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.


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

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