Love Music, a poem by Naomi Zaslow

Created in our Memoir Workshop, September 2014.

Love Music

Was the music in waves of the ocean

Some overwhelming lover’s potion?

When we met on that sandy Beach,

Who could have known the heights we’d reach?

A 16 year old blue-eyed blond.,

A World War Two Vet, who’d crossed The Pond.

Fit and handsome with shiny black hair,

There weren’t many who could compare.

Positive that you’d found your mate,

You didn’t want to negotiate.

We’d go steady, and then be married.

Just entering college, is why I tarried.

But your determination and persistence

Overwhelmed me, and my resistance.

We loved and laughed and made a life,

Ex-soldier, school girl, husband, wife.

It’s been as good as life can get,

And, amazingly, I love you yet.

From a chance meeting by water and sand,

We made love music, in life’s band.