On The News Of An Engagement.


There will always be happiness

to be found in the announcement

of love, it is the way of things,

we fulfil a need to see life

continue, to see it flourish

and avoid the rain

that some would bring just

by their presence; you cannot beat

the feeling of love and it is to be happy,

to be thrilled, when it happens to you.

Love, you are lucky my son,

you have found the one to hold

and admire, to care for

and see old age as the final result

of holding hands and your own children

phone you one day

to tell you, with a smile in their voice,

that they too are engaged.


Ian D. Hall 2018