Ernestine Northover

(25th March 1943)

How Long


‘How long is it dear, since we were wed,
when first I ventured into your bed.
We’ve made it through together since then,
time filled with laughter, and counting to ten’.

‘How long is it since we were wed,
teapot filled up, toast with butter spread.
Memories formed and loved treasures kept,
times of bright smiles, moments when we’ve wept’.

‘How long is it dear since we were wed,
letters and cards, so numerous, read.
Funny jokes told and stories so sad,
accepting good, along with the bad’.

‘How long is it dear, since we were wed,
and what’s for us in the times ahead.
Shall we go on in the same old way,
each looking back to our own heyday’.

‘How long is it since we were wed,
no, cannot remember either, Ted.
But never mind, it was long ago,
and anyway I still love you so’.


© Ernestine Northover

Submitted: Tuesday, October 28, 2008

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  • Lynda Robson (10/29/2008 5:36:00 AM)

    How charming Ernestine, a couple growing old together and time passing, but they are still in love, excellent write,
    10
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  • David Taylor (10/29/2008 4:45:00 AM)

    I love this one Ernestine, just so gentle it somehow coneys the love
    in its gentle expression. David. (Report) Reply

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