On Love and Marriage


As students we managed to scrape by
Not going out, staying at students’ halls
Getting after-school work and living the hard way
Every dish is important so we don’t leave any
Roast on Sunday would be curried or stir-fried the next
We helped plant some vegetables at his parents’ allotment
And freeze all the produce – potatoes, carrots, beans and fruit
Now, we looked back and silently laugh – we’ve endured a lot
Sometimes large tears brimmed in our eyes when we recall
We’ve gone through thick and thin and we are still together
We’ve climbed the highest mountains, crossed the seven seas
Survived all the storms, challenges and hindrances and we’re still us
Till death do us part, we promised each other as we peck each other’s lips

by brenda warren

by brenda warren

For: Writing Prompt #133 “Getting Cozy with Uncertainty” and Wordle #225



  1. oldegg · November 15, 2015

    What a beautiful post. How important it is to go through hard times to appreciate the good times when they come.

    Liked by 1 person

  2. mindlovemisery · November 15, 2015

    This is such a gorgeous piece Ladylee =)

    Liked by 1 person

  3. Jae Rose · November 15, 2015

    Life is a journey – almost always better shared ..it is good to pause..take stock..look back and see how far we have come and yet how close we still remain to those we love – a warming poem..

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  4. Oliana · November 15, 2015

    What a touching piece! I always admire couples that still share a life filled with love and memories. Blessings!

    Liked by 1 person

  5. Susan · November 16, 2015

    How unique your view is of marriage. So many cut and run when the going gets tough. But what doesn’t kill you makes you stronger whether along or as a couple/family. 🙂

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  6. a kiss to one’s partner is interesting to say goodbye.

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  7. writersdream9 · November 16, 2015

    The joys of true and lasting love!

    Liked by 1 person

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