"WHY" …she asks, "do we together now live? "
[[ My wife is/(was?)thinking of ‘leaving me'; IT is TRUE! ]]
To this, her question, what answer shall I now give?
It must be honest and believable ….when I am through.
I say now: " Wife, dear ‘A', we've been married ten years,
and I've never stopped loving you, for even a moment, ….
though I'VE made you angry and ‘brought YOU to tears'!
Without meaning to, marital-unrest, ..I at times foment! "
"We live together because we made a commitment & …
…. despite ‘ups-and-downs', I'm your husband by choice.
You feel you can't go on, but your love's not a bit rent.
IT'S your depression, brought on at times by my VOICE, ….when I raise it to high levels when I get SO annoyed.
I'm sorry for its effect on you; I just can't seem to avoid …
IT! ! "
"We both say we COULD live alone; I'd rather NOT part,
and, though it may be tiny, YOU ‘own' 99% of my heart.
When you're on the PC, studying, or in kitchen, cooking,
I find ‘things to do'; it's NOT ‘to avoid you' I'm looking.
Sometimes I'm reading a book or doing poetry writing,
or caring for ‘your garden'; I DO find outdoors inviting."
"But it's NOT to avoid you, and you often don't miss me.…
which is OK.Being apart a while ain't bad.Now KISS me,
‘cause I'm ‘working my fingers to the bone' composing ….
this poem for you; I pray you won't be supposing.…
…that I'm not enjoying my brain-taxing task; it's actually ‘FUN'!
And later we can walk in Redwoods; they'll hide the sun."
I don't think in terms of ‘Fun' or ‘Happy' (much) , it's true,
but for a decade, and now, I'm pleased sharing life with.…..YOU!
I'm also quite content knowing most days you'll be near,
& when you're away I look forward to your return, Dear."
"I'm not the first (of us)to say: ‘Let's fly Here or There.'
But mostly I've gone along, and some ‘fun' we do share,
whether it's watching bats fly from cave near a Thai park,
walking a trail by the ocean on my birthday ‘for a lark', .."
"..watching birds at our feeders eating sunflower seeds,
or some other activity which at that time fills our needs.
I still love you and plan to, Dear, for the rest of my life.
I wish to share the good and bad.You ARE my ‘A' wife! "
(July ….25th ….2018)
Some Definitions ….[ thanks, "Mr. PC" & "Mrs. Google"! ]
(some of these definitions I was not very familiar with, but I thought the words ‘sounded right')
FOMENT (verb) : "instigate or stir up (an undesirable or violent sentiment or course of action) "
RENT (I'm using as an adjective, from verb ‘rend') : "torn; rended"
AIN'T (contraction) : "ain't(ānt)informalcontraction
unpunctuated: aint; 3rd person present: ain't
1. am not; are not; is not.
2. has not; have not.
SUPPOSING (verb) : "assuming that something is the case on the basis of evidence or probability but without proof or certain knowledge."
DECADE (NOUN) : "a period of ten years"
LARK (noun) : "Using lark to describe carefree fun might come from 1800s sailors' slang, skylark, to describe playing in the rigging of the ship, up high like a lark. " [skylark/lark is a type of bird also]
This poem has not been translated into any other language yet.I would like to translate this poem