Her humble
Beauty hiding
Behind her
Flawless facade

Fools foolishly
Tried to climb
Over walls well built,
And found themselves falling

Men left lamenting
If it was her
Or the facade
They couldn’t get over.

our life is not a movie (but maybe)

We are taught to value

The highs and lows

That inspire the movies

That move us

For two hour at a time,

But two hours cannot sum

Up the love of two people

For 50 years;

It cannot sum up

A steady passion

That burns for lifetime,

Which offers no great success,

But great fulfillment.

The highest of highs

And the lowest lows

Of a lifetime will fade,

But character and love

will last forever.