the wonders

the wonders

A Poem by Lydia Shutter


artwork by p.j. lewis



the days of our life
(over 164,000 days)
stack up like a jenga tower
each one a special anniversary
moments of togetherness
moments of comfort 
(and discomfort too)
ordinary and extraordinary
smiles and sighs
when the road tilts
and neither of us 
can make it right again
i still am thankful
for the the wonders of us

© 2020 Lydia Shutter


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Seems those days mean a multitude of adventures, some more memorable and joyful as other or forgetable but useful to have had, this wa or that. The pair,the two, hand holding or mind lullabying seem to act as support, each for the other, the being 'there' over time, whatever it is or however long. Perhaps.
You write so subtly here; nothing specifically said but such a lot suggested; each reader putting her or his own understanding in use.. somehow, perhaps!

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Lydia Shutter

1 Week Ago

Every poet wants people to relate to her/his words. I am so glad you noticed that, Emma. This was .. read more
emmajoy

1 Week Ago

To be honest, I couldn't imagine it being anyone other than you with your husband, Lydi. Life ruffl.. read more



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Gee
Hi Lydia, have read that you and your "better" half have been together 45 years, wow. Congratulation s. I tip my hat to you both. Have been with my wife 29 years and I know how much effort, work is put into a relationship to maintain the love and to stave off humdrum(or to much humdrum)
Hope I have a few more years yet.
Hope you are well

Posted 6 Days Ago


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Lydia Shutter

6 Days Ago

Thanks so much, Gee. Yes, every relationship takes work and the realization that life is not a fair.. read more
Always have found anniversaries to be less important than all those little moments that got you to that anniversary in the first place. The looks, the silent smiles and just being happy in each others company. The highs that thrill and the lows that leave you grateful for that person to hold you upright. The silly, the serious and all the familiar and friendly faces that have been collected around you over the years and of course, the most holiest of holies, especially in these contact less days, touch.
Trinkets and keepsakes are Al very well, but the feelings within, know without thought, are the most priceless of all.
Hoping there are many more wondrous days ahead, for all of us and our dwindling sanity of lockdowns.
I must admit though that I have enjoyed these quieter days and isolation has barely affected me.
The spider on my porch was just telling me how well I'm coping with it all.
Ching, wibble, beep 😊

Posted 6 Days Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

6 Days Ago


So, tell me Lorry, was that the itsy bitsy spider or some other arachnid invading your terri.. read more
Lorry

6 Days Ago

It was itsy bitsy Lydi. I think they're called money spiders, so I might buy a lotto ticket and se i.. read more
Lydia Shutter

6 Days Ago

LOL go for it, Lorry!
Being able to look back on 164,000 days and being also able to accept them, whether comfortable or otherwise, is part gift and part hard work. This poem is a well deserved tribute.

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Lydia Shutter

6 Days Ago

Thank you so much, John. My husband and I have been married over 45 years. Lydi**
dear Lydi... Being together for so many years is
similar to a Model T Ford... so much to discover...
and as the years go by... the newer Cars are so automatic...
it leaves little to the imagination. Sunrise and Sunset is
always there, but sometimes the rain and storms can make
it difficult to navigate. You have a way with words that
paint a Rainbow when the Sun comes out. gently, Pat

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Lydia Shutter

6 Days Ago

Thank you very much, Pat. Lydi**
It seems from your words dear poetess that nothing can shutter the hopes and dreams of better days by Lydia Shutter. You do not even stutter in expressing gratitude for the past and its place in your life. Writing and art enrich our lives as romance soars and soars.

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Sami Khalil

1 Week Ago

We might be giving you a pen name. I shudder at that thought. Hope all is well. You are welcome Lydi.. read more
Lydia Shutter

1 Week Ago

Smiling here.....nah, I will use my own name. Too confusing to use another.
Sami Khalil

1 Week Ago

Hehehe. All wonderful Linda Ronstadt. Opppsss. Sorry. Lydia Shutter
time can be unkind to us as far as our physical bodies, but our minds and hearts grow more and more in love.
And that is so priceless.
This poem just feels like the bond it depicts.
j.

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Lydia Shutter

1 Week Ago

Thanks so much, Jacob. Your reviews mean a lot to me. Lydi**
Beautifully put! Even as old age makes me feel miserable at times, the human spirit is unquenchable, always pushing onward for the next delightful encounter with serendipity. First time thru, I took "us" in your last line to refer to a couple . . . but upon reconsidering, I could see it as the wonder of ALL of us, being people, being in solidarity, getting down the road of what we're all going thru (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

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Lydia Shutter

1 Week Ago

Well, I meant it to mean my hubby and I, but your take on it is great, Margie. Thanks so much. Lyd.. read more
Seems those days mean a multitude of adventures, some more memorable and joyful as other or forgetable but useful to have had, this wa or that. The pair,the two, hand holding or mind lullabying seem to act as support, each for the other, the being 'there' over time, whatever it is or however long. Perhaps.
You write so subtly here; nothing specifically said but such a lot suggested; each reader putting her or his own understanding in use.. somehow, perhaps!

Posted 1 Week Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Lydia Shutter

1 Week Ago

Every poet wants people to relate to her/his words. I am so glad you noticed that, Emma. This was .. read more
emmajoy

1 Week Ago

To be honest, I couldn't imagine it being anyone other than you with your husband, Lydi. Life ruffl.. read more

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