Posted: August 16, 2015 in Poetry
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 Me and my Muse, Okinawa 2005 (or so)

By David Allen

Ruth Ellen, I’m tellin’
You don’t look your age
Your beauty’s compelling
And worth every page
Of the dozens of poems
I wrote of you and our love

You remain my muse
As you were before we met
I just didn’t know back then
If I would ever get
To be with the woman
Who haunted my dreams
Faceless, she beckoned
Her outstretched arms seemed
To invite the poet in.

 In the traditional wedding vow
The couple agrees to remain together
“In sickness and health”
Well, we’ve lived that line
And we’re coming out fine
We’ve remain unbeaten, if weathered.


Chesterfield, IN
16 Aug, 2015


  1. seagullboy says:

    Glad to see the old romance is still there! Hope the pair of you are well.


  2. Ruth Haskins says:

    Lovely, poignant poem: I personally relate, as my full name, coincidentally, is “Ruth Ellen Haskins”. Thank you for making me feel special, if only vicariously. 🙂


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