She leaned on the railings, looking out to sea,
Her eyes a well of mischievous mystery.
Hair flowing around a bright smiling face,
Her body relaxed in my gentle embrace.
The moon cast a path of shimmering light
Upon a calm sea on that summer’s night.
This was the moment, no better time,
To ask the question and claim her as mine.
“Please listen darling, I’ve something to say;
“It’s been locked in my mind, just seeking a way.
“You know I love you, that was never in doubt;
“It’s the rest of the question I’m worried about.
“Please think about the next words I say,
“It’s for the rest of our lives, not just today.
“Will you walk down the aisle and say I do?
“Then I’ll hold your hand and say “I do” too.”
Do you remember that 50 years ago
We stood on the promenade toe to toe?
That night a voice whispered “yes I do,”
That voice still whispers “I love you.”