A real-life fairy tale
Once upon a time, I say
not long ago nor yesterday
nor far away from this place
you and I came face-to-face.
From first sight to falling hard
rising trust and falling guard
so little time did pass
when for my hand you did ask.
Our love was young, as were we,
they thought, ’this can never be.
‘How will he take care of you?’
They said, ‘you’ll soon say adieu!’
I did not think ’fore I replied
(I possibly even sighed)
’There is no taking care of who
care for each other will we two.’
I held your hand tight in mine
you held my heart, called me thine
I got lost in your eyes
for us, there would be no goodbyes.
I whispered, ’my prince charming, thee
life-long my love for you will be
all the days of my life, it’s true
will my love endure for you.
’I had loved you before we met
and will continue, don’t forget
when your skin is wrinkled and gray
and youth is gone and far away
’even then will you still be
the most beautiful man to me.’
We shared a kiss or two that day
and thus we lived until today.
Time has passed as it is wont to do
happily ever after, we two
living what fairy tales never show
after the fairy a wish does bestow.
We have had many dramas to transcend
in life that follows the Kiss and The End.
Much evil to vanquish lest our love fall apart
and suffer and die and wither my heart.
We have slain dragons of society
that filled us with anxiety;
religion, ethnicity and race
were among the challenges we did face.
We have overcome trolls, whose ugly souls
sought to steal the beauty that made us whole
goblins who mischievously sought to steal
the magic that made our love real.
We withstood, every trial, every test we faced
with the only spell we knew, our ace:
Love. Together we have repaired each tear
in the tapestry of the life we share.
And now this.
An evil elf cast a spell upon you
the tremors of age it’s you they pursue
slowing your gait years too soon,
though of aging none is immune -
You have witnessed barely half a century.
But from this spell you can never be free.
Too soon you feel like you are losing you
the years you’ve lived feel like far too few.
But know this my love with whom I never
dared to dream happily ever after:
The body will change, will fail, as bodies do
but we are enchanted, our love is, too.
Our love is magic and only grows more dear,
deeper, more precious as forever draws near.
’I am here with you all of the days of my life
forever and a day, I am your wife.
'You are my happily ever after.’