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What is it, dear wife of mine?
(How long have you got?)
Your beauty, constant over time?
True, but strangely not.

Sticking fast to ‘what is right’?
Of course, but only half
Your trust, your love, your honesty
Those happy times you laugh?

How selfless your consideration
Of everyone but you
And maybe your determination
Of ‘to yourself be true’

Times we’ve had, times we’ve shared
Our children, one, two, three
Contentment when I’m coming home
Knowing it’s you I’ll see.

The thing, dear wife, encompassing
All you are to me
Is every lovely thing you are
And your integrity.

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    Ginette Kiff 3 months ago

    That's lovely.

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    Neville Hunt 3 months ago

    Thanks Ginette. It’s either Valentine’s or stroke induced I guess!

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    Drew Martyn 3 months ago

    Omg Nevile, are you ok? I've noticed worryingly titled pieces, but only now am I able to catch up. Anyway, I hope you're ok now!
    Whatever the cause, mate, you are fast becoming a master of love poetry. This is absolutely superb - and you don't often see love poetry where integrity is a major factor, and that makes this stand out. Brilliantly done.

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    Neville Hunt 3 months ago

    Thanks very much Drew, and thanks for the concern. I had a small stroke creep up on me, but cross fingers, everything’s working normally again. Having all sorts of scans to find out how a young man like me has succumbed to this. It has generated a few drabbles and provided material for loads more. Still in hospital but hopefully will be given parole soon. (Missed the ballet last night, but hey...! The old poetry stuff seems to be flowing a bit, but all the romantic stuff is directed towards the missus, lovely woman that she is! Must get on with Fedelta when I’m released.

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    Drew Martyn 3 months ago

    Indeed you must, I've been missing Fedelta but didn't want to put any pressure lol. I certainly hope you'll be back to your old self soon - you sound as if you are already, to be fair. Still, it's a worrying time for you and your family, so best wishes to you all.
    I must say I'm loving the poetry, it's a nice change and so well done :)

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    Neville Hunt 3 months ago

    Thank you kind sir!

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    Christopher 2 months ago

    Glad to know things are progressing nicely. Hopefully they're getting to the bottom of it.

    Another lovely poem.

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