Two Green Hearts

PHOTO PROMPT © Rochelle Wisoff-Fields

One co-worker gawks. “That’s your anniversary present?”

Another snickers. “How many years did you say you’ve been married?”

“Fifteen,” I answer, admittedly a bit embarrassed. I open the card from my husband.

The beauty of roses
fades with time
But two hearts still green,
Will grow and climb
While love, like ivy, wraps around us
I can’t think of a rhyme, so instead I’ll just
Move on to Crystal and what it means
Our love still sparkles, even at fifteen,
Multi-faceted, and I have a hunch
It’ll always hold a delightful punch.

Even the gawker swoons.


I am NOT a poet. 🙂 Still, it was fun to come up with something for Rochelle’s interesting and challenging photo prompt. Click the “froggy” button to read more creative stories on this week’s prompt by multi-faceted, multi-talented Friday Fictioneers.

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39 Responses to Two Green Hearts

  1. neilmacdon says:

    That kind of punch, right? Not the other kind

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  2. Dear Jan,

    The poem made me swoon, too. Sounds like something a husband in love with his wife might write. Good one.



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    • Jan Vanek says:

      Thank you, Rochelle. Steve, in fact, is a beautiful poet. I’ve been after him to gather his poems together for me to publish a book for him. I’d call it, “Why I Married Him.” 🙂

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  3. This is lovely. You may be a poet after all.

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  4. pennygadd51 says:

    That’s really entertaining, Jan! It’s also rather touching – well done!

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  5. Iain Kelly says:

    I went with the fifteenth anniversary crystal too, but without the romance! Very romantic.

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  6. kirstwrites says:

    Aww! What an old romantic he is!

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  7. Lovely. You’re clearly a poet and you don’t know it!

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  8. Simply delightful! Gifts don’t have to cost a lot to be of high value!

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  9. kasturi says:

    Awww this is so sweet, Jan! Absolutely enjoyed reading it. 🙂

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  10. Dale says:

    Not a poet? I beg to differ.
    I know I am swooning… big time. What woman would not absolutely love a man who writes such beautiful notes?

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  11. It’s the thought that counts in the end… sometimes this is the truth

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  12. StuHN says:

    YAY. Good hubby

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  13. You’re a poet, and you gotta know it! I loved this, it was so cute!

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  14. AWESOME take on the photo prompt!!

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  15. That was real sweet poetry! 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

  16. You are a poet and you don’t know it! Absolutely beautiful

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