Perry Biggerstaff

Veteran Poet - 1,087 Points (Illinois)

Growing Old Together - Poem by Perry Biggerstaff

To be like them who all would envy
To know a love that snared two hearts
To feel that love while in their presence
To wonder how such true love starts

To hear it in in their conversation
To catch it when their voices rise
To see it in her softest gesture
and in the twinkle of his eyes

To see them slowly walk together
To see him reach out for her hand
A habit born from years of caring
Is more than most can understand

To see two lives so wrapped together
Two hearts merged and so aligned
Where thoughts are shared before they're spoken
When mind and soul are intertwined

To watch them look upon each other
and know they see beyond the years
They see with eyes of two young lovers
Filled with the joy of lovers tears

All wonder where such true love started
Not coincidence, but sacrifice
God was there in their chance meeting
When two would choose to pay one price

Behind this love is certain knowledge
True love only can be won
When there's unconditional surrender
To give all for the other one.


Comments about Growing Old Together by Perry Biggerstaff

  • Pamela Sinicrope (9/4/2016 11:20:00 AM)


    Nice observational eye of a long-together couple. Yes, there is so much involved in making that scene real. God, hard work, sacrifice, and surrender. Nicely written portrait. Thanks. (Report) Reply

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  • Rajnish Manga (4/10/2016 9:51:00 PM)


    A wonderful journey of two lovers who have attained a better understanding of each other over the years has been portrayed with rare finesse by the poet. Thank you, Perry. This is now a favourite of mine. (Report) Reply

  • Patricia Grantham (4/10/2016 8:15:00 PM)


    A thoughtful write on growing old together. Love will withstand the test of time.
    An enjoyable read.
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  • Amar Agarwala (4/10/2016 8:10:00 PM)


    This is wonderful work... Perry. The poignancy of the years of togetherness of two people so beautifully penned down. Rightfully chosen poem of the day... heartiest greetings for it. Keep up your wonderful work. (Report) Reply

  • Susan Williams (4/10/2016 4:12:00 PM)


    Congratulations for this being chosen Poem of the Day, we are all being given a gift here through this poem. I read several comments below about seeing a couple still in love as they walk down the street with their walker and cane. I really think we could see more examples of this if we but open our eyes. My church has dozens of them- still in tender love after all these years. It is amusing to see teenagers look at them and think how weird they are to want to kiss each other's lips or cheeks, to cuddle together on a bench, to hold each other's hands.... hopefully these kids will learn and find someone to grow old with. Excellent topic, Perry, and excellent write.. (Report) Reply

  • The Princess (4/10/2016 12:47:00 PM)


    It is no surprise to see this poem was picked as poem of the day! Congratulations Perry! ! I love this poem! Speaks of a very special kind of love, a love of a lifetime. One of your best! (Report) Reply

  • (4/10/2016 10:56:00 AM)


    Heartiest congratulations for composing such a lovely love poem, full of maturity and care for each other. Congrats on the Poem of the Day too. (Report) Reply

  • (4/10/2016 10:16:00 AM)


    A beautiful poem on love and likes it. (Report) Reply

  • Norah Tunney (4/10/2016 8:54:00 AM)


    years of loving the heart of unconditional love
    Deeply moved, thanks Perry
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  • Barry Middleton (4/10/2016 7:01:00 AM)


    Filled with the joy of lovers tears - you could have stopped there. Still pretty darn good. These couples are rare however. IMO of course. (Report) Reply

  • Woru Sulyman (4/10/2016 6:16:00 AM)


    everything there is to say about true love...you said it all (Report) Reply

  • Lyn Paul (4/10/2016 5:13:00 AM)


    To understand every piece of each other, to not expect anything of one another and to just want to be with the other is so incredibly special and hard to find.

    Thank You Perry
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  • Bharati Nayak (4/10/2016 5:12:00 AM)


    'Behind this love is certain knowledge
    True love only can be won
    When there's unconditional surrender
    To give all for the other one- - - - True love is beyond age.
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  • Tirtho Banerjee (4/10/2016 4:19:00 AM)


    To see two lives so wrapped together
    Two hearts merged and so aligned
    Where thoughts are shared before they're spoken
    When mind and soul are intertwined

    Great! ! ! !
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  • Kelly Kurt (4/10/2016 1:44:00 AM)


    There is an old couple that walks down my street almost every day holding hands.
    Congrats, Perry
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  • Edward Kofi Louis (12/23/2015 9:09:00 AM)


    Years of caring with the muse of sweet love. Nice work. (Report) Reply

  • Shahin Latif (11/28/2015 2:30:00 PM)


    Nice poem. I enjoyed it. Take my thanks. (Report) Reply

  • The Princess (7/5/2015 9:43:00 PM)


    I love the lines 'true love can only be won by unconditional surrender So true and profoundly expressed! (Report) Reply

  • Briony Nicholls (6/15/2015 9:08:00 AM)


    What a lovely message this beautiful poem has that seems to be easily lost in most poems about love - the surrender and sacrifice that is part and parcel of all wonderful relationships that survive the test of time. Well done! (Report) Reply

  • Captain Herbert Poetry (5/12/2015 7:38:00 PM)


    Sacrifice and unconditional surrender. Superb lines (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Friday, March 23, 2012

Poem Edited: Tuesday, April 17, 2012


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