“Love” by William Shakespeare
Love is friendship that has caught fire.
It is quiet understanding, mutual confidence, sharing and forgiving.
It is loyalty through good and bad.
It settles for less than perfection,
and makes allowances for human weakness.
Love is content with the present.
It hopes for the future and does not brood over the past.
It is the day in and day out chronicle of irritations, problems, compromises, small disappointments, big victories, and working toward common goals.
If you have love in your life,
it can make up for a great many things you lack.
If you do not have it, no matter what else there is,
it is not enough,
so search for it, ask God for it, and share it.
At least from what we have heard and from some research, this is from The Bard.
Some others have noted it as anonymous.
Regardless, we love this poem. Wonderful for any relationship, but especially for one that is mature.
Charlie and Cheryl Cavalconte