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.


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.

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