Heather has a Bachelor's Degree in English from Moravian College and has been freelance writing for more than 12 years.
Not currently sure how to move on after most recent break-up
Given a task by a curiously creative relative who loved to write
To create a tale about modern day romance and how it relates
To how men and women interact in the current climate
Kay and Mike were the gold standard for a certain generation
Nowadays, women and men can work in tandem at life and in love
A shake-up of the conservative mentality that women take a backseat
While their guy runs their lives and their finances; not always the case
Dealt with women being the breadwinners, while the men ran the homefront
And it worked for them; one particular case has lasted 38 plus years
Sure, they drove each other bananas at times, but it still worked nonetheless
Hollywood loved to remake romantic tales on both big and small screens
With some varying results that either pleased or annoyed masses
Cynics still believe in falling in love, but not the greeting card persuasion
When it comes to present day romance, it still existed in different forms
Women loved chivalry in all forms; they just needed to be some respect
In this day and age, women can pay their own way and still like doors held
Enjoy running the show in their professional lives; equality in private
Public displays of affection with hand holding and hugging their partner
None of this over the top showcases that demonstrate neither party
Was secure enough to trust the other before they left each other's sight
Being accommodating of your partner's needs; leaving yours on backburner
Happened every so often, especially when sickness came into play
A true testament to any love story was when a couple went through
A major or minor health scare or illness that could either strengthen
Or tear apart the fabric of their union to pieces by accident
Without meaning to do so, just happened
No matter how much times have changed, love still played a big part
In how people evolved as a race and either grew up or ran away
Everyone in a relationship wants some respect and a little tenderness
Honesty when doled out in diplomatic fashion face-to-face
No hiding behind a phone or computer screen to speak your truth
Sure, unions like Kay and Mike's wasn't perfect but still strong enough
To weather just about anything the universe threw their way
Trying to live up to their standards of how partners should work together
Embrace each other flaws and all as they either moved forward or away
Laughed at their sometimes stale dad jokes or they accepted your tendency
To talk too much as a movie plays on television for the first time
Love never meant limiting yourself to a certain way of feeling
Enjoy the ride, wherever it takes you and your future partner
Could be to permanent, or short lived bliss.
Hard to say; just sit back and let the experience be your guide.
Patricia Dekin on January 01, 2020:
BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on January 01, 2020:
Yep...just sit back and watch.
Let whatever happens in life be that way.
It is true that times have certainly changed the face of what romance looks like.
Enjoy each moment.