by: Guildford Windley

A Puzzle Piece
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As I laid there in my bed
Thoughts passed through my mind
Like film strips of a movie, that was my life
Each frame of this movie was like each breath I took
A life rich with living
All that could be, there was
Yes
There were pain and suffering
But
There was also lots of good
I had my ups, and my downs, to be sure
But I weigh the goods to be more, for this am sure
I could have gone through life without love
A lonely life that would be
But
My life was blessed with love
For in this universe that we live, there are no guarantees
I believe our life starts as just a puzzle piece
Afloat and all alone
Somewhere, in this universe there waits for another piece of the puzzle, with a life of its own
In most cases, we go through life and all the pieces never fit quite right
But when they do
When they come together
Just the right fit
Two pieces joined as one, but still, with their own identity
A picture is complete
It means
Love has found a way across infinity, to be shared by two
Yes
Two, who were meant to be, as one
Soulmates to share this life
Together not alone
Hand in hand they walk this life
They share the ups and downs
But with the love they stride, and face each day, with a smile for each other
Knowing that love has got their backs
Yes
This is why I’ll smile
Yes I can be down and cranky too
I can feel sorry for myself and cry into my drink
But then I realize the truth
When I look at the big picture
I see beyond a doubt
I have that kind of love
That I speak about
For as I lay in my bed seeing the film of my life, flow through my dreams
She is there to hold my hand and walk with me
Upon awakening from my slumber
I can simply turn my head
For next to me in our bed, she lies
My soulmate
Which makes my life complete
The love of my life is she
Which makes our puzzle complete!

Guildford H Windley
March 24, 2019

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So reminds me of my own beloved spouse that I did not meet until age 63. He has learning disabilities and cannot read, whereas I”m well educated with two college degrees behind my name and yet we are one, and together we can conquer a cruel world that comes against us both. This is truly a heartwarming poem.

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Guildford, You’ve done it again!! Your writing is magical and I can picture myself in this poem!! Thanks so much for posting!
Samantha