Maturing Love

Maturing Love

A Chapter by Debbie Barry

Written in 12th grade, a love poem to my then-future first husband.


Maturing Love


February 16, 1987

I met you on a hilltop
When I was just a girl
And you were such a soldier -
So proper and commanding.

I feared you on the hilltop,
And yet I was attracted
To the quiet little corner
Of your self you tried to hide.

I lost you for an autumn,
Then found you in the winter,
And we were then still strangers,
A soldier and a child.

You showed me no affection -
Not one bit of emotion -
Yet still I was attracted
To your quiet, secret self.

A whole year came between us,
And then you came back to me -
And I was then a soldier,
And you were a gentle man.

Four months have passed between us,
And still we are together,
And with the fifth month passing,
We now choose to wed.

A love that grew from fear
Has blossomed 'tween two soldiers -
Two very special people -
And now it shall be sealed.

For Andy.

© 2017 Debbie Barry

Author's Note

Debbie Barry
I wrote this when I was 17. Initial reactions appreciated.

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Added on November 8, 2017
Last Updated on November 8, 2017
Tags: poem, poetry, pledge, promise, love, romance, marriage

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Debbie Barry
Debbie Barry

Clarkston, MI

I live with my husband in southeastern Michigan with our two cats, Mister and Goblin. We enjoy exploring history through French and Indian War re-enactment and through medieval re-enactment in the So.. more..