If we had not met then,
would we have this wondrous life?
Would fate have intervened; righted wrongs?
Set us back onto the path
that led us to one another?
Would I still marvel at us?
Look at your smiling, unchanging face,
and still see you at seventeen,
rather than the crinkles that outline
the storming ocean-colored eyes I love?
Would we have these three boys,
that exhaust our energies, rejuvenate us;
remind of us promises made, kept?
If we had taken different paths,
would they have met here, right now?
Would we know how love's perseverance
has lined every day, every year?
And how truly fortunate we are,
that our "what if's" are reality;
the stuff dreams are made of.
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