I climbed a mountain once –
Not to prove myself
Nor demean its grandeur,
But simply to enjoy the view.
I climbed a mountain recently –
Emotional rather than literal
Not because I wanted to,
But because I needed to.
I look at mountains often –
Without them a scene feels plain.
It’s not just their beauty,
But the things they hide.
I like to imagine,
What’s beyond the mountain –
Another path, a quiet respite,
Something I need to find…
brings life to the granite shore
igniting the rock
a harem of stars
while sea-mist veils the pre-dawn
Venus holds my heart
sunrise promises splendour
only one can claim my love
Gently sleep tugs me
Into a late morning nap
Winter sun subdues
Two lives shared
One lifetime celebrated –
A time that created life
A time that respected life, and
A time that continues its life.
For 60 years you’ve held hands
And held ours too –
In times of happiness
In times of struggle, and
In times of light.
We thank you both,
For our lives,
For sixty years of guidance, and
For the chance to congratulate you.
We love you both,
And we respect and admire you both,
With all our hearts.
Happy Anniversary, Mum and Dad.
Make eye contact and say the words,
Let me see them fall from your lips.
Don’t send them along the copper cords
Or wirelessly send your sweetest quips –
Yours eyes say more than simple speech
Distance and time make the feeling leech.
Hold my hand and say you care.
Tell me again that I’m all you need.
I love the warmth you often share
And know this time my heart won’t bleed.
It’s when we touch, our spirits soar –
I feel it at my deepest core.
To keep our love that’s set in stone –
Let’s hold hands, not use the phone.