I saw two trees in fond embrace,
Their trunks entwined and interlaced,
They have been so long in fixed abode,
They had fused together, and it showed.
As if the very hand of time,
Stood still, with picture so sublime.
A frame within my memory,
A pure delight and joy to see.
This brought to mind a marriage when,
Two people vowed to be akin
And sometimes life would draw them thus,
Or part their ways without a fuss.
But now and then, occasionally,
They would fuse together as the tree.
It is then they weathered every storm,
Though life hurled problems, caused no harm.
As joined together hearts and minds,
Embraced the years and intertwined.
Born on Feb. 27, 1940 in Barkingside, Essex, England, Yvonne Sparkes, immigrated to New York in April, 1948 with her parents. She now resides in Chelmsford, Essex and has two sons. She has a book published by Cyberwit called Captured Images. A writer for many years, Yvonne has been published in Israel, Germany, France, Australia, America, and Britain. She has read her poetry in public at Church and Knockout Competitions. Her hobbies are travel, the arts, reading, hiking, taking her Scottish Terrier for walks, and spending time with family and friends.