You gave me that 1932 love
That love that brought you to my house and you asked my mother and fathers permission to court me
That love where you dressed up in your finest threads
I dressed up in my best dress that came just below the knee to give the right amount of modesty
Then we cruised down the street in your fancy car
I’d look over at you and you’d glance at me,
Both caught up in promises of forever
Making it to our destination, the soulful rhythm hitting our ears just outside the door
Guiding us to the middle of the dance floor,
Just stomping at the Savoy.
Oh did we swing the night away
That night led to many other nights
We would be like our parents
Having that love that wasn’t afraid to be put on display
Seeing them sneak kisses in the kitchen, mama blushing from daddy’s compliment,
And that united front they had.
They were the blueprint for us leading up to this day
Seeing you unapologetically cry as I walk down the aisle on daddy’s arm.
My God, I’ve never seen anything more beautiful than that moment.
That moment will forever be embedded in my memory
For that moment was the deepest display of love you have shown for me.
Your gratitude of being blessed with a love like ours.
A love many will seek
That 1932 love.