How Can I be 25 in Your Eyes? (an ode to my husband)

In the blink of an eye

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We have become

Two different people

Who resemble those we once were…

 

And from behind all the years

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That gave smiles and tears

We have both grown beyond

What we thought we could not.

 

The time might feel lost,

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Yet the love has quite gained

Over peaks and the valleys

Of that which we made.

 

Through good times and bad

And across open seas

We have traveled along

050915_edwards_053-2_v2_hr.jpgThanks by thanks, please by please.

 

We have no more quiet

And we’re never alone,

But in all the chaos

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Peace will fight to be known.

 

And in this moment,

And for each moment on,

I have just one quest

From which others will spawn.

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I feel soft, I feel weak,

I feel tested and torn,

My mind’s not my own,

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Nor my body or home.

 

Yet I yearn and long still

For a gentler time;

A time that is ours,

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And a time that is mine

 

So among all the whispers

And among all the cries,

What will it take… oh darling, my darling,

How can I be 25 in your eyes?

 

 

xo. LFE

 

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