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Twenty Years And Counting

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Looking Back And Remembering

Twenty years of marriage have slipped away

I wanted to write about every day

That didn't happen

Sometimes we wrote

Sometimes we didn't

I use to get so aggravated

That we missed out

Actually, we did one thing better

We lived it

So all we have to do is think back and remember

The good times

The hard times

The almost forgotten times

So here is my first attempt at bringing all the years together

Be patient

I have a lot of years to cover

Through it all

Are the greatest times I have ever lived

So no more waiting

Let the words fly

Where they land

Nobody knows


The best part is we made it


Comments

DREAM ON (author) on July 16, 2021:

MG Singh emge You just haven't been discovered. I firmly believe we all have a match. Don't give up. It took me thirteen years to find the right one. I thought I was happy and it wasn't meant to be. So one thing led to another and I met my wife. Now life is so different. It is what I always wanted and more. Be yourself and you would be surprised how many women will notice you. We have had our struggles. Through it all, we both have become better people. Working together is our secret. Thank you for reading and sharing. Have a great day.

DREAM ON (author) on July 16, 2021:

John Hansen The rain puts me in a happy place. Give me a cool breeze and I feel like a kid again. Moving my arms back and forth feeling the wind lift me up. I have to wear a big hat with lots of suntan lotion when I am out in the sun to prevent skin cancer. I had a small touch of it in the past. It takes all the fun away from being outside. I tell my wife my writings are ninety percent her and twenty percent me. I couldn't do it without her. Before I knew her I wrote a lot but somehow her twist makes it better. I guess I always was missing something. I had a tough time trying to put my finger on it. The best I can come up with. Love makes it better. That is good enough for me. Now for turning 64 congratulations. The other day I was talking to my wife and thought I was 55. She said no your not. After a little conversation, she was right. I am 56 and will be 57 in September. You know you are old when you forget your own age. The thirty-eight years of marriage is marvelous. Almost double what we have. You found a terrific person and she found the nicest guy. A match made in heaven. Thanks for sharing and caring. Another day of work and a tiny bit of writing. Have a lovely morning.

DREAM ON (author) on July 16, 2021:

Chitrangada Sharan Thank you so much for the beautiful anniversary wish. Twenty years go by faster than you think. I love when other people share their love as well. It doesn't matter to me if it is one year or fifty as long as it is made with love. I can only take half the credit my wife is really amazing. She knows how to pick me up when I am down. Push me when I am tired. A great support system that makes us not just husband and wife but a great team. All the things you mention are so right. Mutual understanding, trust, learning to grow you. You said it better than me. Wishing you all great things.

MG Singh emge from Singapore on July 13, 2021:

Congrats, this is great, with a lovely poem. I am not that lucky.

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on July 13, 2021:

Thank you for sharing all that, DreamOn. I too love the rain, we don't really get enough of it here so I embrace it when we do. I like the sunshine too but not extreme heat, I prefer the cooler weather of Spring and Autumn. I too have to do a lot of other things during the day but I always set aside time to write (and my wife encourages me.) I turned 64 this year and have been married 38 years.

Chitrangada Sharan from New Delhi, India on July 13, 2021:

Congratulations and Happy Anniversary. Beautifully expressed emotions. I loved reading your heartfelt poem.

Marriage is all about mutual understanding and trust. Both the partners have to adjust, learn and grow with the passage of time, give space to each other.

My heart is filled with joy and happiness to see happily married couples. Wish you many more years of togetherness.

Thank you for sharing this lovely post.

DREAM ON (author) on July 13, 2021:

John Hansen You never cease to amaze me. You are always helping and commenting. I have so little time to write and comment. Busy with work. Trying to make my wife and our cat Charlotte both happy. I find it challenging. In my off time, I still try to create the next best thing. I am an inventor at heart. I haven't forgotten you. I had some unexpected setbacks that through me for a loop. So what I thought was good was really not that good after all. Back to the drawing board. I want to share something special. So you don't think I am a crackpot. More like back to the junkyard. (scrap yard) where they take things of no use to anyone else and make them into something beautiful. Unimaginable. I will often stop my own dreams to help other people with theirs. I get lost and then have to find my way back. I feel like I am swimming in a pool of jello. I love jello. I do not need a hundred pounds of it. Too much of a good thing. There is no better time than the present. You write so many wonderful things I am sure it will be top-notch. I like to think all my writings are eighty percent my wife and twenty percent my thoughts. If my wife didn't give me the time I need to sit and write I wouldn't have one poem published here. I would have a few poems written on notebooks and scraps of paper dreaming of this special day. My wife brings out the good and bad in me. We all have our weaknesses. Luckily for me my wife sees through my faults and loves me more anyway. One of my biggest weaknesses is I do too much and can easily get overwhelmed. Another one is that I constantly see the bright side of everything. It can be a little much in a crazy world. My wife keeps me balanced. She makes sure I don't give away everything I have to the unfortunate. I want to help everyone. She reminds me you have to be careful today. She stopped me from pulling over trying to help someone on the side of the road. If they broke down. Call the police they will handle it. You can't get involved. I see her point and I have to think not everyone has good intentions. I can easily work too much. I think work is good for you and a little extra work builds character. I want to retire in twenty more years. My wife has other plans. That will make me 76. As long as I am healthy and strong. You just never know. One day at a time. We will have to wait and see maybe we will meet somewhere in the middle. How many years have you been married? How old are you? You don't have to answer either question if you don't want to. I just love people who keep accomplishing so much in their lifetime. Through all the years of experience comes happiness. Thank you for reading and caring. Pouring rain all day here. I love the rain. So I am not complaining. It sounds so relaxing. I love the sunshine too. How about you?

John Hansen from Gondwana Land on July 13, 2021:

Dream On, Happy Anniversary. It is wonderful to have a partner in life to share all the good and bad and ups and downs with, who are there to support you and lift you up and need you to do likewise. My wife and I are the same, and I write her a poem every year for our anniversary but I don't think I have ever written anything here, specifically, to celebrate our marriage.

Time flies by so quickly and is difficult to realise I have been married for more than half my life. Thank you for sharing. I wish you both well for the next 20 years.

DREAM ON (author) on July 13, 2021:

BRENDA ARLEDGE I don't know where the years went. One day we were getting married then the next it was our twenty-year anniversary. Many different feelings and emotions have been covered and now to dive right back them will be interesting. I wish everyone the same wonderful love. One that keeps both people enjoying what we have and still only enough wanting more. I think the things we seek to fulfill are how to please each other and make sure we do all that we can to keep that promise. We know how happy we have been and we are not striving to recieve. When we were first married so many things were still uncertain. We were getting to know each other's strengths and weaknesses as well as our own. It is only when you realize you don't feel complete unless you have someone else to share the tiniest joy to the biggest sorrow. This is only through my eyes. Many people are very happy living life single. That was never my happy zone, It was a difficult time for me. Everyone else seemed to be finding love and it seems to pass me by for many years. To be able to be ourselves and dream for our biggest dreams. Even if they never happen. It is the support and constant love and understanding that creates more love. i am a dreamer. Dreamers constantly get hurt. It is the way the world is. So many people even if they don't mean it gets negative and downright mean. You need support and encouragement when you are at your lowest point. Just when we think we know something we find out we had it all wrong. Friends that we choose also make a great impact on our lives. Because we spend so much time together we also have a small group of close-knit friends who we respect and trust. They are our support system. For me, it is also friends I have made through my writings. My writings give me time to fill a desire that also gives me great pleasure. One I haven't still been able to fully explain. A way of spreading joy and a friendship that doesn't end with my words on paper. To connect and share life. To create new dreams. To suffer loss and sadness. To pull me together and work hard on my next thought. Only to find out I am not the only one who feels t his way. Many people have done so much more than me. They have done and gone so much farther. Through that love and shared passion, we can both become better people and writers. Writing is a process that takes time and patience. It can not be rushed and there are tips but no shortcuts. You have to put in the work and the time. New thoughts are created because of my family and friends. I don't have all the answers what I do have is many questions. through each idea, I get to explore and do more. Even if I fail which I have done zillions of times. I have the support of my wife and my fellow writers. There are writings that my wife reads and she tells me I just don't get it. I am glad you love to write. I don't know what you are talking about. Then another writer comments in such a way that they understand. They feel the same emotion and drama. Sometimes terror. One day leads to the next. Here I am right back at it trying to pull the pieces all together. Then when I read someone else's writings it is as if they have transformed me not in a good way but a great way. I see life in a different light. Through their eyes. In a way, I never saw before. Something I couldn't have possibly known. Sharing is believing. So even the simplest line brings out the happiness inside. Thank you for reading and being a good friend. I hope your day is filled with unexpected excitement and joy. Overcast and gloomy here. Work later and back to our everyday routine. I am hoping for a little time to write and share another poem.

BRENDA ARLEDGE from Washington Court House on July 08, 2021:

Congratulations! So glad to hear.

Make the next ones even greater.

DREAM ON (author) on July 08, 2021:

Patty Florence I could listen to married people talk all day long. They have walked the walk. I am still learning every day. My wife is a faster learner she learned what I learned a day earlier. Thank you for reading and sharing. Happy times and more love to give. Have a nice night.

Patty Florence from Illinois on July 08, 2021:

Good for you!

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