On Second Thought

I raised my voice to make him hear,
the noise exploded in my ear
and now I, too, can’t hear a thing.
I think I’ll give him back his ring.
“Do what?” he yelled when he was told.
“You vowed to stay ’till we are old.”
“Oh, that we are, my precious dear,
’cause neither one of us can hear.”
He mouthed the words, “I love you still.”
Asked me to stay. He knows I will.

© Freeda Baker Nichols

10 comments on “On Second Thought

  1. Dorothy Johnson says:

    I think Terry and are headed in that direction even with our hearing aids! Don’t know what I would do without them or him!


  2. Oh, did you hit a nerve. Very cute, though. When hubby tore up three hearing aids I vowed I would not shout at him so he could hear, but you know what? I do. I’m convinced he’d rather not be able to hear because I probably talk too much. Loved your post.


  3. Greg Nichols says:



  4. Ginger Kemp Pruett says:

    Very nice I enjoyed this one…..well I enjoy them all but I like the humor


  5. Catherine Johnson says:



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