First time for rhyme and meter since my trip to the U.S., this Cloudburst poem turns to the universal theme of romantic love, but more than that, wedded bliss and commitment love. The seven-line iambic pentameter uses an A-B-A-B-A-C-C rhyme scheme.

The idea and some lines of the poem was taken from a pay-for-hire gig I did for a guy in Thailand. I revamped it entirely, removing his personal references and information, and adapted it to my own situation, though not so specific that other married couples can’t use it to express theirs as well. It would make, say, a nice wedding anniversary poem.

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