LOUD WHISPERS: The Library Card

It has been thirty-three years since I borrowed a library card

From a shy, handsome, gap-toothed classmate

He came to my University for a degree

He left with his degree and something else

Three years later we walked down the aisle

A simple beautiful ceremony in London

The dress was from Debenhams

The suit was Italian

With wedding rings from H. Samuel Jewelers

And a lovely red and white cake that cost 90 pounds

The party was supposed to end at 9pm

We gave the Jamaican Venue Manager a pack of beer

He beamed and said we could stay for as long we wanted

Our family and friends in London danced all night

On Monday we were homeless due to no fault of ours

That is a story for another day!

The seasons came and went

Thirty of them and still counting

As the good book says, there was a time for everything

A time to paint and decorate

A time to pack up and leave

A time to agonise

A time to rejoice

A time to dream

A time to plan

A time to talk

A time for silence

A time for friends

A time for enemies

A time for tears

A time for laughter

Through it all there was one thing that defied time or circumstance

It was always A Time for Love

Thank you for all the wonderful years

Thank you for being my friend

Thank you for holding my hand

And for placing yours in mine

Thank you for being such an amazing father

Thank you in advance, for all the great years to come

Thank you for lending me your library card so long ago

Without it, I would not have had such a life of love.


Bisi Adeleye-Fayemi is a Gender Specialist, Social Entrepreneur and Writer. She is the Founder of Abovewhispers.com, an online community for women. She can be reached at BAF@abovewhispers.com





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20 Responses to LOUD WHISPERS: The Library Card

  1. Veronica Imaseun September 3, 2019 at 12:46 pm

    Awnnnnnn…. see love. Happy 30th Anniversary mama.

  2. Bisi Alawode September 3, 2019 at 2:25 pm

    God bless your home and keep you like it was written online, you are our own #powercouple

  3. Olatide Omojola September 3, 2019 at 2:26 pm

    I see love everywhere. God bless your home ma.

  4. Favour Dinma September 3, 2019 at 2:27 pm

    You embody love both outside and in your home. I love you mama

  5. sheila Ibrahim September 3, 2019 at 5:20 pm

    God bless your union forever and we would also want to hear the other part of the story pretty soon ma. lol.

  6. Victor Udoh September 3, 2019 at 5:21 pm

    Happy 30! and to many more!!!

  7. Bright Vincet September 3, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    This is so beautiful. Love. Growth and Bliss.

  8. Shina Dideolu September 4, 2019 at 12:58 pm

    God bless you for sharing. I saw the video online and saw growth. I am happy for both of you. God bless your home.

  9. Maryam Suleiman September 4, 2019 at 1:03 pm

    #ourpowercouple!!! live long and prosper!

  10. Lanre Davids September 4, 2019 at 1:05 pm

    I await the other part of the story ooooo. Well done our dame! God bless you both, your excellencies.

  11. Iretiola September 4, 2019 at 1:41 pm

    True love is rare. True love is good and all we see is True love that has lasted for 30 years. I love you mama. You are a home maker.

  12. Femi Diipo September 4, 2019 at 5:22 pm

    Wow!!! This is just incredibly romantic. What a couple! I wish you many more years of happiness together and keep making historical impacts. God bless the Fayemis

  13. chucks martins September 4, 2019 at 6:09 pm

    Oh myyyy… this is so sweet. absolutely pure and romantic. I wish you both the best of the years.

  14. Akinkolade Kukoyi September 4, 2019 at 6:10 pm

    I saw this online and rushed to come read and comment here. I love you both and I pray God keeps blessing you both.

  15. Amaka September 4, 2019 at 6:11 pm

    God bless you both

  16. Olakunle Olajide September 5, 2019 at 9:08 pm

    A life of love irrespective of the challenges..That is what I long for.
    Congratulations once again am.

  17. DSEED September 5, 2019 at 11:47 pm

    Happy 30th Wedding Anniversary. More years to come in good and sound health.

  18. Olujimi Femi September 6, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    This is sooooooo niceeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee. I love the feel of love in this. I think both of you should have a mentoring class for young people.

  19. Simbi September 6, 2019 at 2:57 pm

    God bless both of you.

  20. Eric Onuoha September 29, 2019 at 3:08 pm

    Happy 30th Anniversary. May love, joy and peace reign in your home


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