Never look back.



Never look back.

My darling, remember those days long ago,
when we both held hands, through the rain and snow?
How we cheerfully chatted and were full of "fresh" life.
How positive we were , in all of our strife.

We never looked back, we kept going on.
Even when it poured, the sun still shone!
Because we both had, such a precious thing.
Love for one another, it made our hearts sing!

Young lovers, we rode along on each new wave.
Faced up to our challenges, both tireless and brave.
But alas, the years have caught up on us.
Weak and old, we no longer make a fuss.

We sit by the fire and grumpily stare.
No longer hold hands, too tired to care...
Mumbling and grumbling at things on the Box,
Old and withered, battered by life's knocks.

Yet , I stare at you sitting close by.
Yes, we still have it, a twinkling in the eye!

About this poem

This poem is about an elderly couple , who despite their set-back and ups and downs in life, bickering and arguing, still love each other.They are still comfortable being with one another , even though they are grumpy and both are still ready, to face up to life's challenges. I based this poem on my Mum and Dad's relationship.They are now in their 80's!

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Written on January 02, 2020

Submitted by ljsanders on October 09, 2022

Modified on March 24, 2023

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Quick analysis:

Scheme X AABB XXCC DDEE FFGG HH
Closest metre Iambic pentameter
Characters 830
Words 180
Stanzas 6
Stanza Lengths 1, 4, 4, 4, 4, 2

Laura Sanders

I live in Dorset in the U.K.I am inspired by nature and the countryside, especially the seasons, and the weather.I write about all sorts of topics and my poems are usually rhyming, haiku or free verse. more…

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