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.
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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!