Saturday, March 23, 2013


              ©Kerrie O'Hearn Marquart

Today the numbers are turned around
From seventeen to seventy one.
And Bill is no longer here to celebrate
Bill my beloved, wonderful mate.

We sure were full of dreams back then 
And life was good to us, times ten.
God was good to bring us together
What a blessing through good and bad weather.

And we took our vows very seriously when
" til death do us part" was repeated back then.
Love at the first and love at the last
Holding your hand, the suffering was past.

But I will celebrate in my heart with you
Though you are in heaven, you are still you
And I feel you here beside me.
I hear you say "Happy Birthday Kerr"
And then a romantic card you gave
With a big smile and a dear.

Thanking God for all the birthdays I spent with you.
And for all your birthdays, too, 
I got to spend with you. 
The two of us were one, half of me is you
Together we were the whole.

Original artwork by my Son, Daniel H. Marquart 2012

Monday, March 11, 2013

Poem: Wish We Could Start Again


Wish we could start again
    ©Kerrie O’Hearn Marquart

I sometimes wish that we could start again
Like when we were young way back when
When lovin’ you was all I ever needed,
You lovin’ me was all you ever needed.

Hand in hand we’d walk a sunny trail
Just lovin’ life and knowing we’d never fail
At love, at life, at anything, we two
As long as we had each other, never blue.

We looked forward to a life that was so rare
So much in love in storms we never cared,
Nothin’ could be wrong when we were two, honey
How blessed I was when God gave me you!

Now I am alone and sometimes blue
But your memory warms my heart ever true
I never thought I would have to walk alone, honey
But still, I wish I could start again with you....