How Long is Forever?

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How Long is Forever?

Dear One,

epitome

of patience and kindness,

will you stay with me forever?

Love me.

Promise

me forever…

tenderness and passion,

undying love and loyalty.

Love me.

How long

is forever?

Much longer than never…

an indeterminate journey...

Love me.


Copyright© 2020 by Cheryl Batavia


Happy New Year,

Wonderful Fellow Bloggers!

Things have gotten a little crazy here!

I am taking a break

and will do my best to catch up on my emails.

See you in 2021. ❤ ❤ ❤

87 Comments

    1. Thank you, Frank. I am happy that you like the poem. ❤ You told me breaks are good…You are the experienced blogger here, so I am taking your excellent advice. 🙂 Too many things on my plate all of a sudden! Enjoy your holidays. May the New Year bring health and peace! ❤

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      1. Tanisha, Thank you for reading and commenting. I am not sure of your meaning.

        “How long is Forever?” is a philosophical question. It is intended to lead to contemplation and is open to many interpretations. People have widely differing perspectives on the subject of immortality. My belief is that immortality is the legacy of what we have done to make the world a better place, our impact on the next generation, and maybe our words written and left behind.

        What are your views on this? All the best! ❤ Happy New Year!

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  1. Beautiful poem Cheryl – with Christmas and my second child around the corner I will also be taking a break soon. I’ve felt I’ve needed one for a while now! If I don’t hear from you before have a very merry Christmas and an infinitely brighter 2021! 🙏

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  2. Love this poem Cheryl! This is a wonderful line. How long is forever? Much longer than never…
    Enjoy your break and enjoy the many blessings in store for you and your loved ones!.
    I too will be taking a break after next week. Big hugs and see you in the New year. Much love nd hugs, ❤️🤗 Cindy

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    1. So happy you love the poem, Cindy! That is my favorite line in the poem. It is my first attempt at writing cinquains. Feels very much like writing haiku.

      You are one of the hardest-working and most positive people I know. 🙂 Enjoy time spent with your family over the holidays. I wish for a better year in 2021, an end to the pandemic, and prosperity and peace to grow. ❤ ❤ ❤ All the best to you and your family!

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      1. It is lovely. Oh yes, that line says so much and well described. I will have to look into ciquains or study yours!

        Oh how dear of you to share this with me. Thank you sooooo very much for that kind compliment Cherly. I have enjoyed getting to know you this year and sharing our trials and tribulations and joy. I wish for the same and so much love to you. Enjoy your break as will I and see you refreshed coming back!
        ❤️❤️❤️Cindy

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  3. Beautiful poem, Cheryl. My parents were married for over sixty years and my wife’s parents were married for over forty until my father-in-law’s untimely death at sixty. So, they provided excellent role models for my wife and me. We’ve been married for 32 years and still going strong.

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    1. David, Thank you for sharing your thoughts. I am glad you liked the poem. Since we are getting married at 71 and 72, we will just have to enjoy whatever time there is. 🙂 Those are very impressive statistics in your family. 🙂 Best wishes for many more wonderful years together! ❤ ❤ ❤

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    1. Thank you, David, for sharing your thoughts. ❤ Your kind comments are very much appreciated! I hope the font changes conveyed that there are two speakers. That is what I was trying to accomplish. Thank you for saying that the poem made you think. That makes me happy!

      Happy New Year to you and your family. ❤ Happy New Year to all of us…a more peaceful and safer world! 🙂

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  4. This is so delicate & beautiful, Cheryl 🌹
    I hope all’s okay with you when you say things are hectic. I feel the same here, so much to do & so little time. Taking a break sounds like a wise idea so you can get things done & then focus on the things that matter to you, resting & enjoying the festivities hopefully. Wishing you & your family a very Merry Christmas! 🎄♥🎄♥🎄♥🎄

    Caz xx

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    1. Thank you, Caz, for your lovely response to the poem and for your good wishes. ❤ We are survivors even when circumstances are difficult. In 2021, we will see a resolution to many of the challenges we have faced. Time to slow down and appreciate the really important things. 🙂 Wishing you and your family a new year of joy and peace. ❤ ❤ ❤

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    1. Thank you so much, Michel, for your kind response. Glad you liked the poem. I thought that couple looked happy and sweet. We are enjoying a simple holiday with calls and emails from family members. Hope your Christmas was merry. Best wishes for a much happier new year!
      Love ❤
      Cheryl

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  5. Astounding piece!!
    The title is very thought provoking
    But it’s difficult to find that kinda love in today’s scenario
    But i believe the world is not so cruel with anyone that it doesn’t let us feel that kinda love once in a lifetime
    🤞🤞🤞

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    1. Thank you so much, Komal for your very kind response! The fifty-year marriage is an unreachable goal for most people these days, though I think it is still most people’s ideal. I thought the couple in the photo exemplified that ideal. I had two eighteen-year marriages, and at the age of 71, I am planning to marry my partner of six years. We hope to have a few more years together. I will never have that fifty-year marriage, but I feel very fortunate to have had these three wonderful men in my life. Wishing you many years of love and happiness.

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    2. Komal, a young blogger once told me, “We don’t talk about those things” when I mentioned enjoying a physical relationship at my age. For twelve years after my husband’s death, I was busy raising my children and didn’t even go on a date.

      I met Robert on “Plenty of Fish ” about seven years ago. We have lived together for over six years and have a very full and happy life in spite of some health issues. I believe you are never too old to learn new things, to adapt, and to fall in love.

      I don’t usually give advice about relationships, but I will share some thoughts with you.

      I think it helps to find someone you have a lot in common with. Sometimes “opposites attract,” but statistics show that the most satisfying relationships are between people who have the most in common. I think that is especially true when you are older.

      It is always important to give each other space to be their own person. When you meet after a lifetime of experience, that is even more true. In most families now, both husband and wife have careers that they spent time preparing for and that are important to them.

      Another thing that is important is realistic expectations. I think it is always a mistake to marry someone with the intention of changing him or her. That usually doesn’t work. I believe unrealistic expectations are a major cause of unhappiness. My mother said to watch how a man treats his mother. That is how he will probably treat you. I think that is pretty good advice.

      Lastly, I think people should treat each other with respect and consideration. Never accept less or give less. Treat each other as equals. Honesty is important. Good manners are a simple thing, but I think they matter. If you have children, you want to set a good example of a happy relationship.

      Hope this is helpful. ❤

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