Opposites Attract

He sees his man cave as orderly as a doctor’s office
I see the aftermath of a hurricane

He wants it done tomorrow
I want it done yesterday

He sees the bucket half full
I see it half empty

He’s cool calm and collect
I’m as nervous as a jack-rabbit

He thinks before he speaks
I spew it out and think about it later

He loves a crowd
I’d rather have a tooth pulled

He likes being on center stage
I hide behind the curtain

He likes sleeping late
I like seeing the sun rise

He likes to cook
I’d rather clean the toilet

He thinks country music is soothing to the soul
I think it’s like fingernails raking across a chalkboard

On and on I could go
But there’s no point

Because with all our differences
Like a crazy quilt of many colors and patterns

Our hearts have intertwined as one
Creating a beautiful

Sometimes crazy marriage
That has not frayed or faded in forty-five years

So I guess opposites really do attract!

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Sandi Staton

I've been blessed with a forty-nine-year marriage, a son, four grandchildren, seven great-grandchildren, and one more on the way. I am a cancer survivor and thank God for His healing touch; physically and emotionally. Having battled depression for most of my life, music, writing, and digital art are tremendous outlets for me. I hope you enjoy your visit and that you'll come back again.