Two blog readers in a long-term relationship are on a break from each other. One wrote a poem to the other for the holidays, and decided to share it.
I don’t know much about the relationship, other than that I met the person who wrote the poem at a frequent flyer seminar event two years ago just before the couple traveled to Asia in Cathay Pacific first class on points.
In whatever direction things take, I hope they both find their hearts in their love of travel and adventure.
My best to them, and to all of my readers out there, my best to you!
Christmas is a time for giving, and reflecting on the year we’ve had
Which as you know, started off quite well, but has ended fairly sad.
You see, it feels so alien, that we’re no longer as one
But the hope that we could be again, is what keeps me holding on.
As I stroll down memory lane, let me take you along for the ride;
Firstly, what made the walk so special was that you were by my side.
We had so many great times and we always did things in style
And there’s only you with whom I like to accumulate frequent flier miles!
You didn’t get to AA Executive Platinum status without putting in the flights
But we’re a long way from our days with United, who couldn’t quite get things right.
Then there was our first foray with Delta, flying JFK-Tokyo-Hong Kong
We must have used a few million miles, but the passion for travel is still burning strong!
Even the most ardent traveler needs a place to rest his weary head
And we always found Hyatt and Marriott were fabulous spots to find a bed.
Do you remember my first trip to Connecticut when we stayed at Wentworth by the Sea
And as it snowed we chilled our beers outside, and they tasted as crisp as crisp can be.
Which leads me onto our restaurants, as we each enjoy a tasty plate;
Starting off with TGI Friday, where as you recall, we had our first date!
Then there is Maggiano’s where I first introduced you to Rigatoni D
Specifically when you flew in from London to Nashville, especially to see me!
We’ve also made memories in Chilis and in J.Alexander’s too
And I loved visiting the Cracker Barrell after visiting the lake with you.
I can almost taste those blueberry pancakes, and once the breakfast came to a stop
We’d stock up on sticks and gummy bears from their handy country shop.
The final experience that showed me who you really are
Was seeing you with Chaos- that really raised the bar.
I’ve included a treat for him because he also plays his part
And he is the only guy I’m happy to share a space with in your heart!
We were made for each other, we’re such similar souls
I wish that we could reunite, and I’m prepared to set goals.
We could work side by side and accomplish things as a team
Perhaps sync our lives with the fitbit, using it as inspiration for OUR dreams!
So as YOUR gift for the holidays, each branch of this tree
Holds a gift card for a memory shared between you and me.
For the present, the Haribo tells you that I still think you’re really sweet.
Then the fitbit represents our future and setting the goals we wish to complete!
I would travel to the ends of the universe with you to make more memories together
Because what we’ve had for the last six years, I want to feel forever.
I hope you know how much I am thinking of you even though we are apart
And when you are ready, you are free to come and collect your final gift; my heart.