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This is the second post from the archives of poet Dorinda Duclos…and another poem that made me smile… having met and married in six weeks… we heard the same phrase.. ‘It will never last’… Dorinda celebrates 30 years of marriage in 2015.
Thirty Years by Dorinda Duclos
They’ll never last, we heard them say
So we put them in their places
We spoke our vows and said I do
With smiles upon our faces
An elegy was written
No, this wasn’t just a rumor
Mourning the loss of his only son
My father-in-law‘s sense of humor
The guys all got together
To say farewell, dear chap
No more video games or movie frames
Just the famous Bachelor Rap
Friends and family gathered round
To wish us on our way
A bright new future lay ahead
On that beautiful July day
Yes, that was thirty years ago
As we celebrate this life
Neil, forever my husband
And I, forever his wife
©Dorinda Duclos 2015
About Dorinda Duclos
Dorinda Duclos is a writer of poetry, sharing her life experiences in verse. She is also the author of the blog, Night Owl Poetry, and has amassed a following of fellow poets, writers and artists, and is highly recognized in social media. She is a member of the Poetry Society of America and the Academy of American Poets, as well as a guest writer on PoetsCornerBlog.wordpress.com
She was also involved in “Poets for Peace”, a collaboration of poems from poets around the world. This collaboration is now archived in the ‘Stanford University Archive’ of the ‘100,000 Poets for Change’ collection!
A wife and mother of two, Dorinda makes her home in northern New Jersey, surrounded by wildlife, and nature’s beauty, all inspiration for her poetry.
A selection of books by Dorinda Duclos
One of the recent reviews for Night Owl Poetry
Night Owl Poetry by Dorinda Duclos is an anthology of poems that begins with an intense symbol of Cocoon, which sheathes the internal beauty, yearning to break free. Slowly it wades into deeper waters of life, trying to figure out its real meaning and exhorting you to believe in yourself to understand the ‘jigsaw of life.’ The paradox of fleeting moments yet time standing still, past that lingers around us despite the beckoning light, A broken heart and yearning for brighter paths – all comes alive in these pages that glow with signature style of a brilliant poet.
Symbolism is the forte of Dorinda, as the night owl is an image for the poet who can’t sleep without completing her rendezvous with the wonderful words she pours into her musings. Whether she pays homage to soldiers or empathizes with ‘The Bag Lady,’ Duclos handles each theme perceptively. Once again love for nature shines through her poetry despite various issues that inspire her. This is a perfect book for poetry lovers.
All the books including signed copies can be purchased through Dorinda’s website: Book Page
Read the reviews and buy the books: https://www.amazon.com/Dorinda-Duclos/e/B00LE97O5K
And Amazon UK: https://www.amazon.co.uk/Dorinda-Duclos/e/B00LE97O5K
Read more reviews and follow Dorinda on Goodreads: https://www.goodreads.com/author/show/8405193.Dorinda_Duclos
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My thanks to Dorinda for allowing me to browse her archives and share this post with you… and it would be great if you would head over and explore her archives for yourself.. thanks Sally.