These Are the Golden Years

This is a piece I wrote in honor of my paternal grandparents on their 50th wedding anniversary. The party was themed in gold, so I thought I would follow suit.

Young and in love
Sweet serenity of times
Spent together at the start
These are the golden years.

Newlyweds and excited
Adventures and new horizons
Learning how to be together
These are the golden years.

Little feet hit the ground
Homes grow, jobs change
Figuring out how life’s meant to be
These are the golden years.

House is full, schedule’s busy
Driving round and round again
One’s here, another there, and somewhere in between
These are the golden years.

Empty house, moving forward
Graduations change the sound
Of the bustling house to silence, and yet
These are the golden years.

Little cries echo in hospital rooms
Hearts expand to twice their size
A new generation to remind us that
These are the golden years.

Pictures collected, and shown to friends
Pride in those you love
Enjoying God’s gifts and the people around
These are the golden years.

The rings on your fingers, older and worn
Show the love you have in your heart
Love for your family, love for each other
These are the golden years.

 

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