Different Slants

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Christmas Passion:Romance After Sixty…by Robert M. Katzman

Filed under: Friendship & Compassion,Love and Romance — Bob at 9:37 am on Thursday, December 19, 2013

©May 1, 2011


For me, and perhaps for you..


Romance is rubbing her feet

While she’s sleeping

Snuggling while she’s awake


Romance is dancing in the kitchen

To music only we remember


Sitting in the driveway






Romance is agreeing

Not about what our children didn’t do

But what they did

And remembering the rocks along the way


Romance is walking slower

Through a cool leafy forest

Because she needs to walk slower

Even on a level path


Once we hiked up

A smoking Vesuvius

Things change


Romance is dreaming of where

We’ll never go

And what we’ll never do

When we get there


We’ll never have Paris

But we can hold hands

In French movies

In Italian restaurants

And on starry nights


Starry nights are everywhere


 Romance is holding her hand

When we cross the street

So she doesn’t trip

Romance is holding her hand

For no useful reason at all


TV, Billboards


Buy her Flowers and Candy!


But really

Soon they’re just

Dried petals and sugar


Songs say

“Young and in love”

Like there’s a limit on how long

Takes decades to figure it out


Romance is holding her hand

In the movies


Rubbing her feet

While she’s asleep




Comment by bruce matteson

December 20, 2013 @ 5:16 am

this is your best voice Robert! well done!

Comment by bruce matteson

December 20, 2013 @ 5:17 am

and as us heathens would say, happy merry!

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