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.


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