Life was good and getting better,
Until I lost my lifelong mate,
Then I didn’t want to shop or eat
And of course, I wouldn’t date.
Now I’ve learned that love can grow
No matter what your age;
And for every man and woman,
There’s someone else who’s in your stage.
You came along for me
And gave me joy in life once more;
I’ll be forever grateful
That you knocked on my front door.
I think we share together
Something very fine—
Once again I have a life mate—
And a love mate who is mine;
And you are not diminished
Because you’re the second spin,
I never loved another
With the love that I’m now in.
By Betty L. Killebrew
Copyright May 30, 2005