Everyday Love: The Plan

About 2 weeks after my marriage to Jill, I left her the first of what I now call, "everyday love notes". It read simply, "Sleep on my queen and when you dream, dream me to be your king." 19 and half years, and several hundred notes later, I still find a new reason everyday to fall in love with her and I am still searching for the right words to express it.

So for the next year I am writing an "everyday love note" everyday. Honest expression of a man's love for his wife and how daily that love looks, lives and lasts.

All of these I will post here , and all of these I will write and leave for Jill.

Year in Review

I have learned a lot over the past year while trying to write each of these poems on a daily basis. It wasn't as easy as I thought it would be but neither is love. There are good poems, great poems and poems that still need work...just like boening in love, there are good days, great days and days that I could have put some more work into. And even though every line is true...just like true love, sometimes it is stretch or hope that gets you there.

I hope there has been something the eveyone can relate to and draw from...I don't think my experience is too far removed when you really think about why you love the one you do. Thanks for reading and loving. Most of all, thanks to Jill, for being the women who inspired this project and daily gives me reasons to love her. I love you.


Friday, December 31, 2010

...to keep you mine

Let's celebrate love tonight
sealed with a kiss at midnight
And maybe a few dozen before
just to make sure we get it right

Let's celebrate us this year
by holding one another near
creating a safe place inside
and bringing each other here

Let's celebrate sharing this time
you give me fuel, I'll give you rhyme
I'll give my all to this endevor
trying my best to keep you mine

Thursday, December 30, 2010

Your eyes twinkle

Somehow, the stars in your eyes twinkle
with the rythm of my heart
Gazing at the windows to your souls
I can't stop what it starts

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Treasured Love

Over the years
of cheers and  tears
we remain together

Through it all
tall and small
sun and rainy weather

Me and You
made one of two
and here we are still standing

Treasured love
from heaven above
upon or hearts is landing

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Our 20th Anniversary

On this our anniversary
I would have you fall in love with me
for another 20 years

I remember the day so clearly
and how you looked so lovely
even through my tears

In my eyes you look the same
as the day you took my name
and made me your forever

You are a blessing in my life
We are eternal as husband and wife
even time itself, our bond, won't sever

Monday, December 27, 2010

My perfect thought

I think about you all the time
thoughts of love become verse and rhyme
and make their way from head, ink
sometimes faster than I can think

You are the ever present voice I hear
the shining light to quiet fear
Thoughts of you calm my soul
and keep me and my world in control

I think of you when I rise
and as I pray before I close my eyes
I think you with me when I'm alone
and never have I felt like I'm on my own

Thanks for being my waking thought
and the reason for these flowers I bought
Thanks for just being you
My perect thought personified and true.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

You are to me a gift
a life, a reason, a whispered breath
The word of peace
spoken soul to soul
The sweet release
only a lover knows
I still can't believe you are mine
and that we've lasted this long
a perfect past to a brighter time
a hurried poem to a powerful song

I will always treasure what you are
adding to  all that we may become
Our direction based on your star
our life's answer a simple sum

Saturday, December 25, 2010

Open my heart

Under the tree
is a present from me
Something I'd like to share
A gift for you
one I knew
would show you how much I care

It is the gift of heart
of doing my part
to make sure your happy each day
It is the gift of touch
when its all to much
to let you know it will be okay
It is the gift of space
when you need a place
to be quiet and on your own
It is the gift of knowing
that I will alway be owing
and never repay your love's loan

I am the gift or I trying to be
everyday for the rest of eternity
Open my heart it's for you
I know its not a lot
but it is all that I've got
I hope it will see us through

Friday, December 24, 2010

I thought I was happy.

I was living my life
yeah, doing fine
Having myself
one hell of a time
Not a worry about
what tomorrow would bring
just having fun
and doing my thing

And then came you
from out of the blue
helping me find
an even better time

You opened my world
to new horizons
lifted me higher
to see the sun rise'n
Brought me to the edge
where I thought I would fall
held me out furthur
so I could see it all

I never knew a good time
until I spent time with you
I never had a ending rhyme
to share share my poet's view

I thought I was happy
and then you came along
and gave me a life
that's worth a rock song.

Thursday, December 23, 2010

For now, tomorrow and the rest of time

I choose to build my life with you
for you are solid, steady and true
A sure foundation never to crack
made up of all the things I lack

I choose to join my heart with thine
for now, tomorrow and the rest of time
To share this moment and steal this breath
from the time I wake till I sleep in death

I choose to hold you through night
to chase the darkness into light
To make your world a better place
To create for you a safer place

I choose to have you as my wife
to walk with me through this life
To borrow and give a strength divine
for now, tomorrow and the rest of time.

Wednesday, December 22, 2010

The speed of love

All my life I've been running
and never able to find
anything worth the effort
anything worth my time

The came the day I ran into you
and suddenly all things changed
I had fallen and before I knew
my whole world was rearranged

Before I even heard your voice
or saw the light in your eyes
My heart had already made it's choice
to have you as its prize

Sound and light are fast indeed
and yet love beats their pace
traveling at a winged heart's speed
Love will always win the race.

Tuesday, December 21, 2010

All the love I need to know

The tears in my eyes are a poor disguise
for the joy that I feel in my heart
When I am with you, I know love true
I am whole again with no missing parts

A stone in water causes ripples forever
Just as your love increases my soul

Concentric circles radiate from you
with all the love I need to know

Monday, December 20, 2010


Sing a lullaby
to me tonight
Sing of peace
and sweet release
Sing of heaven
and what was given
Sing to remind
of better times
Sing to sooth
a tempered mood
Sing to show
how far you'll go
Sing to give
Sing to live
Sing to me
a song of we

Sunday, December 19, 2010

A warm southern air

A breath of warm southern air
rushed over landscape bare
from mountain peaks to valley low
returning the living water's flow

This water flows prepares the earth
for planting seeds and giving birth
Life once dorment now awaken
the soul asleep now shaken

Our love is as this breath
shared in life and given in death
Taking over and changing season
Flowing free and giving reason

Saturday, December 18, 2010

The context of you

I am best understood in the context of you
Some find me crazy when they see what I do
I just keep on, thinking if they only knew
they would do the same things too

Safe within your life's story
my thoughts and actions receive their glory
Seen through love reflected off you
my words and deeds are now more true

Taking me out of this lover's tale
is like taking the wind from out the sail
I'd be left drifting and an empty sea
No direction and nobody to come for me

I like this place, I like being here
beside you, I have meaning
Words, Emotions, thoughts a tears
stand by themselves against you leaning.

Friday, December 17, 2010

I love the feeling

I love the feeling of your lips on mine
lost in that moment, I loose track of time
I would stay there all day if you would too
caught up in that moment just me and you

I love the feeling of our hands held tight
lost in that moment, I could stay the night
Going where you would have me go
Walking or runing, fast or slow

I love the feeling our life;s as one
lost in each other till time is done
I always want to just us two
I love the feeling of loving you

Thursday, December 16, 2010

Home and You

I enjoy ending my day
trying to find
the right way to say
I love you.

I never feel I've done enough
to show how much I care
Time flies by and days are tough
and I am not always there

Believe me when I tell you
I would rather stay close
The world can be a zoo
but home and you I love the most

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Our eyes

Our eyes seem to reflect
this love's perfect joy
By them we connect
as husband and wife, girl and boy

Never needing to be more
a complemtary pair
You walk through while I hold the door
You pause breifly to let me stare

Never feeling less then whole
a seemless shape are we
Feeding and healing each other's soul
Reeling and casting out to sea.

Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Cast your fear

Cast your every fear aside
I will catch the tears you cry
Place your burdens in my hand
I will make a valient stand.

Throw your fear into the deep
I will catch the tears you weep
Give me all your doubt and pain
I hold firm and return again

Dash your fears against the wall
I will catch the tears that fall
Lead me into your inner fight
I will conquer with all my might

Monday, December 13, 2010

My love in ink

I  lay my soul down
on a clean white sheet
spill my thoughts in ink
till the task is complete

My cup of love overflows
as it filled at your fountain
my vision increases
as I ascend your mountain

My peace is the quiet
wherein I can think|
and daily create
my love in ink

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Content to know

Happily ensnared by your embrace
Entangled in your beauty
Your charm, wit and grace

Willing to wait to see you again
Content to know
our time together will never end

Saturday, December 11, 2010

Blossoms of life

I will spend my life planting
seeds of hope and love
Preparing a house and harvest
In a more fertile field above

Roses I give you today
were planted over years
in soil prepared and tended
watered with sweat and tears

Blossoms of a life well spent
these roses I give to you
Each day replenished in sowing
Each dozen a vow renewed

Friday, December 10, 2010

The arrow and quiver

The arrow and the quiver
pull, aim, release, deliver

My lover's touch
Pulls me in
Sets me straight
Lets me dream
and then create

Thursday, December 9, 2010

An angel bound by gravity

You are God's gift to me
and for that generosity
I will love and treasure thee
for now and all eternity.

You are an angel bound by gravity
the life force of the giving tree
A willing spirit anchored here
a temple to house God near.

Being loved of you
I know for sure that heaven is true
and it is that faiththat sees me through
all the work I've left to do.

Love is what ties our ends
and why these words are thought and penned
By loving you I'm thanking him
for allowing the power of love to begin.

Wednesday, December 8, 2010

A more perfect way

I feel I have to reach
to get to where you are
to stretch my every fiber
just a little past too far

Just stay being you
I will catch up one day
a cleared path to heaven
a more perfect way

You make me better
by trying to be like you
and somehow I feel
you'd say the same thing too

Tuesday, December 7, 2010

A stregthened love

To hear you laugh and see you smile
does my heart well
Dreaming you happy for just a while
does more good than I can tell

Your smile has a tendency
to make my soul shout for joy
If it had it way with me
I would stay a little boy

Smile on, laugh loud
I'll never get enough
Stand up above the crowd
lifted by a strengthened love

Monday, December 6, 2010

Lay your eyes on me

Lay your eyes on me
and soon the rest will follow
I will sweep you off your feet
my hand gently in yor back's hallow

Let go and lean in
I will finish what you begin
all you need to do is stare
and count on me to be there

In you eyes I see perfection
in this moment eternity
we could take this any direction
just wrap your arms around me.

Sunday, December 5, 2010

Let love light the way

Let love light the way
in all I do and what I say
let love listen, learn and lend
making everyone a instant friend

Love's light leads my way
through dark night to new day
it brings back home the stray
and rescues from the frightening fray

Hold your light of love up high
for all around to see
and only answer when questioned why
this is who I choose to be.

Saturday, December 4, 2010

Fresh Brewed Love

I know that your feeling tired
and that winters got you down
The wire which you balance on
seems further from the ground

It days like these that never end
the work keeps piling higher
You sleep only to start again
your daily balance on the wire

So when you feel you can't go on
I hope you call me up
I'm waiting with fresh brewed love
to refill your empty cup.

A shot of love is what you need
to make it through these days
I make my own just for you
and I know a secret way

A little hope and a touch of touch
with some fun and laughing mixed in
a sprinkle of kindness, a splash of smile
and a whole lot of sin

It might be hot, this love of mine
you can only sip a little at a time
too much is not good but great
so drink it down, don't hesitate

Friday, December 3, 2010

My thoughts return me to you

My thoughts return me to you
though never far from strayed
When the battle is through
and final judgment is weighed

I long to be by you your side
and hold you close to me
and yet it seems that daily the tide
drags me further out to sea

If I cannot be near you in body
My thoughts will bridge the divide
Your in my heart, the thought of thee
will keep me near thy side

Thursday, December 2, 2010

My heart is King

My soul needs a champion
something it can rely on
to fight the daily battle
that has me rattle to the core
something strong, something sure

My head has sometimes led the charge
but in victory becomes to large
So humbled I must be found
and lay my soul upon the ground

I will give my heart the chance
to fight and lead the victory dance
It shall be a gracious king
and give my soul the cause to sing

Will your heart be my queen
I will  hallow where thou hast been
Together our hearts will lead the way
Into a bright a glorious day.

Wednesday, December 1, 2010

You are my light

Light fills all the space it enters
small or big from wall to center
giving life and receiving in death
providing for our very breath

Light take many shapes and forms
from sunshine's glow to the fire's warm
it is ever present even when dim
light is even housed within

You are my perfect source of light
Making me warm, rescuing day from night
You fill my life, my soul overflows
in my garden you grow the rose

I feel you with all the time
inside and out, verse and rhyme
No darkness in me is found
You are my light and ever around

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

You inspire me

You inspire me
to be a higher me
to find a better me
to make the best me

You lift me
your a gift to me
an angel freed
and sent to me

You give me
a reason to live free
I choose thee
through eternity

Monday, November 29, 2010

Polish my heart

A stone is polished
by the river wild
tumbled and smoothed
through test and trial

This journey to perfection
involves twist and turns
change is a process
not given but earned

You be the river
I'll be the stone
polish my heart
as you have your own

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Till brighter days

The roots of a plant
must dig deep
when the cold winter hits
and the sun climbs less steep

Holding on
getting stronger
the faith to wait
a little longer

Love can be found
in the same situation
growing stronger
in a harsh condition

Holding to
a single ray
making it through
till brighter days

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Pieces of my heart

Break my heart into a million pieces
and amongst them you will find
memories and images
hopes and dreams and rhymes

My heart is a place of safe keeping
and you have the only key
so naturally it is filled with
memories of you and me

Friday, November 26, 2010

Wish me with you

Wish me with you
and I will be there
need me near you
a path to share

Bring me beside you
to walk hand in heart
have me hold you
never to part

Let me love you
for time and a day
invite me inside
and let me stay

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Gypsy Ways

All your life you've been planting seeds
but stay'n around for the picking
Spread your love'n as you pleasesd
then get back to your trip'n

You probably thought you never find
a man that worth the price
My love is here and its the kind
that worth the sacrifice

So settle down your gypsy way
and let enjoy the road together
I'm in love and I am here to stay
no matter what the weather.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

All the love I get

As I left for work today
I saw a mason jar filled with rain
and thought we are a lot like that
you pour the love and I catch

With each new storm I overflow
I am never less the full
I don't mind being wet
from all the love I get

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

You Are.

You make my life meaningful
and my world more beautiful
You make my day bearable
my joy beyond comparable

You make me stop and stare
and believe that love is everywhere
You give me love enough to share
and a smile that I can wear

You give me cause to climb
and verses to rhyme
You give me moments in time
that are reverent and sublime

You see the saint I try to be
but still find the sinner in me
You know when to let me free
and when to hold on tightly

You are the reason
my knees weaken
my love deepens
You are my life's every seasons

Monday, November 22, 2010

These rhymes are real

You asked me if this rhymes are real
and said you don't believe it
I told you I only write what I feel
and don't know how you don't see it

Why can't you see the you I do
as  you stand before this mirror
These lines are your reflection true
tainted by love and made clearer

I see the beauty you see the beast
I see the girl of my dreams
I think the most of you and you the least
You think its spoiled, I think it's cream

I see an angel, a perfect soul
I see the one I love
I see half that makes me whole
I see a gift from above

So when you need a more perfect view
of just how special you are
Look to these rhymes, they'll remind you
that you needn't look to far

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Stay Close

Stay close
We're almost

Hold tight
this fight's

We're home
to rome
no more

Let's see
what we've
in store

Saturday, November 20, 2010

loves umbrella

Escape the rain drops of details
Troubles, worries and epic fails.

Loves umbrella will keep us dry
until the rain stops and again we try

Until that time lets stay close and warm
safe from the rain of spirit harm.

Friday, November 19, 2010

i write

There isn't a combination
of letters, lines, or rhymes
in all human imagination
in all of recorded time.

That speaks to these feelings
I hold inside my soul
which is full from floor to ceiling
and about to loose control

So I write of love
of hope and trust as well
of angels sining up above
of dreams amd wishing wells

I write of knights and happy endings
and saving you from the world
I write of vows on bending knees
a write of a boy finding his girl

In all these tries
it never seems enough
they cannot describe
the depth of my love.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Celestial You

You are the moon
to which my tide ebbs and flows

You are the stars
from who north my compass shows

You are the sun
that brightens my day

You are celestial
in every way.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Close your eyes and fall
and trust that I will catch
your fears are left behind
as this love you leap into

Not always right
but always trying
to make day of night
and end your crying

Let go then and believe
that I will always be here
ready and able to receive
fall my love, I am near

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

By thy side

I will be your sword and shield
as you marshal your ranks to the battle field

I will strike with fierce-some   force
a harnessed and willing power source

I will defeat your mortal foe
as we two a conquering go

I will protect you as you need
deflect the warriors blow for thee

I will assume the weight of war
to keep you free and safe from harm

Take with you 'ere you go to fight
I am by the side, hold me tight.

Monday, November 15, 2010

These Words

These hours away
seem more like days
and I only want to return

To the one I love
and dream off
and for who my heart burns

Life is a wall
often too tall
but still I will climb it

With you as my muse
I cannot loose
or cease until I've rhymed it

These words are the link
they make me think
of being next to you

So daily I write
and hold on tight
to a love so right and true.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Be lazy

Be lazy with me today
push crazy schedules to another day
Leave the hectic pace of life
and reconnect as husband and wife

The to do list will get done
today's agenda is only fun
There's simply nothing better
than a whole day together.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Love axis

Can I ever be the one thing
the only thing you need
Can ever be the car and driver
that brings you up to speed

Can I be the drink and umbrella
or the cake and frosting
Can I be the ultimate fella
that is worthy of your boasting

Can I satisfy your ever want
every desire and every need
I try and fail and still undaunted
I stand again to proceed

Love is in the practice
the allowing mistakes to be made
love is found at the axis
of providing and giving aide.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Make a memory

The memories we make are invaluable
they cannot be brought and sold
at times they may seem impractical
but we will have them when we're old

After our money is long gone and spent
Our memories will keep us rich
Sure they won't always pay the rent
but we'll stay warm in the blanket they stitched

Lets make a lot more memories
and not worry what tomorrow brings

Thursday, November 11, 2010

My love

My love never sleeps
but keeps vigil by the side
from there it will not leaves
but breathe a contented sigh

My love watches and waits
until fate shows it hand
then preforms the task
it's asked by your command

For you alone my love lives
it gives all that it's able
til a smile finds place
on the face of my angle

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Know you're loved today

I would not leave you to wonder
forgive this interrupt of sound slumber
I could not miss one last chance
for a goodbye kiss,  or loving glance
so as to say I love you now and will
hold you in my heart until
I see you again tonight
and once more can hold you tight

So back to dream as I'm away
and wake to know you're loved today.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Go from out to in

Love is learned by living
and giving of ourselves everyday
love is not about getting
but rather letting
our emotions get in the way

Love is willing to loose
and in doing so it wins
Love is always trying
to go from out to in.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Radio Active

Everywhere I went today
I heard a radio
and every song it seemed to play
affected some how my cardio

Some songs were fast
and others were slow
memories of our past
some high some low

Some sang being in love
others sang of falling out
some sounded like angels from above
others just screamed and shout

Somgs and love are somehow connected
and both are interactive
That's why when I heard them today
I felt quite radioactive.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Let this love

Let me hold you
and in holding wait
staying close
til the hour is  late

Let this love
between us create
a safe space
in this world of hate

Grasping one another
bearing a common weight
holding ever tighter
tempting an unseen fate

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Our "I Do's"

You are ever present in my mind
you are in every second of my time
I am more in love now than then
enjoying every day with you as a friend

Even if God himself called me home
I wouldn't leave you all alone
I would stay if only in spirit
whisper softly so you could hear it

On the moment or our "I Do's"
we were no longer me and you
but seen in God's eyes as one
and that's how we'll stay until it's done

So every moment from here to there
is time that we can share
and yet I feel it not enough
to truly express all my love

Friday, November 5, 2010


Believe me when I say
I think your perfect in every way
your beauty it out shines the sun
your soul can touch everyone

Believe me when I tell you
that each day I love you more and new
I cannot dream a better life
I will not  find a more perfect wife

Believe me when I write a  rhymes
of love that last throughout all time
of kisses that heal and feelings that reel
and breath I give but you choose to steal

Believe me when I stop and stare
at the vision of you standing there
everyday  your angeled face
reminds me of God's good grace

Believe me honest in my try
to sweep up and answer why
I am so in love with you
believe these words...they are true.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

See my love

See the snowflake
watch it fall
follow it down
see them all

See my love
for only you
watch it grow
each day new

See the star
first in sight
make your wish
fill the night

See my love
trust its true
filled with faith
shining on you

See the leaf
leave the tree
blown in wind
floating free

See my love
color your heart
pile it up
fall and restart

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A ghost of many different haunts

Love can be treasured
yet never measured
it can be rare
and always there

Love can be heavy
yet lighten a load
it can be a prince
and also a toad

Love can be present
yet felt when absent
it can be truthful
eternally youthful

Love can be want it wants
a ghost of many different haunts.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

I missed you twice today

I only missed you twice today
once when I left
and then again every moment after

I missed how you eyes smile that way
and your face lights up
when you get missed your laughter

I missed the way you look at me
when you know I need a friend
and the other look we have
when to bed the kids we send

I don't see anytime I won't
miss something about you
not that I try because I don't
I like the way I miss you.

Monday, November 1, 2010

My Heart's store

Come inside and you will see
my heart's store complete inventory
Everything we need is here
and don't you worry it won't disappear

Do you need something solid on which to build
my heart is strong material and skilled
How about something to hold things together
my heart can bond through all kinds of weather

Are you looking for a safe place to land
when the day is tto long and you can no longer stand
fall on my heart, it will support any weight
You can rest through the night and sleep in late

Is your mood more for moving fast
this heart can keep up and probably outlast
Go all night, dance and sing
my heart is up for anything

Need a compass if you get lost
my heart can be your guide at no cost
Looking to loose your self in love
my heart is the answer your in search of

So come inside try it out
you'll leave satisfied I have no doubt.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

I get you

I get you
in good and bad
for happy and sad
for better or worst
from births to hearse

I get you
in rain and shine
with rhythm and rhyme
in rich and poor
in peace and war

I get you
in joy and tears
insight and fears
monsters and angels
loose and tangled

I get you
to love and hold
whether shy or bold
in heart and life
I get you my wife.

Saturday, October 30, 2010

Let the roses remind you

Let these roses remind you
of my constant concern and care
when life come between us
and we can't , for each other, be there

I love you forever and always
no matter how  near or apart we are
You are my one true constant
my brighter north star

From you I gain direction
strength and will to live
Peace and joy are gifts
I hope, to you, to give

So may this dozen roses
serve to help you see
that in all that life has to offer
you will always be loved by me

Friday, October 29, 2010

Forever and faithfully

Forgive me if I stare
but even after all this time
and all these rhymes
in my eyes you shine
brighter than the stars above
I am forever and faithfully your love

Thursday, October 28, 2010

My joy is multiplied

Celebrate with me today
find joy as we spread the news
laugh with me along the way
chase away the former blues

My joy is doubled by your side
as I see your smile return
it increased and it multiplies
and causes my soul to burn

Wednesday, October 27, 2010

A you shaped hole

There is a you shaped hole in the sky tonight
the moon and stars are little less bright
I am draw to you  like an ocean wave
tumbling and crashing for you to save
Am I the reason your here this hour
do my silent prayers possess such power
did heavens plan alter its way
to have you here with me today
did God himself send you to me
to love for all eternity
The moon itself has then a little less pull
because you are in my heart and have made it full.

Tuesday, October 26, 2010

The Geometry of love

The geometry of love
sees two lines level
neither below or above
yet directionally equal

left to themselves unchecked
though separate yet resigned
these two will intersect
forming one infinite, eternal line.

Monday, October 25, 2010

Save me from the world tonight

Save me from the world tonight
and wrap me in your arms
close the doors and windows tight
and keep me safe from harm

I am tired from the fight
and need to find rest
lend me your inner might
to carry on this quest

One day soon I'll be strong
and you can lean on me
but now it seems my strength is gone
and I fear being left lonely

Keep watch over my soul
til I return to full power
I trust you in that control
feeling safe inside your tower

Once I was a knight so brave
now a peasant at your feet
once saving now needing saved
once whole now incomplete

Save me from the world tonight
keep me close to your fire
hold me til new days light
when I am lifted higher.

I stand at attention

Excuse me while I mention
that I stand here at attention
ready to serve your every need
ready to sweat, ready to bleed
ready to lift, ready to carry
that I what I chose when I chose to marry.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Save me from the world again

I know that you understand
when I come to you as a man
with my mistakes and heart on my sleeve
I know that you will still believe

Safe in love is how I feel
when the world is all too real
Secure in your arms is where I'll stay
as I try to make my way

You see me as I am
a simple and flawed man
and still you take me in
and save me from the world again

Our home a cottage

The best of both worlds
Is what I have in you
a sweet and charming country girl
with city looks to view

You make our house a home
a cottage place to rest our feet
a space to return from our roam
a life of love and faith complete

Thursday, October 21, 2010


Kiss me and hold me tight
as darkness surrounds in approaching night

Hold me and keep me warm
from wind and rain in the approaching  storm

Whisper love softly in my ear
silence the din of all I fear

I do not need to leave this place
I cannot find a safer space
Here with you and in this love
Paradise on earth as heaven above.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

You are

You are the very beat of my heart
and every breath I take
every forward step I walk
is because of you and for your sake

You are every good intention
and every prayer I send
You are my morning and evening
my Our father and amen

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

As its weaved

Love has no middle groundit requires all we can give
if we're only willing to meet half way
our love will be ever allusive

I will meet you where your at
and know you've done your best
I know you will do the same
giving more receiving less

When I have it to give
I'll give all I have to you
When I need something more
I know you'll pull me through

True love by its nature is complete
As it gives so it is received
Lovers cross over in need
and strengthened as its weaved

Monday, October 18, 2010

Some might find me reckless
when they see they things I do
I drive to fast, drink to hard
try'n to live up to my tattoos

But if they saw how hard I tried
to keep you satisfied.
They wold see this troubled soul
has a softer side

You bring out the softer side of me
With you I'm free
to be the man I need to be
Leaving behind the fear
and all my foolish pride
Darling thanks for bringing
out my softer side

I know I'm not always right
in fact most times I'm not
But walking tall and talking loud
there the only tools I gott

But then you came around
took the devil out of me
You said you saw an angel
on the softer side of me.

You bring out the softer side of me
With you I'm free
to be the man I need to be
Leaving behind the fear
and all my foolish pride
Darling thanks for bringing
out my softer side

Sunday, October 17, 2010

My Rocker Girl

Road trip'n baby
with my rock 'n roll lady
steady the wheel
racing to feel
the road under feet
driving the beat
crank'n the Clyne
having a time
My rocker girl
my whole world

Saturday, October 16, 2010

Being with you

Being with you makes the sunshine brighter
makes the rain cloud lighter
and the moonshine shimmer

Being with you makes me happy longer
makes my will is stronger
brings my grays into color

Being with you I and better
I am warmly wrapped in a love sweater
a very grateful debtor

Being with you I am safe
filled with a powerful faith

Friday, October 15, 2010

God's plan

Our love has been forever
since before this world began
When spirits were given gender
We were put together as women and man

Here on earth I found you
just as was God's plan
our love, though old felt new
joined together as women and man

I know that is the life hereafter
we will stand hand and hand
continuing in joy and laughter
together and women and man

Thursday, October 14, 2010


I'd count my lucky stars
if only I cold find them
Standing here in the light of you
I have found myself blinded

I pick a field of 4 leaf clovers
if my hands we free
but laying here, next to you
there's a better place for them to be

You are more than luck to me
You are faith in who I can be
You are hope in eternity
You are the better half of me.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Recuse Me

Find me today
Search a familiar place
Ask along the way
if any have seen my face

I am not far from here
but stand in need of rescue
hidden behind a tear
and hoping to see you

Fearful of impending doom
my soul has here retreated
Loss to hope and filled with gloom
your soul's my sole entreated

Rescue me in love
bring me into the light
wrap me up and pull above
clothed in your arms tight.

Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Your're only growing graceful in my eyes

Those life lines on your face
remind me of every time and place
we laughed, we cried, we tired
to make work and it always has and will
You're only growing graceful in my eyes

Those callouses on your hand
makes me think of our dreams and plans
to buy a piece of land and raise a couple kids
and together, that's just what we did
You're only growing graceful in my eyes

The aches and pains you feel
remind that your human and real
if not for them, I couldn't believe
you were not angel ready to leave
You're only growing graceful in my eyes

Monday, October 11, 2010

My love is like water

My love is like the ocean
a vast and sometimes dark emotion

My love is like the sea
ever changing and flowing free

My love is like the river
a source, or life giver

My love is like the stream
finding pathways to your dreams

My love is like the creek
harnessed power appearing weak

My love is like a single tear
always hidden, always near

Sunday, October 10, 2010

What I have to share

If I cold give you anything
I'd give you perfect love
If I could be with you anywhere
It would be heaven above

If I could tell you just one thing
I would say that you are great
If I could ask you for a favor
it would be to wait

Gifts in boxes, I have none
But what I have to share
Is something, is everything
is the simple fact I care.

Saturday, October 9, 2010

I'm here

I'm dying here
but I'm trying here
to make this work out

I'm laying here
and crying here
containing a warrior's shout

I'm reaching here
I'm teaching here
a new way to love

I'm dreaming here
I'm keeping here
my soul sights above

I'm writing here
I'm fighting here
the world is at my heels

I'm climbing here
I'm rhyming here
accepting all your deals

I'm coping here
and hoping here
is where this get better

I'm closing here
I'm knowing here
we are forever together

Friday, October 8, 2010

hard on my heart

This day has past
without a moment to breath
My love still last
even as again I leave

being together is better
but sometimes the world keeps us apart
i wish that these daya were never
it is hard on my heart.

Thursday, October 7, 2010

A leap of Faith

Close your eyes and fall
Know that I will catch you
Trust and believe
my love is strong and true

Hold my hand and leap
Know that I will carry you
Take that faithfilled step
my love will see you through

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

Chocolate Verses

My love is like chocolate
comforting and sweet
wrapped up in these verses
for you to unwrap and eat

Poetic treats in bite size portions
Savor them one by one
Rhythm and rhyme through out the verses
leaves you wanting another when your done

Tuesday, October 5, 2010

Find, See, Reach, Open

May you find the rest
from this world of toil
May you find harvest
as you work the soil
May you find help
in all you try to do
May you find me
and let me find you

May you see the beauty
in a quiet moment
May you see peace
or a soul content
May you see success
in all you try to do
May you see me
and let me see you

May you reach the summit
of every mountains you climb
May you reach the nature
of every verse and rhyme
May you reach out
in all you try to do
May you reach me
and let me reach you

May you open a door
that leads back to heaven
May you open a heart
and find yourself strengthened
May you open eyes
in a ll you try to do
May you open me
and let me open you

Monday, October 4, 2010

SIng to me

Sing to me your song of peace
and give my soul that sweet release
that comes from knowing I am loved
in this life and high above

Sing to me your heartfelt sorrow
and all my strength is yours to borrow
I will carry your heavy load
I will harvest the seeds you've sowed

Sing to me a love song
make it last a lifetime long
I will join with harmony
for now and through eternity

Sunday, October 3, 2010

My favorite person to love

I cannot love you more
But I can treat you better
Love is what we have
but kindness keeps us together

A simple act of kindness
between a pair of lovers
Keeps the relationship warm
like pulling up the covers

Holding hands, opening doors
saying please and thank you
all of these go a very long way
to show my love is true

So everyday I'll show you kindness
as a simple reminder of
the fact that your my one and only
my favorite person to love

Saturday, October 2, 2010

Love Stretches

my love it stretches
further than the Kentucky line
it can hold you and collect you
across space and time
It can reach pass hurt to touch your heart
it can pull you back in from a false start.
My love can reach your very soul
and hold you back from loosing control.
My love stretches.

Friday, October 1, 2010

Connected in love

Never alone in love
though miles apart we are
Love keeps us connected far above
the sun and moon and stars.

Thursday, September 30, 2010

Go but come back soon

I will see you when you get back
and each night in between
you are always close to my heart
and ever present in my dreams

It is funny how the dream you
is so alike the real you
how my fantasy comes true
and every day starts anew

So go but came back soon
and know I'm  missing you

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Words between us

Sometimes words between us
are best left right there
Bearing my soul is made easier
when I know it won't be shared.

Tuesday, September 28, 2010

Little Things

When you reach out to hold my hand
I stand a little taller
When your feet cross paths with mine
My worries seem all the smaller
When were walking arm in arm
I feel I can go on forever
When you ask me to help you
I feel oh so clever
When you look my way
and stare a littler longer
I think I can win the fighter
I'm tougher and I'm stronger

These little things, they mean so much
a passing glance a tender touch
I hope that it's the same for you
because little things are what I do.

Monday, September 27, 2010

The love that's shared between us

Today I wanted to try and
relight the flame between us
then work called me away
and I settled for a goodbye kiss

I know you know I love you
but I really wanted to say
I want, need and adore you
But stuff gets in the way

I'm tired of the daily grind
that constantly pulls me from you
By the end of these long hard days days
it seems that both of us are through

So tonight let me sing you
softly into sleep
The love that's shared between us
is strong enough to keep.

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Write upon my hearrt

Write upon my heart
your ever longed for desire
I will keep it safe
and try to take you higher

Write upon my heart
your magic ways of love
I will return the favor
drawing help from up above

Write upon my heart
your wish pure and true
I will have it delivered
before the day is new

Write upon my heart
the very thing you need
I will make it my own
and with it gather speed

Saturday, September 25, 2010

Love will always win

Love is best measured in moments
the context of which are unique
It grows as we walk together
Pulling through valleys and pushing up peaks

Love is found in the very first kiss
it's found in the first knowing glance
Love sees us through the hard times
and brings us together to dance

Love is kept in handfuls
reaching out to bring us in
Love is ever accepting
Love will always win

Friday, September 24, 2010

Our Story

The story of our life together
a timeless tale of love's endeavor
to bring to light the boundless joy
true love creates between  girl and boy

Everyday, every page
a fresh start
to write with love
upon your heart

To read your soul
as it touches mine
with words so sacred
they have no rhyme

Sharing with our children
the favorite chapter
to watch them smile
and hear their laughter

Edits made
on our knees
erased by his mercy
as he hears our pleas

Ours is, a story for the ages
love and kindness throughout its pages
A never ending picture of
a forever and eternal love

Thursday, September 23, 2010

That was the moment when

When you said hello this morning
and softly kissed my cheek
I had to catch my breath
and felt my knees grow week

That was the moment when
I fell in love today again

When I saw you stop your day
To do homework with our son
Patiently reviewing his math
until he had it done

That was the moment when
I fell in love today again

When you finally came to bed
tired from a long hard day
and still you felt to ask me
if we could kneel and pray

That was the moment when
I fell in love today again

You are your best everyday
You give your heart and soul
What's left over you give away
and in doing so are made whole

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Those jeans

I would go to any length
expend all my strength
if it gets me closer to you

Regardless the measure
or sacrificed treasure
it's worth it to get this view

So go head and wear those jeans
and I will go to whatever means
to get to that beautiful end

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Provo Creek

I remember that night
on the bank of Provo creek
holding you tight
and laying cheek to cheek

Talking about a future
like it was meant to be
Then you sat upright and said,
"But you still haven't asked me"

So I asked, and you said "yes"
we went on talking about  how many kids

In that shared moment our love became true
I am so glad, you made me ask you.

Monday, September 20, 2010

Love's laughter

Lets loose ourselves in love's laughter
finding our own ever after
enjoying moments and memories of
passion, trust, friendship and love.

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Faith,, Hope Charity and Love

Have faith in me
and I will be
your shelter from the storm
A sure foundation to build on
a comforter safe and warm

Find hope with me
and we will see
a place of safe arrival
A stronger might, a winning fight
a life beyond survival

Practice charity on me
for I will receive
whatever your able to give
Made stronger by your gentle touch
for that alone I live

Love me
I need
your soul to share this road
In return I love you so
together we'll carry the load

Keeping our eye single to his glory up above
this day, his day, we live it as he loved.

Saturday, September 18, 2010

B-Side to Rock Ballad: Life is hard, you make it easy

These day
are long days
with early lights, to late nights
walking the tight wire

The candle
at both ends
until I'm caught up in the fire

Life is so hard
but you make it easy for me
at the end of the day
Girl you're all I want to be about and see
Can't you see

Let's run away tonight
faster then the breaking light
just gets away from here
we'll kick it into good time gear
Lets find a place where we
can loose these chains and just be free
free to be you and me

My time
well is not mine
its the boss mans or uncle sams
from 9 to 5

and waiting
and punching the clock
just trying to to survive

Life is so hard
but you make it easy for me
at the end of the day
Girl you're all I want to be about and see
Can't you see

Let's run away tonight
faster then the breaking light
just gets away from here
we'll kick it into good time gear
Lets find a place where we
can loose these chains and just be free
free to be you and me

Friday, September 17, 2010

Have your way with me

You have a way with living
seldom taking, always giving
A way others often fail to see
Have your way with me

You have a way with being
ever knowing and all seeing
A way perfected on bended knee
Have your way with me

You have a way with seeking
by listen rather than speaking
Aiding souls lost at sea
Have your way with me

You have a way with understanding
practicing patients and rarely demanding
trusting others to run free
Have your way with me

You have a way about you
Like none I've ever known
Your way is why our love is true
and the light by which it's grown.

Have your way with me.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

My wonder women

You have somthing extra
a drive a fight a will
something that will always get'cha
up and over the hill

I sit and watch and wonder
how you manage your life
and keep yourself from going under
My wonder women,my wife

I try in help when I can
and always try to do more
if you need it, grab my hand
I will gladly take the chore.

Wednesday, September 15, 2010

A Rock Ballad

Baby if I said you could
I was hoping that you would
Fall asleep in my waiting arms tonight

I would stand and I would fight
I would hold you desperate tight
To keep you next to me til morning light

When your next to me I feel invincible
Your love makes my heart unbreakable
If I were capable
I'd tell the world about my love for you
But for now just stay Close to me

Girl with all that we've been through
You've carried me, I carried you
Tonight lets just sit back and rest a while

I'll remind you how to smile
With memories of our every mile
Having you next to me just suits my style


There is nothing we can't do
Nothing we won't make it through
You for me and always me for you


Tuesday, September 14, 2010

A Shared Trust

My love, she waits and worries
when trouble comes to bare.
Carefully she hurries
to provide me tender care

In return I fill her heart
with love that's free to spend
Humbly I accept this part
to receive and then to lend

Together this love binds us
our strings now intertwined
this faith, and hope and shared trust
grows as shared through time

Monday, September 13, 2010

Pray me back to you

Pray me back to you
for I am not ready to leave
Speak words of love so true
That I again will start to breath

Pray me back to you
I do not want to go
Speak words to carry me through
Words of faith I know you know

Pray me back to you
This night

Sunday, September 12, 2010

I Tend To Think

Some days I tend to think
You'd be better off without me
As this my ship begins to sink
I would not drag you down to sea

And yet I know I need your love
More now than ever before
To anchor me from up above
To keep my earthly space secure

I will rise again soon
On this you can rely
As the sun yields day to night and moon
This too shall pass without goodbye

Saturday, September 11, 2010

Date night

date night

is a great night

a worth the wait night

lets let fate tonight

have its way with us

Friday, September 10, 2010

Take me on your adventure

Find  a line and I'll cross it
if it gets me closer to you
Show me danger and I'll dare it
if it helps to see you through

Play the odds and I'll win it
turning one into two
Take a risk and I'll share it
to prove my love is true

Scope the shot and I'll sight it
keeping your trust in view
Seek the treasure and I'll map it
and count you among it too

Take me on your adventure
I'll go anywhere with you
Make me your only one
and I'll  vow again anew

Thursday, September 9, 2010

Soul Sounding

My heart keep time
with the rhythm of your soul
a single but clear chime
in an deafening bell's toll

Heard above the noisy streets
A perfect note rings out
Your love ushers the crystal beats
I cannot live without

Listen world and you will hear
the sound a loved soul creates
Ringing loud, ringing clear
as if from heaven's gates

Wednesday, September 8, 2010

I treasure your love

I cannot make you understand or feel the way I do
I would not have you love me, the way that I love you.
The gift of love, like fingerprints, is unique unto the sharer
and is only given to others by only that one bearer

Love me in your way, just love me everyday
Put your prints on me, for all the world to see
For your love I live, so your love please give
Your love is treasure, by which my joy is measured.

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

Some kind of perfect

You are my kind of girl
Not only pretty but smart
There isn't another in this world
With your kind of brains and heart
You are my kind of women
Hard working and caring as well
I' ve known since we first begun
that together we've give them hell
You are some kind of perfect
This...I'm still trying to define
Everyday you work it
I'm so lucky to call you mine

Monday, September 6, 2010

Each day is something new

Each day is something new
something special I find in you
Even after all these years
I find in you a new frontier
Places and spaces I want to see
Feelings and healings that you set free
Discovering a world til today unknown
Mapping a terrain I've never known
Ascending to peaks with splendid views
Walking in creeks and paths of you
You are the adventure of my life
Have I met you yet today, my loving wife

Sunday, September 5, 2010

A little love

I will love you big tomorrow
but today I'll keep it small
the little things that mean so much
not a one of them too tall

I will not shout from love's mountain
but rather whisper in your ear
I will leave to slay the dragon
but stay to calm a single fear

Today is not the day
for singing in the rain
or we belong together
or some other pop refrain

Today's the day for
a flower on your bed
a longing look between us
that's understood but never said

Today's the day for
kisses on the cheek
for holding one another up
as both our knees grow weak

I can love you big any other time
today I'll make more time small
little acts of love add up quickly
I think I'll try them all

Saturday, September 4, 2010

The Road

Tears of joy falling free
Bath a troubled soul
True love has the ability
to make the broken whole

Love is practice not perfection
humbly accepting the try
Love's road and direction
lead away from asking why

Friday, September 3, 2010

Our daughters departure

We knew we could not hold her forever
and that this time was pending
the day when we would have to let her
write her own life lines and happy ending

She has your strength and beauty too
your wisdom, charm and style
Looking at her I see you
and I cannot help but smile

She is who she is because you raised her to be
a daughter of faith and caring
So with tears of joy we watch her leave
filled with love enough for sharing

She is ours, a part of the whole
but we both know she'll be fine
she will  find her rhyming soul
just as I found mine.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

My Compass

You are my my northern star
a shinning guiding light
Always placed a bit too far
but never out of sight

You are my southern charm
with style and grace abounding
Not just the belle but the alarm
in my head and all around me

You are my wild wild west
an untamed and natural beauty
vast and hotter then the rest
bringing me to my knees

You are my eastern shore
and endless sunrise beach
making me want you ever more
and just within my reach

I see you in every direction
I love you all the time
I know you to perfection
I want to make you mine

Wednesday, September 1, 2010

Canned Love

Love is hard work and not the faint of heart
Falling in love is easy, and often the simplist part
Growing that love takes toil, energy and time.
Good love requires patience to ripen on the vine.
Preserve the love you've worked for save all that you can
Take it out in a colder time and share it hand in hand.

Tuesday, August 31, 2010

With me

Give me your hand and I'll take it
Show me the way and I'll go
Allow me the chance and I'll make it
Read your story to me and I'll know

Place your trust in me I'll not fail you
Tell your dream to me and I'll try
Open your voice and I'll hear you
Dance with me and I'll fly

Sing your song to me I'll harmonize
Walk the world with me  I'll not tire
Whisper to me I'll act surprised
Lay with me I"ll spark the fire

Love me yours and I you mine
Take me from this place
Kiss me and I'll stop time
Pray with me in the sacred space

Monday, August 30, 2010

You balance the scales for me

You balance the scales for me
you help me see what others see
When I am too high, you keep me down
by giving thanks for what's all around
When I am low, you lift me up
by reminding me that he, drank the bitter cup.

You balance the scales for me
you help me see what others see.

Sunday, August 29, 2010

Gift between lovers

When life seems all to much
a simple smile or loving touch
provides force to dig still deeper
and helps to climb ever steeper

When night falls fast and dark appears
a gentle whispering in the ear
opens the mind to the light around
to show the angels that surround

Being close to the one you love
is the best anyone can dream of
Living for love and loving to live
is the greatest gift that lovers give.

Saturday, August 28, 2010

Your spirit

The desert mirage
a myth on a mountain
lost cities of gold
or a youth filled fountain

Poets and Prophets over the years
have tried to capture your spirit
lucky for me I have you near
and only have to listen to hear it

Friday, August 27, 2010

Being loved of you

Being loved of you
I feel
that dreams come true
and heaven is real

Being loved of you
I understand
why God saved two
when he flooded the land

Being loved of you
I see
an angel's view
of eternity

Being loved of you
I'm sure
a pass through
heaven's door

Being loved of you
I am
able to choose
a higher plan

Thursday, August 26, 2010

A day of love

It's always a good day when I am spending it with you.
Always a good time no matter what we do.

When we are together, my troubles seem small.
With you by my side I can conquer them all.

Everyday in every way I want to be with you.
Dreaming of, this day of love, spent between us two.

Wednesday, August 25, 2010

A touch from you

as you hold my hand tighter
my soul is given to shine brighter
as you kiss my lips intently
i see stars all around me
as we link arms and walk together
i feel the sunshine regardless the weather
as our feet meet under the sheets
i am comforted and complete
a touch from you means the world to me
in it i see the beauty of eternity

Tuesday, August 24, 2010

May I have this dance

May I have this dance
this chance
to sweep you off your feet
Get lost in the romance
of my glace
so innocent and sweet

Fall into my love
and dream of
a place away from here
In heaven above
angels speak of
our love so perfectly clear

I will lead the way
just say
when to start
Come out and play
and stay
safely spinning in my heart.

Monday, August 23, 2010


My love for you is like moonshine
in that it is my own creation
a recipe handed down over time
and guarded through generations

Sunday, August 22, 2010

I have loved you from the beginning

I have loved you from the beginning
with a love that has no ending
limitless in scope and space
tireless in effort and pace

I have loved you from the very start
since rhythm began my beating heart
belonging together as verse and rhyme
staying true throughout all time

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Love's Candy Store

I would have you love me more
and like a kid in a candy store
I want all that I can see
but make my choices carefully

I will always choose the sweetest kind
like the feeling of your lips on mine
I like it most when its silky smooth
but sometimes rough fits my mood

Most of all I choose for taste
lingering long in love's embrace
the perfect combination of two
you on me and me on you.

Friday, August 20, 2010

Love never leaves us wanting

Love never leaves us wanting
there is always enough to spare
its excess never flaunting
its delivery done with care

At times I feel in need of
a little extra something
I am reminded that love
has paid the price for everything

Let me give my love to you
take all that you can
In return, your love renews
and I am a lovelier man.

Thursday, August 19, 2010

Just another day

Just another day in love
the simple story of my life
you appeared from up above
luckily I made you my wife

Now my days are filled with love
both giving and receiving
a life that most only dream of
a life that keeps me believing

Wednesday, August 18, 2010

I want to love you dirty

Clean love is only dream love
which is fine through the night
but cannot stand the site of
real life under real light

Love is down right dirty at times
not wrapped up tight in rhythm and rhyme
it takes hard work, sweat and tears
breaking through and facing fears

It's might be at the bottom of a sink
filled with dirty dishes
and only after they are done we think
now! that is what dirty love is

Love is coming to the rescue, when I've had a few
it is being there with a spare and a smile
Love is loosing but staying together
mile after mile after mile

I want to love you dirty today
do what I can to do what you say
After the day is over, I can love you clean
In clouds and castles away in my dream

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

Love like thee

I want to be a better me
because she deserves the best
I want to be the man she sees
better than all the rest

She takes me to a higher place
I could not reach alone
She is to me a sacred space
surrounding a heavenly throne

In my attempt to win her heart
I  become a better me
Everyday a brand new start
to love you more like he.

Monday, August 16, 2010

My love grows

My love is deeply rooted in
the memories that we share
It's watered by the little things
you do to show you care

Your touch provides me sunshine
Your smile lights my life
My love for you grows wildly
My Love, My One, My wife.

Sunday, August 15, 2010

A sacred trust

A sacred trust our union is
sealed before God with a single kiss
two become one
stars become sun
Love and Life combine
hearts and souls intertwine

Saturday, August 14, 2010

Lets live long in love

Let's live long in love
Daring, doing, and dreaming of
Leave a lasting legacy
fueling faith and feeling free
Giving gifts and granting grace
Saving souls and sacred space
Let's live long in love

Friday, August 13, 2010

A Grand Adventure

A grand adventure is set to begin
with new faces and some old friends
and through it all I know it's true
you will have me and I will have you

The road before us is dark and  unknown
but as long as I can call you my own
I know that I can find a way
to make the sun rise another day

I cannot say where we'll  land
but we will stand, hand in hand
Through sun and rain, and stormy skies
All the hope I need is there in your eyes

Thursday, August 12, 2010

Love's Poem

The pencil is a heavy weight
as the day goes by and the hour grows late

It is my love that lifts this hand,
that writes these words, and takes this stand

It is heart and faith that keeps this lead
to this page, a verse ahead

It is mind and will put to task
while rhyme and rhythm wear the mask

Love is what's behind this poem
anxiously waiting til you come home.

Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Safe in my heart

There's a place in my heart
that is hidden from view
and in it I keep
all the memories of you

The good times we've had
as well as the bad
and all of the rest
in this place in my chest

So when your not near
I've no reason to fear
we're not ever apart
you are safe in my heart.

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Today's the day

Today's the day your leaving.
The day that I'll  stop breathing.
Even though your far away
you still can take my breath away.

Today's the day your leaving.
The day my heart stops beating.
You are the pulse behind the pound,
I have no rhythm when your not around.

Today's the day your leaving.
this day there will be no relieving.
I find it hard to be without you
Come back soon and know I love you.

Monday, August 9, 2010

Take my heart

Take my heart, you can have it
look!, I even wrapped it
With the hope and prayers for a safe return
and sealed with wax from the candle I'll burn
Until you"re safely home with me
and once again I can breath.

Sunday, August 8, 2010

Stolen breath

Tell me what you really need
and I will try until I bleed
and if it's not enough to try
I will give until I die

Then lend me back my stolen breath
before I die this lover's death
I would rather live and serve
then leave you lonely on the earth

I need only you and love
to make this world as heaven above
I live for you and die without
my love is true, there is  no doubt.

Saturday, August 7, 2010

One out of Two

Love is not a race to be won
it's a  journey to be measured
Love is not a list item checked done
it's small moments to treasure

Love is not a game for the winning
it a life time of playing
Love is not an end or beginning
it is everyday spent praying

Love is me, love is you
Love is making one out of two

Friday, August 6, 2010

Speak to me words of love

Speak to me in words of love
and I will give back kindness.
Tell me what your dreaming of
and cure my earthbound blindness.

Hold me tightly in your arms
give me strength to move forward.
Show me of your magic charms
and I will forever go conquer.

Take my weary hand in thine
press it firm against your chest,
in between your heart beats time
my soul has found its rest

Share with me your visions true
and I will share you mine
give me all there is of you
and I will return in kind.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

A Single Shining Ray

A single shining ray
breaks through the gray
brings with it a new day
and hope for a brighter way

A single thought of love
breaks the silence of
brings light from high above
on the wings of the dove

Waking up next to you
I know that love is true
I will do all I can do
to make sure you know it to

Wednesday, August 4, 2010

Gravity Suspended

There's nothing wrong with loving you
in fact, it is my favorite thing to do.

There is no room for doubt and fear
my joy and hope grow as you draw near.

I cannot help but love you
it is all I ever want to do.

Loving you suspends earth's gravity
and removes me from reality.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Love is often silent

Love is often silent
words are not enough
in moments of pure content
love, for itself, speaks up

Monday, August 2, 2010

Our Family Car

Our family car is no longer new
but still I love the ride
though originally built for only two
we fit six inside

Though dented up throughout  the years
our family car's still drives
we need to work on the higher gears
to keep the dream alive

The road ahead seems all uphill
but our family car can make it
we will fill the take with faith and will
and reach the summit sunset.

Sunday, August 1, 2010


Thanks for being there for me
for always taking care of me
for lifting my spirit a little higher
for keeping my eyes a little dryer

Thanks for taking this road with me
for sharing this heavy load with me
for always going the extra mile
for always trying to make me smile

Thanks for all the simple things
for making my heart daily sing
for never saying that's enough
for standing close when times are tough

Thanks for being the friend you are
for making the trip no matter how far
Thanks for simply being you
and being be the best at all you do

Saturday, July 31, 2010

The way we walk

You are my waking thought, my evening prayer
and every breath between
My vision and oasis
my fantasy and dream.

You are the ever present horizon
on which I rise I set
the lyrics to a love song
I never will forget.

Fate has brought us together
but love has tied our ends
may we walk this way forever
as husband, wife and friends.

Friday, July 30, 2010

My morning routine

I didn't want to wake you
as I left the house today
I thought, "just one kiss will do"
and then I'll be on my way

But as I turned so as to leave
after kissing you on the cheek
I found it harder & harder to breath
and thought another kiss I could sneak

and then, before I knew it
I'm kneeling by your side
thinking, "man I blew it"
there's no reason now to hide

So kisses turn to whispers
and fingers through your hair
slowly you begin to stir
and find me kneeling there

There is nothing good about goodbye
even if it's just for the day
tomorrow I promise I will try
to go quietly on my way

Thursday, July 29, 2010

I live for love

I live for love
and love my life
with kids I'm proud of
and an awesome wife
My heart overflows
my soul is at peace
daily it grows
never to cease

I will give as I receive
being loved I will show the same
I will live as I believe
loving you in his name

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Still in love at midnight

Still in love at midnight
after loving you all day
So sleep in peace this night
while I keep the world at bay

My love will go before you
in conflicts great and small
My love will see you through
it is stronger than them all

Tuesday, July 27, 2010

Upon the death of our dog: Pheobe

True love cannot hold back the night
or change the course of the storm
True love is but a source of light
a shelter safe and warm

True love cannot unloose the grip of death
or cause the sea to calm
True love is that second breath
to offer prayer and psalm

True love cannot keep the world at bay
or right the terrible wrong
True love brings hope for a new day
when souls will sing a new song

True love is all I have to give
to help you through this day
In love is how I choose to live
for you...and in his way.

Monday, July 26, 2010

Your voice sings peace

Your voice sings peace to my soul
in a world spinning out of control

Your touch anchors my life
in this sea of trouble and strife

Your eyes reflect visions of grace
one look take me to a safe place

You are God's gift to me
daily I live in eternity

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Sunday, July 25, 2010

Hiakus of seasons in love.

True love is as spring
its blooms are everlasting
its roots eternal

True love's light and life
shining down to warm the soul
Rise and set in love

Change and fall gently
leaving room for new love growth
Pressing love to keep

Fall in love with me
blanket my world in pure white
leave only loves trail

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Saturday, July 24, 2010

True love cannot be contained

True love cannot be contained
in the heart or chest or brain
True love is shown and said out load
like the stars and stripes waving proud

True love takes the high road
regardless the climb it bares the load
and carries on through shine and rain
True love cannot be contained

Let me prove my love is true
Let me tell the world
Let me say, let me do
Let this love of mine unfurl
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Friday, July 23, 2010

what ever it takes

Whatever it takes that's what I'll do
to daily win your love anew
give me a task...something to do
to show you how much, since yesterday, my love grew.

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Thursday, July 22, 2010

A full heart

With a full heart you begin each day
and as you live you give it away
In kindness to some, service to most
your heart plays a gracious host.

So when your heart is running on E
I can fill it up for thee
The love I have is full and true
so that you can live the way you do.

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Wednesday, July 21, 2010

When eveything fails around me

When everything fails around me
your love is constant and true
As the very stars in heaven
it guides me cross tbe deepening blue

When all my strength has left me
your love carries the load
regardless of the distance left
your love shares the road

When the night seems dark and endless
your love lights the way
as glorious as the sunrise
your love starts my day

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Tuesday, July 20, 2010

My love and lover are ageless

My love and lover are ageless
true love know no time
My book of love is pageless
true love has no rhyme

My heart pounds ever faster
true love keeps the beat
My example is the Master
true love learned at his feet

I pledge my love to be true
in this earthly life
I choose my love to be you
My forever and eternal wife

Monday, July 19, 2010

A rose for when you rise

A rose for when you rise
and as the sun breaks in
a new day starts before yor eyes
and love begins again

For as the peddles open
to accept the light inside
My heart and arms extend
to draw you near my side

This rose will bloom in sun and rain
My love grows roots as deep
and through it all, the joy and pain
I'll plant, I'll tend, I'll reap

Sunday, July 18, 2010

Be Thou

Be thou my muse and I will write an everlasting love
Be thou my vision and I will dream of Heaven above
Be thou my angel and I will brave the storm
Be thou my comfort and I will keep safe and warm
Be thou my companion and I will walk the extra mile
Be thou my happy and I will never cease to smile
Be thou all things precious and dear
Be thou my soul, be thou always near
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Saturday, July 17, 2010

You make my day

I can not help but think of you as I go about my day
The little voice inside my head echos the words you say
Every beautiful thing I see reminds me of you.
Your smiles inspires all the good things I do
And when I lay down at night my dreams are filled with the same
Every fantasy I have starts with your name

You make my day the best one ever
Every day for now and forever

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Friday, July 16, 2010


Pen to page, heart to stage
I write, I love, I am
As paper and ink are forever linked
May we be as well amen.

Life's love, sealed above
On earth as it is in Heaven
My Daily bread,  living vows once said
Our two life's threads now woven.