every line in his face




every line in his face she knows well

every spot on his skin is so  dear

as he sleeps

while she reads

as he reads

while she eats

as they go through their daily routine

stumbling through old age and ignoring old pain

so much said

during  soothing silence of being together


the thought that one day he might be gone

is the only cry in her nights

is her fear

and only then

she is one minute




Comments on: "every line in his face" (72)

  1. fears do stop us from being happy.

    well penned story.
    thanks for sharing.

  2. Thank you jingle!

  3. Growing old together. Painful and beautiful.

    Very nice.

  4. thoughtsnotlost said:

    Makes me think of my parents, they’ve been together going on 51 years. Great read!

  5. So touching. I claim it, you have written of me.

  6. great ina! love how you describe that old couple’s dilemma. here’s mine for week 38.. http://fiveloaf.wordpress.com/2010/09/30/i-cant-hold-it/

    • Hi fiveloaf. Yes getting older has some downsides perhaps, but still is worth living for? Something like that? 🙂

  7. belfastdavid said:

    A beautiful love poem.

    What it is all about really *Sigh*


    • Hallo David.
      Yes the last bit of life, I suppose the beauty lies in the meaning you can give to it. A loving relationship is such a treassure always.

  8. Really beautiful . I too was reminded of my parents like” thoughts not lost” . thanks for sharing Ina!

  9. You put this very well, with simplicity and sensitivity. It’s very relevant to me at this particular time too – in fact I wouldn’t trust myself to attempt to find the right words. But you do.

    • Hallo John, thank you very much for your reply!
      About the right words: I never know what to say in reply to a great comment like this one though… I hope all goes well for you in the future. And you have a beautiful blog!

  10. “Grow old with me … ”

    Moving homage to a lifetime of love. Well done for Rally. Thank you!

    Poem on …

  11. This is pure and true love….

  12. Thanks Sam! 🙂

  13. Well done Ina, to grow old together feeling the oneness of forever.


  14. Fear is not pertinent said:

    and a great entry for Rally Week! Very well written!

  15. This is lovely! But you can’t fear what has yet to happen! Live in the moment enjoying the lines of his face. 🙂

  16. Wow…such a deep connection conveyed between two people. An amazing poem.

  17. The familiarity and comfort of a loved one for all of those years is a tough thing to let go of–or think about.

    Thanks for a very touching entry.

  18. Very touching- it seemed I had read it earlier- I had not- but familiarity was close! I stay all by myself, so I am not sure how it may feel if I were to think this way.
    Lonely it is indeed- a very fine poem to share in the rally.. 🙂

    Hugs xxx

    • Hi Olivia, I surely hope you didn’t read this before lol, it is a fresh made poem 🙂 This phase in life lays ahead for all of us I suppose, when we are lucky. Thank you.

  19. Its a great verse.. I enjoyed it.. Thanks

    ॐ नमः शिवाय
    Om Namah Shivaya
    Twitter @VerseEveryDay

  20. *Sigh*, heart heavy… That is indeed one other poem that expressed what how I feel whenever I look at my guy..

    Yes, that one minute of lonely….

    Oh yes, by the way, Happy Rally.. 20th on my list and indeed, you shared what’s in my thoughts.. 🙂 🙂

    By the way, if you are free, do take a look at mine at http://www.tingtasy.com/2011/02/collections-of-tings-poetry-tpf107.html

  21. How deeply touching this poem is! “and only then she is one minute lonely” growing old with someone…I am truly speechless for a well thought or complete thought?! A heart piece for sure!

  22. Scent of my heart said:

    Let them enjoy the moments of together, the minutes of loneliness are faraway … very touch. Good Rally!

  23. That’s really something Pure .. straight from your Heart ..
    which has been nicely pen down by you in form of Poetry
    Here’s mine STUFF
    !! Happy Rally !!

  24. This is so touching filled with poignant moments of a long life together, that is still filled with such tender love. Thank you for sharing such tender sweetness. ~ Becca ~

    Here is my first entry:

  25. Awesome read. I just wished my parents reached old age for them to experience the magic of falling in love over and over and over…
    Happy Rally!


  26. This one really did touch my heart… I know the feeling of growing apart and the fear of losing someone so dear to me… It’s terrifying.
    Thank you for sharing this poem with all of us… It’s a great week 38 entry. Loved it!

  27. i find it kinda bittersweet… made me think of the song “grow old with you.”

  28. A.B. Thomas said:

    Fantastic write! Content yet pained anticipating something there but not yet gone – love it!

  29. Growing old and comfortable together is a better way than growing old alone and yearning for more.
    A beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing.

  30. That was very poignant. Thanks!

  31. So simple, yet with such a beautiful cadence of words and feelings!

  32. Thanks seabell 🙂

  33. I love it. Quiet, comfortable, a sense of unease on the outskirts…good stuff. I can see the link to “Grow Old With You,” which may or may not be the same song the previous poster mentioned. It was written and sung by Adam Sandler, of all people, for the climactic scene of the movie “The Wedding Singer,” and the duet version in the Broadway musical is even better. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7CYI5bKZMes

  34. How beautiful. The thought of being parted by death is the greatest fear after a life together. Thank you for sharing.

  35. Thank you Seasweetie!

  36. the fear of the final parting is very much disturbing when the love of togetherness is etched in the heart. a beautiful poem for the rally.

  37. Thanks Leo 🙂

  38. Tender, sad, beautiful. True love instills in us a bit of fear. This was very well-done. Fantastic!

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