I loved before, more than once, from youth to middle age.
The passion of man’s self was common to them all
Yet in each episode there was more than just the thrill
there was commitment, work, joy and woe.
There were and will be tears, there were and will be grace
and misery and great times of overwhelming love.
The scars and rainbows of our past are deeply etched
and with hope will make us better yet.
We shall use the wisdom of our age, and all our carnal wit
to ensure that in our time; we’ll make the best of it.