Shabbat Poem for Susan
by Marc Mangel
If I had not met you
I’d be so empty and so blue
If you were not my wife
There’d be such loneliness in my life.
You are my true best friend
and will be so to the very end.
Your smile graces our home and more
Your spirit helps others to soar.
A valiant wife — a hackneyed phrase —
I don’t think so.
You’ll be one to the end of days.
I love you hon.
19 March 1986