Monday, December 17, 2012

Two for the Road

Andy Magee




Two for the Road
©2012 Susan Noyes Anderson

Life is a wet and dreary road,
oft traveled with a heavy load.
I rarely mind the soggy view
because I'm seated next to you.

These forty years, you've had my side.
Sometimes, it's been a crazy ride.
We've chugged up hills with flashers on,
then hurtled down, our brakes quite gone. 

Of course, we've shared our sunny days,
breathtaking views, and blithe byways.
We've splashed through puddles with a song
as, merrily, we rolled along.

We've crossed high altitudes and low,
sped up too fast and crept too slow,
taken roads that others spurned,
twisted when we should have turned. 

Through all the sunshine and the rain,
'mid fields of pleasure, mists of pain,
our headlights kept us safe and bright
against the darkness of the night.

 O'er peaks and potholes, we have learned
that true companionship is earned,
that tolls are tolls and must be paid,
and detours (mostly) are self-made.

The past is precious in our hearts.
So many stops. So many starts.
This history is yours and mine,
but we're far from the finish line.

Let's mark this anniversary
by looking forward. Can you see
beyond the hill, around the bend?
We're two for the road that has no end.

For Dave, on the occasion 
of our 40th wedding anniversary.

Love you!
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20 comments:

yaya said...

Love this! I may want to borrow it in 2 years when we celebrate our 40th. Lovely Sue and Happy Anniversary!

Stacy Crawford said...

Happy Anniversary!

Pondside said...

Happy Anniversary! We are 10 months behind you.
Shared history.....that is just the best, isn't it?

Dixie Mom said...

That is just the sweetest anniversary tribute ever. And it's all so true!! I know that....and we've got nothing on 40 years!!

Darlene said...

Did Dave like this neat poem you wrote just for him? I loved it, of course. Both yours and Nikki's anniversaries are in December. Did you know that one year they forgot their anniversary until they received our card? I would NEVER forget our anniversary. We just celebrated ours eight months before yours. It was our 40th also. I remember we just barely got married before we started thinking about yours and planning it all out.

I am so sleepy that I can hardly write. I am going to go to bed early tonight.

Kelvin S.M. said...

...ah, a sweet poem weaved with a loving heart... it's relatively very easy to fall in your words for they speak truths for anyone not to be inspired... i guess, another favourite take at the Mag this week... excellent! & Happy Anniversary... smiles...

VK said...

Congrats on your milestone. Have a great year. You have reached many milestones the past few months, now enjoy the freedom and love.

Terra said...

Oh so sweet Sue, what a wonderful tribute to a wonderful relationship! Happy 40th!!!

Brian Miller said...

woot congrats that is awesome....happy anniversary...love is a journey....there are highs and lows for sure. but that you travel it together regardless is a wonderful testament....

Kutamun said...

Very touching Sue, and i wont say lucky because its no accident when two people stay together that lng, i imagine. Choices have been made all along, now you get to enjoy the fruit !
Merry xmas

Berowne said...

Quite beautifully done...

SilverGardenia said...

This is wonderful. Happy Anniversary!

karen said...

So sweet - brought tears to my eyes. That's how I feel about LaMar. Happy Anniversary to both you and Dave - two of my favorite people traveling together on the road of life.

Eva Gallant said...

What a lovely tribute to your man!

Jenny said...

Sue! Happy Anniversary!

He is so darned lucky to have you!

Congratulations!

Granny Sue said...

Happy anniversary, Sue and Dave! 40 years--what a milestone :)

Grandma Honey said...

Beautiful, Sue. I can relate...especially since my 38th anniversary is today.

Helena said...

This has left me sweetly emotional, Sue! Such beautiful words. Happy Anniversary...X

Farmer's Wyfe said...

I hope you had a fabulous anniversary...and many, many more joyful adventures!! :)

Caroline said...

Happy Anniversary, Sue and Dave!

I loved this!! 40 years is amazing! :)

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