Love is not Romeo and Juliet
Dying together in their youth
But love that lasts until youth is gone
And still singing together love's sweet song.
Love is helping remember things
That each spouse needs to know
Loving to be near each other
And daily telling them so.
Loving is helping with a walker
When frail limbs need help to move
Just as tenderly and lovingly
As when you danced to your grove.
Love is putting eyedrops in eyes
When the hands tremble or shake
Gently helping lift a spouse
As if they might break.
Love is listening to each other
When the story has been told before
While looking at them with eyes which though dim
Show that they are the ones you adore.
Love is patient and kind
And does not go away when times are rough
But draws true lovers closer together
As though they can not be close enough.
Love is there when life is at its end
On this fragile earthly plane
Love is looking toward eternity
When you will see your love again.