happy together

I wrote this poem for my parents in 2000 when they retired and starting spending more time at their home on Happy Valley Road.  This August marks 50 years of happy together for them. 

On Happy Valley Road

(for mom and dad)

 

two different people

with desires and interests

that don’t always collide

make room for insecurities

and truthful opinions

and moods sometimes inconvenient

to the other’s agenda

 

their love knows the way

to ease discomfort

to act in time

to show gratitude

for sharing a lifetime

 

they hold the other’s dreams close

travel the narrow path together

bless each other’s solo ventures

return to truth and beauty

celebrate what is good

treasure what is made of differences

a blending of each soul’s influence

possible only through love

Author: Julie Ann Stevens

My art flows from the patterns & paths of my lived experience which ⏤ like yours ⏤ are at once deeply personal and entirely universal.

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