Day 7 Journey: a #haiku #OctPoWriMo 

As I began to ponder on this seventh day of OctPoWriMo there was but on thought on my mind: my wife and the journey we have lived together the last (almost) 27 years.  

young and ignorant

we set out on our journey

never looking back

At the tender age of 20 we began this trip, having been strangers a mere months before we were wed. It seems like no one expected us to “make it” – but we did. Through the great times and the very lowest of low times, we pulled together; pulling together is the difference between those who “make it” and those whose roads divide. And to this day, of all the things that I could’ve, should’ve, would’ve done differently in my life, making her my wife is the one thing I am most certain I did right

Devoted: a haiku 

This past January my wife and I celebrated our 26th anniversary. Let me tell you, we have been through a lot in those years, more than I ever thought we would or could face, let alone survive. To say that we are devoted to one another would, I think, be an understatement. 


For twenty six years
Two hearts, two lives meld to one
Love ordained by God

I wrote this haiku on our anniversary, 01/03/15, but am sharing it now linked to the Carpe Diem Haiku challenge #713 devotion. Despite not actually using the word in the haiku, I think it is most appropriate and definitely in the sense of the challenge.