YOUNG LOVE 
by Marijo Phelps

Quiet and slow to talk,
Shy but fun,
Kind and understanding,
My heart he won.

Strong in purpose and character,
Clean in mind and deed,
Athletic and boyish,
Love has a seed.

Romantic and gentle,
Prejudices few
Humble yet proud,
And so the seed grew.

Slowly and quietly,
Unknown to either one,
Gradually and serenely,
Love did come.

I realized it suddenly
One unnamed day
When life sent us each
A different way.