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Thought she had found a companion 

When he expressed interest

In her and the things she liked;

When he smiled at her,

She was convinced

She had found 

The face of a companion;


Thought he had found a companion;

When she expressed interest;

In him and what he stood for; 

And not what he had;

When she showed up;

By his sick bed;

He was convinced;

He had found;

The heart of a companion;


But people said they wouldn’t work;

They were worlds apart, others challenged;

How could they see the world the same way?

The more they considered the outside voices;

The louder they grew;

Drowning out their sentiments for each other;

After their heads knocked against each other a few times;

They mutually decided;

Perhaps the world was right: we weren’t meant to be;

So their separate ways they went;

In search of new compatible companions;

And many others they found;

But none like each other;

She thought, we were fine

Till others said we wouldn’t be;

He thought, everyone is imperfect;

But it’s not everyone’s imperfections 

That I can live with;


And like repentant souls;

Decided to find their way

Back into each other’s lives;

And like the Biblical father to the prodigal son;

They both ran to each other;

When one saw the other from afar;

I’m sorry, I was wrong, she apologized;

I couldn’t find a better you, he admitted;


No one understood me like you did;

Or considered my feelings, she confessed;

No one’s imperfections could 

Complement mine like yours; he pointed out;

They were wrong to listen to those voices;

But thanks to the gift of second chances; 

They decided to iron out their differences;

With tolerance, respect and understanding;



The naysayers noticed something different;

About the pair this time around;

They knew what they wanted;

And wouldn’t allow anyone

 To talk them out of it;

They graduated from friends; 

To lovers then to spouses;

And finally to parents and grandparents

But throughout the transitions;

They never forgot to be;

Each other companions.


© Josephine Amoako 2016


4 Comments Add yours

  1. Lora Tia says:

    So true! What joy and peace we’d relish in if we ignore the outside voices. Great read Josey 🙂

    Liked by 2 people

    1. joseyphina says:

      Thanks, Lora! ☺

      Liked by 1 person

  2. K E Garland says:

    lovely sentiment

    Liked by 1 person

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