Kelly Seale

Rookie (12-17-1958 / Norfolk, Va. USA)

'Fan The Flame'


Twenty-five years of marital bliss,
Almost all of it good times, great times
Like this.
Oh, but we've had our ups and downs,
A couple of times was hit or miss-
Dark clouds moved in, and smiles turned to frowns.
But better days were ahead-
Our vows saw us through,
What was ment, was said.
Now, after more mellow years,
Mostly laughter, not tears.
My face lights up when I say
Your name-
Victoria, our passion's Hot-
Fan the Flame!

Submitted: Sunday, August 05, 2012
Edited: Monday, August 06, 2012

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Poet's Notes about The Poem

We were at a our best friends birthday bash last night, and the conversation was flowing as freely as the liquor, and we started to talk about plans for our 25th Anniversary and I looked at the candle on the table... at the flame- and I wrote this, and read it aloud to my Wife, Victoria, in front of everybody there. It was quite a moment.

Comments about this poem ('Fan The Flame' by Kelly Seale )

  • Gold Star - 5,611 Points Lorraine Margueritte Gasrel Black (8/27/2014 2:56:00 PM)

    marriage is like wine it mellows as it ages..good poem.. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 25,172 Points Akhtar Jawad (8/27/2014 10:41:00 AM)

    Congrats! a nice poetic gratitude. In fact a beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 7,515 Points Neela Nath (8/27/2014 9:24:00 AM)

    Congrats! A lovely poem.Wish your married life will stay as it is, full of happiness and warmth. (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 6,189 Points Jayatissa K. Liyanage (8/27/2014 9:17:00 AM)

    What a realistic way to look back on the married life, right at the brink of 25th anniversary. Amqzing, I was also thinking with same kind of feelings. If I penned my feelings just the way you did, perhaps it would have been quite similar. Best wishes for your sweet anniversary! I enjoyed the poem to the maximum. (Report) Reply

  • Veteran Poet - 1,409 Points Kay Staley (8/27/2014 8:46:00 AM)

    How sweet. I appreciate the slight hint of realisticness. The author was smart to add that there were bad times. It helps the reader to identify more than if the author had only mentioned things being perfect. What a testament to marriage and life. (Report) Reply

  • Freshman - 958 Points Jasbir Chatterjee (8/27/2014 4:24:00 AM)

    Happy Anniversary to you both! (Report) Reply

  • Gold Star - 5,418 Points Savita Tyagi (8/27/2013 5:17:00 PM)

    This poem rocks on the side of romance! May you have many wonderful years ahead in your marriage. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 366 Points Elena Plotkin (8/27/2013 11:04:00 AM)

    Victoria, our passion's Hot-
    Fan the Flame!

    And may the fire in your marriage never be put out. This poem sizzles- white hot.10+ (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 46 Points Jodie Hardy (8/27/2013 9:48:00 AM)

    Lovely romantic poem, raise a glass, here's to a poem at your 50th :) beautifully written. Xx (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 123 Points marvin brato (8/27/2013 4:21:00 AM)

    Indeed, marriage is a bliss...may not perfect but sublime! A moment in life to cherished the most! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 299 Points Adeline Foster (11/28/2012 4:28:00 PM)

    A moment captured on canvas in words. lovely. Read mine - Everybody Has Had Somebody -
    Adeline (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kelly Seale (8/28/2012 12:19:00 AM)

    Thank you Veeraiyah, Thank you so much for your gracious and kind comments. They made me smile! ; -)
    -Kelly. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,787 Points Veeraiyah Subbulakshmi (8/27/2012 11:09:00 PM)

    You have reminded the people to fan the flame of love! Nice to read! the setting and the poet's notes are great! 10 marks! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kelly Seale (8/27/2012 8:09:00 PM)

    Thank you Anita Sehgal; -) and Valerie Dohrem; -) I am tickled to death that you read me and enjoyed my words!
    -Kelly. (Report) Reply

  • Silver Star - 3,175 Points Valerie Dohren (8/27/2012 10:44:00 AM)

    How romantic - beautiful poem. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Anita Sehgal (8/27/2012 7:48:00 AM)

    What a beautiful gift! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kelly Seale (8/19/2012 8:24:00 PM)

    Thank you Silentpoet Grl... It is all about the passion and romance, it is how to keep love alive after so many years. -Kelly. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Silentpoet Grl (8/19/2012 6:22:00 AM)

    Romantic and passionate...beautiful! (Report) Reply

  • Rookie Kelly Seale (8/18/2012 10:51:00 PM)

    Thank you Meena, but I must be True.... it is I who am Lucky to have Her! ! ! ; -)
    Kelly. (Report) Reply

  • Rookie - 160 Points Meena Mustafa (8/18/2012 10:44:00 PM)

    Your wife is lucky to have you :) and the poem says it all. (Report) Reply

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