They say “true love” is “give” and “take”
As on through life we’re driven,
but it seems to me, I “take” much more
than I, to you, have given.
Near sixty years we’ve been as one,
and we’ve seldom been apart,
yet this truly comes as no surprise
for I’ve felt it from the start.
The first time that I saw you
I took you home to meet my folks.
For this I’ve taken “kidding”
and been the “butt” of friendly jokes,
but I loved you then, and I love you now
as I did the night we met.
Though I don’t remember lots of things,
our first date I’ll not forget!