Kelly Seale

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

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'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.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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