They Were

They were
To each other
Sort of
But one day
They realized
That commitment
Isn’t a sometime
Or partial thing
It’s all or nothing
And there is beauty
And strength
In commitment
When both
Are ready
–Russ Towne

The above came to me as I took a few-minute mental break from my quarterly letters and reports, and I decided to capture and share it before the fleeting thoughts vanished like a cool mist in a desert’s inferno.


About russtowne

My wife and I have been married since 1979. We have 3 adult children and 4 young grandsons. I manage a wealth management firm I founded in 2003. My Beloved is a Special Education teacher for Kindergartners and First Graders. I'm a published author of 23 books in a variety of genres for grownups and children. In addition to my family, friends, investing, and writing, my passions include reading, watching classic movies, experiencing waves crashing on rocky shores, hiking in ancient redwood forests, and enjoying our small redwood grove and fern garden.
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14 Responses to They Were

  1. Hi Russ,
    That’s how it works. If you can stop everything and write when it happens, do it because that’s the voice (voice of inspiration) I find it hard when I get inspired and I ‘can’t’ stop to write!
    The poem was captivating. I thoroughly enjoyed it.

  2. Not only bloody true but bloody great as well

  3. mimijk says:

    You think in such beautiful ways..

    • Anonymous says:

      LOL! Thank you for your wonderful comment, Mimi. I laughed because there are a lot of adjectives I have used or thought of to describe how I think and somehow “beautiful” has probably never been one of them! I’m grateful for the second opinion from someone I hold in such high regard!

  4. Glad you took the time to share it!

  5. It’s beautiful and is so true…that’s eventually what couples need to realize…Diane

  6. Andrea Kelly says:

    Absolutely beautiful, Russ! This is truly one of my favorites.

  7. best poem ever, Russ! I am sharing to facebook right away. I love how you qualify it all…

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