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Sweethearts


Maurice and Doris, husband and wife,
after sixty years of happily married life
from being childhood sweethearts
(not a day spent willingly apart)
took a mystery tour to the seaside;
hand locked in hand all of the ride
recreating for then a youthful year
with cockles and whelks gin and beer
looking over the sea from the shore.
On the coach hands locked once more
watching the countryside slip by
with wide opened observing eyes.
After a day of recreated youth.
home to a glass of sweet vermouth
liberally dosed with a heap of pills
used to control their various ills.
And comfortably sitting there
ensconced in favoured arm chairs
still holding hands all the while,
on each faced contented smile
Maurice and Doris, husband and wife.
slipped quietly together away from life.


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Sweethearts