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Poem: Learning to Live Together

I am a writer. My passion is poetry. I feel words connect people together and help us to understand the feelings we share.

Poem Summary

Learning to Live Together is a poem about two people moving in together. They face compromises. Everything from television night to sleeping in the same bed is different. As they cross each stepping stone they learn to appreciate one another and look forward to sharing more passion each day.

"Living Together by Fire and Rain"


Learning to Live Together

Boxes piled high,
extra clothes shrinking
the space
in his closet,
hairbrush adorning the sink,
covers pulled off in his sleep,
Life is not the same.

No more simple microwave meals,
extra laundry to be washed,
compromises on television channels to watch,
sounds of snoring in the bed,
Life seems peculiar to her too.

Savoring each moment,
tender kisses on her forehead,
his strong hands reach for hers,
driving her crazy with his ways,
She would not change a thing.

Ears listening attentively to her words,
loving hugs appreciating her value,
learning her temperament,
thoughtfully respecting her inner fears,
Happily she remains.

Respecting his honor,
appreciating his daily sacrifices,
spoiling him with kindness
in excess, of any one before,
She is there for him.

Stepping stones to cross
closeness or division,
both longing with anticipation
more passion than the day before,
Learning to live together.

"Living Together " by Sarah Colonna



BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on February 15, 2021:

When a couple learns to live together

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 28, 2019:

Thank you, Mark.

Mark Tulin from Palm Springs, California on June 28, 2019:

Beautiful sentiment. Honoring with kindness.

BRENDA ARLEDGE (author) from Washington Court House on June 28, 2019:

Thank you. So glad I my words could make you smile.

Lorna Lamon on June 28, 2019:

How true these lovely words are - learning to live together can be a very eventful journey. Your poem made me smile.

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