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Written on the occasion of our Ruby Wedding Anniversary.  Cowperthwaite was the vicar.  That we ran out of food at the reception was largely down to him, the greedy git.


We have a photo stowed away

That’s taken on our wedding day;

In truth it does not flatter us –

My double chin, your mountainous

Bosoms occupying all

The shot in their supported sprawl.


But when I make comparison,

When all is said and all is done,

Accept the compliment I pay,

You’re so much lovelier today.


Yes, after all these years have flown

The bones may ache, the skin lose tone

And certainly the hair has greyed

But still the feistiness has stayed!


I never thought back on that day

When Cowperthwaite had had his say

We’d be together in old age

(And nor did you I’d have to gauge).


And who’d have thought we’d never part?

I say this truly from the heart,

I think when I see it again,

You’re so much lovelier than then.




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John Coopey

Sun 11th Apr 2021 14:02

Thank you, Julie and thanks for the Like, Tom and Kevin.

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julie callaghan

Sun 11th Apr 2021 09:19


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John Coopey

Sat 10th Apr 2021 19:50

But don’t let on, Stephen - I have a certain reputation to protect.
And thanks for the Likes, Nazia, Holden and Aviva.

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Stephen Gospage

Sat 10th Apr 2021 17:18

No harm in that.

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John Coopey

Sat 10th Apr 2021 16:59

Underneath this crusty and cynical exterior, MC, I am just a dollop of mush.

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M.C. Newberry

Sat 10th Apr 2021 15:41

Aaah...sweet! 😊

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