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.


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.