Fifty Years

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24 December 1966 – 24 December 2016

This what all those poems were leading up to:
Clare and I, married for fifty years today,
unbelievable.

Share the joy with us.
Blessings to all.

Roger and Clare.

“Brightly Dawns Our Wedding Day” from The Mikado

Goodrich Castle

I thought I had felt everything worth feeling
until I looked on Goodrich Castle and explored
with you its walls and towers and labyrinth
of inter-connecting corridors and rooms.

Do you recall the way its old stone bones
thrust out from that pelvis of red bedrock?
Civil War tore down its curtain walls,
fired its stables, drove horses and people mad

with fear. Sometimes at night fate mans
the pumps of my blood and sends alarums
surging through my arteries. No. I don’t want

to die before you. I don’t want to leave you
here, alone, defenseless, besieged by memories
that gnaw at you and devour your days, like flames.

30 thoughts on “Fifty Years

  1. Love is the greatest gift one can give and receive. And your testimonial post only goes on to strengthen my belief. Many Congratulations and wish you many many more years of blissful togetherness.

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  2. Re: Fifty Years On Well done, you. So clear. Chuck

    On Sat, Dec 24, 2016 at 8:09 AM, rogermoorepoetdotcom wrote:

    > rogermoorepoet posted: ” 24 December 1966 – 24 December 2016 This what all > those poems were leading up to: Clare and I, married for fifty years today, > unbelievable. Share the joy with us. Blessings to all. Roger and Clare. > “Brightly Dawns Our Wedding Day” from The Mikado Go” >

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  3. Somehow, reminded of the series called “Outlander.” My wife, Ann, and I have been married for nearly 57 years. In the beginning, we explored desert ruins and hillsides in New Mexico, then on to nearly 20 years of Army life, which included exploring glaciers and hillsides in Alaska. We have since explored castles in England and France. We’ve explored ancient Native American cliffside ruins, and explored the Navajo Nation in Arizona and New Mexico. We survived the demands of war years, children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. We’ve had a happy life. Now we plan to explore castles in the sky.

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    • Sounds fascinating. We will be hot on your heels! Our adventures were in the Oaxaca Valley in Mexico. Spent several periods there at Monte Alban and other sites. They come through in some of my earlier writings on the blog. I used to investigate English / Welsh Castles and Arthurian ruins. Rex quondam, rexque futurus. Thank you for visiting.

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