Ten Five Fourteen: Golden

Maybe a little stubborn but
it’s always to do what you know is right.
Besides you’re not the kind that can stay angry; not for long.
Still each time we have our differences,
no matter; we don’t fight,
and it never takes long before we’ve moved on; yes you’re that strong.

Golden 01

So easy to come up with something pat;
like we’re both too old for foolish tit-for-tat. Or
we’ve worked so hard together we can’t afford to leave anything broken.
With too much to lose and it’s a fact
times too short to waste it like that.
But who am I kidding that’s not the reason—it’s because you’re golden.

So many times, so many days,
others come first; no reward or praise.
Never look back, that time was all well-spent; invested; not stolen.
You’d never have it any other way;
nothing anyone could say,
and it’s not ‘cause you were pushed there; it’s because you’re golden.

Seems there’s only work and tightening our belts;
the time that we once shared just melts.
Memories come from way back when time was just ours; no fuss.
But so far way in time like ancient Celts,
those two people seem like someone else.
Sill those times when we touch ground together you know it’s still us.
We’re good.


And who knows where the years have gone.
I only know time keeps moving on.
And each day we get leaves memories I’ll never grow tired of holding.
Our picture’s still got so much left un-drawn,
and, yes, silver gives something else to wish upon
But I’ll just stay and keep being thankful that from now on, you’re golden.

Happy 50th 🙂


About Maurice A. Barry

Coordinator: Teaching and Learning Commons, Faculty of Education, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Parent & Husband. eLearning consultant/coordinator. Program Development Specialist - eLearning (Department of Education; Retired). Writer: over 40 Math/Physics texts/webs. Developer & Manager of web content. Geek. Not into awards but loves comments.
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7 Responses to Ten Five Fourteen: Golden

  1. margber says:

    How Beautiful. What wonderful words written obviously for someone special. Lovely.

  2. You’re a good spouse Maurice. Congratulations to your better-half … I hope you’ve got a nice dinner planned. D

  3. tw says:

    What a beautiful tribute and super birthday present 🙂

  4. Mary says:

    Lovely words and photos!! Wishing Josephine a truly Golden day and year ahead.

  5. Tiny says:

    Wonderful birthday gift of love!

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