by Christina Moore
Now that we've spent thirty years of our life,
Lying together, side by side, in the night.
An imperfect couple, a husband and wife.
We laugh, we ignore, we rejoice, and we fight.
Our children have grown up, each taken a mate.
The school friends are gone, the dogs have all died.
We've had to get used to each other, of late.
Our imperfections can no longer hide.
But along with the warts, I also can find,
That wonderful boy I loved from the start.
His self-contained nature, his organized mind,
That kindred spirit, that generous heart.
Maybe our love has stayed out of trouble
Because of our mattress. It's only a double.
About the Author
I'm a teacher, a writer, a reader, a poet, and the mother of two very accomplished kids who have each been as lucky as their mother in marrying their soulmates. I'm happily anticipating my new role as grandmother in September.
Bed of Roses Love Sonnet Contest Winner
Lovingly selected from the earliest archives of A Prairie Home Companion, this heirloom collection represents the music from earliest years of the now legendary show: 1974–1976. With songs and tunes from jazz pianist Butch Thompson, mandolin maestro Peter Ostroushko, Dakota Dave Hull and the first house band, The Powdermilk Biscuit Band (Adam Granger, Bob Douglas and Mary DuShane).