The Moment I Saw You

Betsy Doll

The moment I saw you,

I instantly knew that for me there would be no other girl but you.

We met by chance at a wedding dance.

One glance was the start of our romance.

You were my girl, my girl.

Then one day you changed my life.

My girl became my wife, no longer my girl, my wife.

For 79 years we traveled the world.

We saw many strange lands, but always came home holding hands.

We raised a family of whom we are proud.

Just the two of us soon became a crowd.

I wake up in the morning to greet the newborn day.

I can’t wait to see you, and say,

“Betsy doll, I love you.”

I love you.


Betsy doll, wherever you are.

On this Earth or on a star, I love you.

(September 30, 2022)

Author: Morrie Markoff

Centenarian (born in 1914) who lives in Los Angeles, and is also a metal sculpture artist and the Author of "Keep Breathing," available on and other book seller sites.