The Lake – A poem for my Sherry

I’ve shown my serious side, my funny side, and a bit of my crazy side. But seeing as how yesterday was the 16th anniversary of the day I met my best friend, my partner, my awesome wife, Sherry, I’m going to post one of the very first poems I wrote for her. I’ve written over a hundred (I lost count) for her, and this is one of her favorites. Bear with me, folks, while I show my <gulp> romantic side:

The Lake

 —

As I watch the steam rise from the lake

I think of the sweet love we made

As we lay there, our bodies cooling

Like a runner who’s stopped in the shade

 —

The water is smooth and it glistens

In the early morning sun

Like your eyes as you gaze up at me

Telling me I’m the only one

 —

A fish jumps, the silence is broken

You sigh as you lay in my arms

Ripples spread in widening circles

I feel the flutter of your quick beating heart

 —

The waters lap soft on the shore now

I hear the soft call of a dove

As I drift ever slow toward slumber

You whisper sweet dreams, my love

 —

In a few moments the water is still

The lake again calm and serene

You sleep with your head on my shoulder

My eyes close, I slip into dreams

— 

Copyright © 1995 C. Mashburn

5 Comments »

  1. Sherry Mashburn said

    Thank you for these past 16 years. They’ve never been boring, and I cannot imagine where I would be without you.

    I love you, Charlie.

  2. Awwwwwwwwwwwwww………How sweet!

  3. Waynette said

    That was very sweet!!! And now…I know what you’ve been doing….hehe

  4. Joy Rawle said

    Ain’t LOVE awesome. Love you both

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