As my mind fights the sleep
and relief is hours away.
My thoughts are still with you
as surely my heart you will keep.
I strive to find the words or deeds
to give your troubled mind
the consolation that is its due
and disperse those doubting seeds.
I may not find those elusive words
that may reassure and placate you
I can only give you love and fidelity
and a vision that looks forward.
It is ours to work and build upon
as a life in which others
whom we shall surely encounter
may find the love we stumbled on.
But this joy can be ours
and at times does break through
all those fears and doubts
like rainbows through spring showers
That is loves rejuvenation
a precious thing which maintained
and constantly replenished
becomes an eternal revelation
Do not fret about the years already done
for their pitfalls you have met
and should. rightly, pale into insignificance
for they are battles you have clearly won
Do not fret about the coming years
with all their age-old trials
which must be met and faced
but cannot be beaten with presumptive tears
All these words may or may not be true
and that is for you alone to decide
there is only one truth
I love you
** Stace says: This was written at the start of a 12 year relationship & marriage in 1970 which should be read in conjunction with Going Out.