On our 8th Wedding Anniversary

by Brendan Strong

After 8 years we keep on keeping on
Less for the need than the desire
More for the need than seeing what’s done
After 8 years we keep on keeping on.

We have a past, where the roots are sunk in
And a future that branches to many unknowns
And right now, we have much to get on with
After 8 years we keep on keeping on.

When we started, We were two, and now We are four
Our lives are no longer what they used to be for
Everchanging everything swirls round and is gone:
After 8 years we keep on keeping on.

A measure of love is neither longevity nor passion
But that thing that stays constant while everything’s passing
It’s not been so short, but it’s not been so long
After 8 years we keep on keeping on.

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