May you also and the story behind this Poem

Briefly, Chan Horn, an old friend of both of us,

asked me to write a Poem for

her wedding celebration today.

She recently married John Sweeney.

The Poem was read by me at

Ocean City Restaurant,

where the dim sum wedding celebration occurred.

May you also

We’re nearing decade two of our marriage
almost decade three of together being
that doesn’t mean we know …anything
maybe it means we know what not to say… sometimes

maybe it means we know what not to say .. sometimes
words, easily given, are hard to retrieve
words, easily given,
are we the same now as we were then

are we the same now as we were then
no, nor should we be, we have both grown
we have both grown together and ourselves
together and ourselves, that’s what being in couple does

that’s what being in couple does, call this love?
Love or something very close
Love or something very close
May you also have this
Bob Small revised version


About bobsmall1

Bob Small has read at Bacchanal, Barnes and Noble, Borders, The Booksource (Swarthmore), The Clark Park Festivals,Community College of Philadelphia Highwire Gallery, The Mad Poets Annual Food Fest Reading, The Middle East Restaurant, Nexus GalleryThe Painted Bride Arts Center, The Philadelphia Ethical Society, Robin's Bookstore The University of Pennsylvania and also in New York City, Trenton, NJ, Washington, DC, and in many Delaware Valley Venues. He is the author of numerous chapbooks, including El Otro Lado (with Maralyn Lois Polak), On watching America Die, Small Steps and Toes (with Lamont B. Steptoe), and The Unapoet. This is his first Reading in over a year. Bob Small was Founder and President of the two decades old Poets and Prophets, which presented Poetry Readings in both Delaware County and Philadelphia. Bob was the Chair of The Delaware County Green Party and was the First Green Party Candidate in Delaware County (2005). He was also a Green Party National Delegate, among other duties. He is the Founder and Facilitator of The Pennsylvania Ballot Access Coalition (PaBac), which is a Coalition of both Independents and Third Parties., seeking to legislatively improve Pennsylvania's Ballot Access Laws. (Facebook) Bob is also a founding member and Facilitator of Democracy Unplugged, and Delco Debates, which has presented Independent and Third Party Forums in Delaware County since 2004. Facebook) He was formerly involved with Cinema Resistance, and Delco Pledge of Resistance. Bob currently lives in Swarthmore with his wife and their menagerie of animals. He is currently focused on writing a Novel and organizing his Poetry, which he posts on his Blog (Bob Small1). He is retired from most of the above activities, except Delco Debates and Poets and Prophets, which he may return to.
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