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Sweet tribute.
What a wonderful "secret" to share. I especially liked the last line.
More tears. . .this is such a moving piece, a heartfelt confession and tribute. Great writing, and a great ending.
What a fantastic opening hook!
A lovely message. Poetry is such a perfcet vehicle to express emotions.
So beautiful. I often think it's the man who has a harder time saying heartfelt emotions, but this beautiful story shows that with some willpower and hard work we all can open our heart to those we love.

I feel inadequate in pointing out some red ink in such an excellent piece but I did notice you used passed instead of past.

This is writing at its best. I loved your characters, the dialog was perfect, and the ending was just right.
I liked every part of this...the bantering between the couple, her "coming out of the closet", the poem. All of it beautifully written.
Your opening line is pure brilliance, and the rest tugged at my heartstrings. Excellent!
You've just gave a new reason for exploring, reading and writing poetry - to find our hearts. Or, is it to awaken them? One of the beauties of poetry is finding what is common between us - and this is surely the bind that ties hearts together, making them as one. As it should be, especially in marriage.
How beautifully romantic! I love the paradox of hearts here. This is my favorite line:

"I don’t know what tomorrow’s bell will toll,
My only goal is living for today,
And knowing that you know I love you so,
From now until the sun sets on our day."

Thumbs up and congratulations on your win!

Very glad to see this on the EC list! Congratulations!
Congrats on your EC place.
What a great story! What an ending! Congrats (again) :) on your Editor's Choice award!
This is so touching and so beautifully written. I have several favourite lines but won't quote them all. Just lovely. Confratulations on your well deserved placing.