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(18 June 1945 / Bradfield, England)

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September Song

For my wife
On our forthcoming 37th Wedding Anniversary on the 12th of September.

With the summer closing fast upon us,
we sing our September song.
How wonderful all the years have been,
our trouble no more than a ripple
on an incoming ocean tide.
As I fondly remember that day long ago,
when you consented and became my bride.
The choir sang Ava Maria;
I became the proudest man in the land.
I think I had more nerves than you.
My legs were like wobbling jelly,
and as I recall I almost muffed I do.
The sun was out and stayed that way,
throughout the day with your family and mine,
friends and other relations.
It was a wonderful time.
September sang to us a song,
even long after that day had long gone.


5 September 2007

Submitted: Wednesday, September 05, 2007
Edited: Tuesday, April 05, 2011


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  • x... x... (9/6/2007 10:32:00 PM)

    My heartfelt love and best wishes to you and your wife. Be very proud, that's quite a milestone in this day and age.....There's an old song that goes like...'If a Picture Paints A thousand Words then....' Your poem is that picture of a once in a lifetime love. Have a wonderful, love filled day...I'll be in Illinois and my daughter and I will toast your day with one of their marvelous bottles of wine..... and her husband too if he hasn't left on his business trip...Hell, we'll just toast you for the whole eleven days. Might make the potty training work better.... Love to both of you....marci.xox

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  • Tara very irritated with PH injustice (9/6/2007 2:13:00 AM)

    It's a lovely tribute to a lovely lady who is one half of a lovely couple. Many congratulations - look forward to seeing you on the 23rd! t x

  • Lynda Robson (9/5/2007 5:31:00 PM)

    September weaves its own magic for you and your wife David, congratulations on 37 years of marriage, quite an acheivement these days, love Lynda xx

  • Andrew mark Wilkinson (9/5/2007 3:58:00 PM)

    Beautiful poem for the woman you love,37 years wow your both so lucky to have each other... My best whishes to you both...

  • Emancipation Planz (9/5/2007 2:39:00 PM)

    Such a precious song... how lucky I am to claim its now as one of 'my favs'

  • Scarlett Treat (9/5/2007 1:15:00 PM)

    What a wonderfully romantic love poem for your wife, and how full of admiration I am for you both, sticking it out through all those ocean inspired ripples, both the good and the bad! Congratulations to you BOTH, and 37 more...

  • Phats Li (9/5/2007 1:04:00 PM)

    Hi David, Congratulations! ! ...i hope you had your other half have a great anniversary! ! ...and what a nice poem to recollect it! ! ...much alohas, sandra

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