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.


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.