Chapter five – got married, sweet as a syrup


Our first year anniversary
We were still students
And we were starving students
So we booked a cheap hovercraft
That was one spring in Paris
Lived on baguette, wine and cheese
Walked along the River Seine
Hand in hand, waited for the sunset

Went to Musee d’Orsay, we loved it
All the paintings of Monet, Manet, Renoir
Van Gogh’s “Starry Night” and Renoir’s “Bal..”
Spent a lot of time at the garden of Rodin
Sat and contemplated with “The Thinker”
It was a sunny day and we had fun
Climbed up the Eifel Tower, what a view
“We’ll always have Paris,” we promised

I love you and that’s the key
And as long as you love me

You make my life so wonderful
Don’t care where you’re from, we’re blissful

Doesn’t matter ‘bout your history
We get on fine and you make me glee

I’m sure we can face the world together
I’m so happy with you, you’re a dazzler

With you, we can explore and challenge, for sure
And there’s such a thing as a forevermore


my love
my octave
be my baby
the cooing of a dove
with you my life is full of glee
drink some nice cups of tea, swim in the sea
I’ll look after you and together we will grow
we will be able to watch the grand prix
we’ll trust each other that’s the key
do all of the above
just be with me
my dove

I have known you for a long time
Through thick and thin we’re together
We’ve been working out the answer

More seas to swim, mountains to climb
More adventures and challenges
More photos to take, more kisses

Cooking with rosemary and thyme
Lots of curries and stir-fries
Together with our lows and highs

The warm breeze whispers through the chimes
Such a melody we produce
When we fight, we’ve got to have truce

We fight but make up at teatime
One shouts, the other one listens
Life’s not perfect but we have fun


Who’s gonna be with me in the Ratskeller?
Who’s gonna strike a clump of two with me?
Who’s gonna order steak burnt to a cinder?
Life’s better with you, I come with a plea
Without you, my life is like a big blur
Without you, I’ll remain acedia baby
Coiled myself in front of the television
Scrawling your name over and over, hun

People say we’re antipodes of each other
That I’m a walrus and you’re a tiger
That I move on and pull myself together
If I change, can we please stay as we were?
In your hands I’m waiting for the answer
I miss you from the summer to the winter
I miss you like a rain in the desert
Come back and I promise you full comfort

I’ll chime the bell for you

so you can see the moon

even if just a sliver

of a silver moon

and we’ll dance by the light

of the silvery moon

matching each step

with our soft croon

I’ll write this poem

spending hours and minutes

thinking of many ways

to cherish you and how I feel

of love, respect and hope

and every breath I take

every move I make, all for you

from the moment I wake

I’ll love you no matter what

every flaw, every eccentricity

every imperfection you think you have

I love you the way you are

through thick and thin

as we take the sacred vow

and face all challenges our way

I’ll always be by your side that’s my avow

Image credit; Leighann Blackwood @ Unsplash

For the visually challenged reader, this image shows a piece of paper that’s partly scorched at the top. The intact part shows a quote written on it;

“ Love is patient, Love is kind. It does not envy or boast. It’s not proud, rude, or self-seeking. It is not easily angered and keeps no record of past mistakes. It does not delight in evil. It rejoices in the truth”


12 responses

  1. judeitakali

    So beautiful and encouraging.

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    1. ladyleemanila

      thanks, Jude 🙂

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  2. Indira

    So beautiful. So romantic. You are blessed.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. ladyleemanila

      thank you, Indira ❤

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  3. poetisatinta

    So romantic ❤

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    1. ladyleemanila

      thank you 🙂

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  4. Sadje

    So beautiful Lee! This is what true love is really meant to be. Thanks for joining in my friend

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    1. ladyleemanila

      always my pleasure, Sadje 🙂

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  5. Mason Bushell

    How romantic! I love it well done.

    Liked by 1 person

    1. ladyleemanila

      so glad you love it, Mason 🙂 thanks ❤

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