True love sometimes takes time

07/20/2012

In my on-going series about the power of poetry I am adding a poem recently written that I wish to share on this day, one month before my wedding anniversary. I have another piece in the works to post on that special day. But here for you is a heartfelt poem that I wrote about the wondrous fact that true love, while it finds us at all ages, sometimes finds us late in life when we think it may have passed us by. I want to remind those who are single ~ it comes at any stage of life, when it is ready and we are willing. Here is my humble offering, written in celebration of love found later in life. No matter your age, I hope you enjoy.

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LATE DISCOVERY

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I found you again, late in life it’s true

An advantage of this late discovery of you

Is knowing we’re both a bit set in our ways

Remembering life has reasons for its delays

Wisdom brings with it a calm resolution

And openness for ever more evolution

A sense of patience with one’s self and others

Preference to stay over seeking another

 

We accept each other as we truly are

Adoring what some might view as bizarre

Habits and mannerisms adapted and learned

As loving mates we remain unconcerned

For the whole package is worth adoration

And the gift of mutual appreciation

Is a feeling of freedom, a safe launching point

To explore and evolve and not disappoint

 

Unlike those in our past who held strings

We no longer tolerate those limiting things

We hold one other in the best possible way

Cherishing each morning and each loving day

To just be together, and laugh, learn and love

And treasure this partner we’re deserving of.

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Copyright © 2012 – Professions for PEACE

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37 responses to True love sometimes takes time

  1. 
    Jennifer Stuart 07/20/2012 at 10:32 pm

    Beautiful! So happy for you!

  2. 

    Happiness comes in so many delightful unexpected packages, doesn’t it? I’m so glad you found love again – and shared your thoughts on what makes that “mature love” so special. It’s a good lesson for me – ways to keep the spark alive after 50 years with my “Keeper.” Mutual appreciation, freedom, acceptance of the bizarre in one another, laughter and learning … no ho-hum here. Thanks, Gina!!

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      How wonderful to hear from you Jan! Wow, fifty years with your Keeper. I love it. I am so glad to have found my true love in an old friend from 30 years ago. While we may have some catching up to do, I thank God every day that we are back together, forever. I’m delighted you enjoyed my little poem. You are a dear!
      Warm Hugs, Gina

  3. 

    Thank you for the great message and reminder, Gina!
    Russ

  4. 

    A wedding anniversary is the celebration of love, trust, partnership, tolerance and tenacity. The chains do not hold a marriage together. It is strands, hundreds of tiny filaments, which hem people as one all the way through the years. That said, secret of a contented marriage stays a secret forever…I pray, Happy Many More Anniversaries Gina….

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      What an amazing comment, beautifully written from a true poet. You have touched on a point true to my heart – that not chains but rather fibres, filaments, threads from our heart hold true love couples together. I thank you kindly for your dear and wise words. Namaste. Gina

  5. 

    Namaste Gina:

    I pray, Happy Many More Anniversaries..

  6. 

    The title of the post and poem fit so well! Congratulations on your upcoming anniversary!

  7. 

    very nicely done — love is certainly not only for the young.

  8. 

    Gina – It seems, as of late, that the Universe has chosen my appreciation of the beauty and wisdom in your work as a sure fire way to bring to my attention several truths I sometimes forget.

    At 42 (almost 43), I often wonder if it is simply too late for me to find a healthy, happy relationship based upon true love and mutual respect, in this lifetime anyway. This is especially the case when I start thinking about all that I have “going on” and what a special man the kind of man I hope to meet would be. Thank you for reminding me that it IS possible for me to still find true love in this lifetime and for warming my heart with your personal story! Many blessings, Sloan

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      Hello Sloan, your wonderful comment here warms MY heart immensely. If my story could reach your heart, and bring you hope that it is never too late, that truly delights my heart. Your insightful and wise words that you share on your blog uplift me always, so we have truly found kindred spirits in each other.
      Blessings my dear friend, Gina

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        Follow Up Comment:

        Gina, I thought you might enjoy knowing that I’ve “met someone,” but not just any someone — someone very special. Of course there is no way to know what the future holds; but whatever it is, I have seen enough to know that his presence in my life is a treasure. I wanted to share this with you because I sincerely believe that your post helped me “open up” my heart and mind to the possibilities that manifested this wonderful development. Thank you again for sharing your experience with me (and your other readers).

        Namaste, Sloan

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          Oh my gosh Sloan! How wonderful! I am moved to bright and happy tears, not only for your joy, but for your very kind and generous words that anything I ever wrote could help you open up your amazing heart even further. Blessings and love to you, sweet soul, and I know that every good thing and every happiness is already yours. With love and light, Gina

  9. 

    Beautiful Gina! 🙂 Thanx so much for sharing it! Your poem has an aura of trust about it.

  10. 

    Beautifully written and inspiring Gina. Happiest wishes for many, many more to come. Congratulations to you both.

  11. 
    Sameer Vasta 07/23/2012 at 12:37 pm

    This is beautiful. Thanks, Gina. This gives me hope, a feeling that I’ve been lacking a lot, these days. Thank you.

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      Hello my friend! I have been away from my computer for a couple of days so I apologize for the delay, but how wonderful to hear from you. I am glad these words could offer some comfort and hope for you, Sameer. Please keep smiling dear one. You are a light in the world.

  12. 

    Lovely poem to that love can be found at anytime if our hearts are open. Congrats on the anniversary!

  13. 

    Brilliant poem,a beautiful portrait painted with words. Thank you for visiting my site.Best regards.Jalal

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