Lynn C. Price
SONG OF LYNN… AND ED
Ed and Lynn PriceLynn was thin in younger years,
Svelte, tall and sweet.
Hair of brown with eyes to match,
She swept him off his feet.
If only he had known the cost,
Would he do it still?
Knowing how marriage changes a man,
He loses all free will.
Time moves on, they both grow fat,
From all the food she cooks;
He’s wise beyond his 50 years,
Knowing all her LOOKS.
He tends the lawn, fixes things,
While she keeps the home fires bright,
The best of friends they’ll ever be,
Even with his ‘gaseous’ nights.
Kids move out yet always find,
The road that leads them home,
May the day be nearer still,
When they find the locks are gone.
Mom and Dad have moved away,
Down to the Florida Keys,
Kids you know we love you so,
But, please just let us be.
Waddling on the shoreline,
She pushes Ed’s wheelchair,
He pauses just one time to touch,
Lynn’s long, thinning hair.
Graced with years together,
They share the medicine chest,
Full of drugs to help them both,
Age like a vineyard’s best.
With eyes that are slowly fading,
He doesn’t see the love;
As Lynn edges close to the sea,
And gives that final shove!
Rest ye dear old hubby,
I’m sorry you had to leave,
And with that studly surfer,
Lynn will surely grieve.
©Copyright April 17, 2007 by Lynn C. Price
Author’s Note: Inspired by the following tongue-in-cheek ditty by Colin F. Jones, and written with love (and humor). May Ed never see this! LOL
Lynn is thin but married him,
And then she grew fat,
And with a grin she said to him,
Why did you do that?
… Just to get you started Lynn.
Colin F. Jones: April 17, 2007