Alison Mills

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To Ali

This poem was written for my wife Ali on the occasion of our Silver Wedding Anniversary which we celebrated on 27 March 1999 in Doyle's Restaurant in Sydney, Australia.

Many bards have written over the years
To express sentiments of love into their lady's ears
"How do I love you. Let me count the ways"
OR "My love is like a red, red rose"
By comparison these verses are only like prose

But my words have the same intent
And to Ali these lines are lovingly penned
Some things have to be said
To the woman for a quarter centuary to whom I am wed

25 years may seem to some a long time
But to me it is only a start
For the woman to whom I am married
And to whom I have given my heart
A lifetime together isn't long enough
To spend with a person when you're in love

It all began with a simple vow
And which I want to reaffirm now
"To have and to hold in sickness and in health
From this day forth
So long as we both shall live"

And so we are here in Sydney
To celebrate our Silver Anniversary
I'd like to propose a toast
To the woman I love the most
"Long life, good health
Happiness, contentment and wealth"
Join by saying "Cheers, Keepis, Slangie or Prost"

The word "Keepis" is the Finnish equivalent of "Cheers" - its something folk say before drinking. The word "Slangie" is Scots Gaelic for the same thing.

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