A Decade of Love and Friendship (Anniversary Poem)

She was barely a woman
Sweet sixteen, so innocent
Doesn’t know about the world
Much more my world
I was at the top of my game
She’s a good trophy to have
And so it began

The hunt was well-planned
Caught her with my bare hand
Unnoticed I was trapped myself
This canny girl just got me
Chained my heart with hers
That was the day when we promised

That was ten years ago,
It seems just like yesterday
When my heart was tamed
By the one I considered a prey
Now I’m contently holding on
To my most valuable catch
My friend, my lover, my wife