Richard W. Reith


In the beginning, he moved into her,
Friends becoming lovers then soul mates.
Even as the loving suddenly died,
He learned to deal with pain, day to day.

Yet, through it all they built a special life.
Promising until death do us part,
Forsaking all others, for better, for worse.
Hand in hand, side by side, heart to heart.

Together they took things day by day
Raising children and building a life
Persevering through pain of being
Without passion, husband and wife.

Only God can chart the path to walk
No man, the future can see –
Whether they will wind up on separate paths
Or finally have two become “We.”