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, 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.