kerrie,
I love your poem, and it rings so true. Thanks for sharing.

I came over from Beverly's at How Sweet The Sound. If you didn't know already, she has featured you on her blog.

I'm glad she did. You sound like such a sweet, dear person.

Sissie

Tristan Robin Blakeman said...

What an evocative poem - it's lovely.

I just found you through Beverly at How Sweet the Sound - but I'll be back!

Jeanne said...

Good morning Kerrie. I came over from Beverly's post and I am glad I did. Your poem speaks to me directly and it is lovely. We do wonder how we became old don't we? Mainly because we don't think we are old until we see a grandson turn 21 or some other earth shaking event that points out our age. BIG smile. I love my husband too Kerrie.

I scrolled down to see your previous posts and you won me over completely with your wonderful photos of all the birds. My favorite and first love of nature is birds. I have birds all over my great room and they make me smile every day. Of course, live birds thrill me too. HA!

Have a wonderful day and I hope we can become friends.
Hugs, Jeanne

GardenofDaisies said...

True love, that stands the tests of time and circumstance. You have me in tears.

vintage frenchhen said...

That was so nice! I'm really glad I found you. You could have been writing about me! Marcia

Connie said...

I also came over from Beverly's blog to visit. Nice to meet you, sugar! I hope all turns out well. I have a poem I want to email to you. I'll do that this afternoon as I'm heading out for a busy day until about 2 pm. Be back, sweet chick!
xoxo,
Connie

Penny @ The Comforts of Home/Lavender Hill Studio said...

I came over to visit from Beverly's blog. What a lovely poem.

Your bluebirds are beautiful. We are hoping to entice some bluebirds this year.
Penny

GardenofDaisies said...

Just popping in again to say thank you for following my blog! And I love the pics of your bluebirds!

She'sSewPretty said...

Oh! That was wonderful!! I'm so glad Beverly sent us over here!