Bench By The RoadHe was sitting on the park bench when her car came into view. Just sitting. Not doing anything. She pulled up against the curb, and he hopped in.

“I’m sorry I’m late,” she said. He just laughed at her and shook his head.

She pulled back off into traffic but shot him that quizzical half-annoyed look. The one he knew so well. “So it’s funny to you?” she asked. “I am not always late you know.”

He look backed. “No. No, no. That’s not what I’m laughing at.”

“Yes, then? What?” she asked.

“I’m just amused by what you said. You apologizing. I was just laughing at the fact that you don’t really understand,” he said.

“What do you mean I don’t understand?”

He looked down. “It’s just that I don’t mind waiting for you,” he said.  “I would wait for you forever.”

“Nuh uh. I do not take forever,” she said.

“That’s what I mean. You still don’t understand,” he said. “What I mean is that I was waiting to find  you my entire life. Before you, that is all there was – waiting. And I really didn’t even know if you existed. But now I do and that makes it all worth while.” He laid his hand on hers.

“So I really don’t mind waiting for you now, because I know for certain you are out there and you are coming. I would wait for you forever.”


Been Reading Shakespeare

ShakespeareDoubt that the stars are fire,
Doubt that the sun doth move his aides,
Doubt truth to be a liar,
But never doubt I love.
    Hamlet – Act 2, Scene 2, Shakespeare

I humbly do beseech of your pardon,
For too much loving you.
    Othello – Act 3, Scene 3, Shakespeare

Guess it is an English major thing that I relish Shakespeare so much.

Watching Over

I stare out at the stars at night.

Looking out across the heavens,
over the miles, these are the same stars,
very much the same stars that watch over you,
every night, no matter how near or far.

Years or miles may separate, but
ordinary, in their constancy, they abide,


Copyright Darren Kirby

24 Years of Marital Bliss

Hard to believe, but as of today Nancy and I have been married for 24
years. Many of you will find it even harder to believe that she has
put up with me for that long. Well I totally concur! Between old
British cars, incurable collecting, the occasional smelly cigar,
erratic moods, a very punny sense of humor and so much more, she puts
up with a lot. Well I just want to say “thank you”.

Thank you to my wife of all these years for being by my side and
having my back. Thank you to the mother of our children for help to
rais such great kids. And most of all, thank you to my best friend for
sharing so much. It is because of her that I can look forward to many
more years.

So, Nancy, Happy Anniversary!!

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