My Life, My Strife, My Wife, My Love
The days and nights are filled with fear
Darkness and doubt envelope me like a blanket
The shadows are long, and reach for me with cold fingers
Looking forward fills me with dread
For years this has been My Life
Tossed and lost on an ocean of uncertainty
Like Odysseus at the mercy of fickle and playful Gods
I struggle to find my path to home and peace
And to maintain a brave warriors face.
For years now, this has been My Strife
The fearless and loyal Captain at my side
Braving the arrows, holding my shield
Lending me strength when mine has failed
Honing the edge when my sword is dull.
For years now, this has been My Wife
Like a candle in the darkness
Like a beacon glimpsed when nearing home
Like a healer tending my wounds and my soul
Like a symbol of all that is good and of hope.
For years now, I thank you,
Written by my husband for me, Christmas 2014