The Twilight Years

The faded green of his shirt
The musty grey of her top.
Grey sprinkled in the hair
And well lived was the lair.
They had met in the teenage days,
Unaware of the cautious worldly ways.
She fell for his brutal honesty ,
He loved her innocence and demure.
Their love would last ages was their faith
So they parted to learn nuances of the trade.
They met later ten years or so,
Making decent living with all they knew.
She still loved his honest ways,
And he craved for her innocent self in over mature days.
They joined hands to hold for life,
The eternal blessed the new man and wife.
The baby did come but was gone too soon,
They had already crossed their aging noon.
The honest and the innocent braved the world as days passed,
For troubles did not but the love did last.
The twilight years brought illness and pain,
As such they had never asked for gains.
Only worry that crossed their mind was for them,
What will happen to left behind for self and none.
The grief clenched the heart before they were hit with shot,
The hands yet held tight to hold ,what may happen or not.

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About Nalini Srivastava

I am an Indian.I write to let go of myself.It is my catharsis.My biggest inspiration is my son and every passing moment of life.I am a teacher by profession and the way I love to write ,I love to teach.With my one solo poetry book already published "Feminine Musings" hope many more will see the light.

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