Well-worded poem! At first I actually thought you were speaking of someone. As I found at the end, you were conveying your feelings towards your poetry.well done and 'congrats on your poem being chosen as 'poem of the day!
The opening two lines made me think of a May-December romance, then It went out of my mind as the images of an almost perfect relationship started piling up. I read those lines almost as if it were a check list of a charming and successful rapport. And I took your words in the spirit I believed they were meant - the truth about a long and successful relationship. Just before you reveal it was your love affair with poetry, something clicked inside me. So I was momentarily prepared for your disclosure. And considering poetry goes back at least three to four thousand years, it is a May-December love affair for all of us. But age is not the issue. Belonging to a living vibrant tradition of the poetic craft is, and you definitely belong. Your sincerity and yes love of poetry is clear. (Are you holding a pale mask of your face or is that someone next to you in the photo? That image would make a striking metaphor in one of your poems!)
a vision of god into reality of love
We cried together when i felt so lonely
you smile with me when i am happy
you bear with me in my sleepless nights
and dream with you in our own plight
At first glance the author seems to be conveying a normal love story with normal ideas about love. You occupied my mine, you conquered my heart blah blah blah. What makes this poem different is that it is talking about poetry in itself. It pays tribute to how poetry has helped the author grow up and how much much it is cherished in the authors life. It is interesting to think that the author is in love with the own substance (poetry) that they created. Stereotypical ideas of love that are applied to something only alive in the authors mind. The twist at the end is the only thing that makes this poem worth reading because the rhyme sceme is sketchy and the imagery has been used to often to evoke an intense feeling. Does not inspire you to make drastic changes in your life; it inspires because people can identify with and appreciate the great work of art that poetry is.
I really wondered when I was reading this poem, who this guy could be, at last and as usual it has turned out to be something else. I enjoyed reading this poem as many of our INNOCENT Indian women, who prostrate in front of their husband every morning, can easily relate with the poem, except for the last line! well done! Maria Padua!