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My Life's Plans Being Trumped For The Better!

I TRULY thought marriage was an impossibility for me. Then at 40 years old I met my sweetheart! We lived in the city, loved city-life, and had dreams of traveling the world and returning back to our comfortable high-rise condo. We did that for 2.5 years. What neither of us wanted was a suburban lifestyle with a yard to mow and a driveway to shovel in the winter. We certainly didn't want kids. Miraculously, we now have all of that and are LOVING IT!!

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Who Would've Thought?

Doug W Benson © more by Doug W Benson

Published by Family Friend Poems December 2, 2023 with permission of the Author.

Who would've thought,
This forty-yeared soul,
Would hear the words,
"To have and to hold,"
At peace all alone,
With dreams forgot,
Then you came along,
Oh, who would've thought?

Who would've thought,
These cityscape-two,
This wanderlust match,
With the globe in their view,
Would one day become,
With a home? And a yard?
Oh, who would've thought?

Who would've thought,
That this anti-kid pairing,
Would open their hearts,
To allow for more sharing,
Of love and of hope,
To us you also brought,
Our angel we're holding,
Oh, who would've thought? 

Yes, who would've thought,
That the future we plan for,
Could end up becoming,
Not that, but so much more,
If we're open to change,
Allow ourselves to be taught,
Then miracles do happen!
Oh, who would've thought?



Doug William Benson has been a practicing physical therapist since 2007. His areas of interest and expertise are in geriatric and neurological rehabilitation including stroke, traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury. His newfound love for poetry and expressive writing comes from the recent rediscovery of various poems he wrote in junior...

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