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Tuesday, September 25, 2012

The Best Birthday Present I Ever Got

Friday afternoon
(my favorite time of the week),
September 27, 2002.

It took forever
to get the kids out the door
and into the custody
of their dad
for the weekend.

We sat on the couch
and I told her that
I had something
for her to wear.

Knowing my mind,
she asked if it was
lingerie,
or some other kind of
kinky sex costume.

I’ll never forget
her look of surprise
when I showed her
the modest ring
and I pitched
my modest proposal,

and I will always treasure
her reaction
because she’s too smart
to be surprised
very often.

She said “yes”

and that was
the best birthday present
I ever got.

[Posted for #OpenLinkNight at www.dversepoets.com, the best poetry site on the internet.]

36 comments:

  1. smiles...and what an awesome birthday present....and one that keeps giving...cool verse man...and i hope she reads it as well...been thinking about you after that last poem...

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  2. So sweet. Hubby and I just celebrated 14 yrs!

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  3. Thanks, yes it's a nice memory. Yes, coincidentally, the father of one of my childhood friends was admitted to the hospital yesterday, and he's terminal too - this is the time of my life when I'm starting to see more funerals than marriages.

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    1. i feel you man...there are days...one of the poems last night brought back thoughts of my grandfathers funeral which always gets me...

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  4. Very sweet, dear Mosky. I'm betting she didn't mind that surprise one bit!

    Mosk...is your email still working?

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    1. Thanks, and I think my email is working, but it got hacked so I imagine its still sending out junk under my name - when I send junk out under my name,it'll be on this site.

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  5. Oh, how lovely... those are the best kind of surprises!

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  6. This is very touching, Mosk!! A beautiful memory.

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    1. Yes and it was 9 weeks to the date later that we were married.

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  7. Such a wonderful surprise - and precious memory! Congrats - K

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  8. I love the simplicity and sweetness of this Mosk. A treasured event to remember. Thanks for sharing. #ishouldbesolucky

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    1. Yes, you can't beat simplicity and sweetness. thanks.

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  9. really nice. Love how your wonderful surprise is now immortalized in verse. very nicely done. Thanks

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  10. oh wow..i'm glad she said yes...what a lovely moment and i can imagine how surprised she was..smiles

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    1. Yes, I think she thought it wasn't going to happen.

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  11. What a sweet memory!

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  12. A great birthday present :) nice :)

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  13. LOVE this, Mosk. :)

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  14. The most important gifts of all are the gifts of the heart! A lovely memory, so glad you shared it with us!

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    1. I write a lot of these for when I get old and senile. Thanks.

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  15. Anonymous8:25 PM

    What a special present . .for both of you! :) deb

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  16. well deserved ...
    profound poetry.

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  17. Great telling...congratulations, again!

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  18. Ahhh, a sweet piece, Mosk - and yes: can't be read without a smile. Congrats on your anniversary! :-)

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  19. A perfect, sweet, and simple little poem - and what a perfect & sweet memory to have! :)

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  20. oh how sweet... I love this!

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  21. Love, love, love it. Brought tears to my eyes. :)

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