’twas a time of bell bottoms and high collars,
Slim skirts and large paisley prints.
Standing tall was a jovial ambitious man,
Aspiring management guru post University.
Skipping petite was a spirited rational woman,
Caught between art and medical school.
Different circles and prolific ambitions –
they were brought together by a college play.
Ignited by scenic sways of a train journey
Sparks exploded underneath the calm waters,
The man – always a creative magician expelled
A puzzle for the entire troop to solve on the train.
Hoping to win the woman’s favour, a tiny letter
was discreetly handed to her as the “solution”.
The woman – always a mischievous pixie called
him over to her home to discuss the said “solution”.
Secret: the letter professed his love for her – risky!
She, the beloved daughter of the University’s Dean.
But love cherished, blossomed and went beyond,
It was them NOT against the world – but with.
Joined together in holy matrimony and growing
together for a promising future – they were.
And that is how I came to be. This is where I come from. This was my parent’s love story 🙂 Stronger after almost 35 years together!
Written for dVerse where Mary wants us to write where we come from. Do share your story!