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Poem in Response

After reading “Uma hipótese num bilião” (Portuguese, meaning A Hypothesis in a Billion) by Carla Milho – a lovely lady, wonderful writer and dear friend from Lisbon, Portugal – I was inspired to write this poem in response…

When once I asked
Please marry me
You said, not now
- with time, maybe

   But that was then
   And this is now
   And what will be, will be

   And so, once more
   I'll ask again
   - I wish you'd marry me

Unto the years
We'll weather every storm

True hearts as one
In happiness
Our love, forever warm

© 2023 Phil Perkins

PHOTO CREDIT: modified photo from

Miracles, by Jefferson Starship (1975) – see lyrics here.

NOTE: this poem uses the Preformatted Block, which allows for indentation of text exactly as pasted. However, in so doing, a monospace font is used.


2 responses to “Poem in Response”

  1. Carla Milho Avatar

    Oh my God dear Phil, I have no words…. Thank you so much my dear friend 🌹🌹🌹🌹🙏🙏🙏❤️

    1. Phil Avatar

      A celestial beauty with many appealing qualities, I think you’re magic, dear Carla ~ one of a kind and the woman of my dreams. 🌹 As such, and because you always make me smile, sharing poetry with you comes naturally. 😇 I very much appreciate you, my dear friend, and thank you for everything. ❤️

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