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, November 30, 2010

You inspire me

You inspire me
to be a higher me
to find a better me
to make the best me

You lift me
your a gift to me
an angel freed
and sent to me

You give me
a reason to live free
I choose thee
through eternity

Monday, November 29, 2010

Polish my heart

A stone is polished
by the river wild
tumbled and smoothed
through test and trial

This journey to perfection
involves twist and turns
change is a process
not given but earned

You be the river
I'll be the stone
polish my heart
as you have your own

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Till brighter days

The roots of a plant
must dig deep
when the cold winter hits
and the sun climbs less steep

Holding on
getting stronger
the faith to wait
a little longer

Love can be found
in the same situation
growing stronger
in a harsh condition

Holding to
a single ray
making it through
till brighter days

Saturday, November 27, 2010

Pieces of my heart

Break my heart into a million pieces
and amongst them you will find
memories and images
hopes and dreams and rhymes

My heart is a place of safe keeping
and you have the only key
so naturally it is filled with
memories of you and me

Friday, November 26, 2010

Wish me with you

Wish me with you
and I will be there
need me near you
a path to share

Bring me beside you
to walk hand in heart
have me hold you
never to part

Let me love you
for time and a day
invite me inside
and let me stay

Thursday, November 25, 2010

Gypsy Ways

All your life you've been planting seeds
but stay'n around for the picking
Spread your love'n as you pleasesd
then get back to your trip'n

You probably thought you never find
a man that worth the price
My love is here and its the kind
that worth the sacrifice

So settle down your gypsy way
and let enjoy the road together
I'm in love and I am here to stay
no matter what the weather.

Wednesday, November 24, 2010

All the love I get

As I left for work today
I saw a mason jar filled with rain
and thought we are a lot like that
you pour the love and I catch

With each new storm I overflow
I am never less the full
I don't mind being wet
from all the love I get

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

You Are.

You make my life meaningful
and my world more beautiful
You make my day bearable
my joy beyond comparable

You make me stop and stare
and believe that love is everywhere
You give me love enough to share
and a smile that I can wear

You give me cause to climb
and verses to rhyme
You give me moments in time
that are reverent and sublime

You see the saint I try to be
but still find the sinner in me
You know when to let me free
and when to hold on tightly

You are the reason
my knees weaken
my love deepens
You are my life's every seasons

Monday, November 22, 2010

These rhymes are real

You asked me if this rhymes are real
and said you don't believe it
I told you I only write what I feel
and don't know how you don't see it

Why can't you see the you I do
as  you stand before this mirror
These lines are your reflection true
tainted by love and made clearer

I see the beauty you see the beast
I see the girl of my dreams
I think the most of you and you the least
You think its spoiled, I think it's cream

I see an angel, a perfect soul
I see the one I love
I see half that makes me whole
I see a gift from above

So when you need a more perfect view
of just how special you are
Look to these rhymes, they'll remind you
that you needn't look to far

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Stay Close

Stay close
We're almost

Hold tight
this fight's

We're home
to rome
no more

Let's see
what we've
in store

Saturday, November 20, 2010

loves umbrella

Escape the rain drops of details
Troubles, worries and epic fails.

Loves umbrella will keep us dry
until the rain stops and again we try

Until that time lets stay close and warm
safe from the rain of spirit harm.

Friday, November 19, 2010

i write

There isn't a combination
of letters, lines, or rhymes
in all human imagination
in all of recorded time.

That speaks to these feelings
I hold inside my soul
which is full from floor to ceiling
and about to loose control

So I write of love
of hope and trust as well
of angels sining up above
of dreams amd wishing wells

I write of knights and happy endings
and saving you from the world
I write of vows on bending knees
a write of a boy finding his girl

In all these tries
it never seems enough
they cannot describe
the depth of my love.

Thursday, November 18, 2010

Celestial You

You are the moon
to which my tide ebbs and flows

You are the stars
from who north my compass shows

You are the sun
that brightens my day

You are celestial
in every way.

Wednesday, November 17, 2010


Close your eyes and fall
and trust that I will catch
your fears are left behind
as this love you leap into

Not always right
but always trying
to make day of night
and end your crying

Let go then and believe
that I will always be here
ready and able to receive
fall my love, I am near

Tuesday, November 16, 2010

By thy side

I will be your sword and shield
as you marshal your ranks to the battle field

I will strike with fierce-some   force
a harnessed and willing power source

I will defeat your mortal foe
as we two a conquering go

I will protect you as you need
deflect the warriors blow for thee

I will assume the weight of war
to keep you free and safe from harm

Take with you 'ere you go to fight
I am by the side, hold me tight.

Monday, November 15, 2010

These Words

These hours away
seem more like days
and I only want to return

To the one I love
and dream off
and for who my heart burns

Life is a wall
often too tall
but still I will climb it

With you as my muse
I cannot loose
or cease until I've rhymed it

These words are the link
they make me think
of being next to you

So daily I write
and hold on tight
to a love so right and true.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Be lazy

Be lazy with me today
push crazy schedules to another day
Leave the hectic pace of life
and reconnect as husband and wife

The to do list will get done
today's agenda is only fun
There's simply nothing better
than a whole day together.

Saturday, November 13, 2010

Love axis

Can I ever be the one thing
the only thing you need
Can ever be the car and driver
that brings you up to speed

Can I be the drink and umbrella
or the cake and frosting
Can I be the ultimate fella
that is worthy of your boasting

Can I satisfy your ever want
every desire and every need
I try and fail and still undaunted
I stand again to proceed

Love is in the practice
the allowing mistakes to be made
love is found at the axis
of providing and giving aide.

Friday, November 12, 2010

Make a memory

The memories we make are invaluable
they cannot be brought and sold
at times they may seem impractical
but we will have them when we're old

After our money is long gone and spent
Our memories will keep us rich
Sure they won't always pay the rent
but we'll stay warm in the blanket they stitched

Lets make a lot more memories
and not worry what tomorrow brings

Thursday, November 11, 2010

My love

My love never sleeps
but keeps vigil by the side
from there it will not leaves
but breathe a contented sigh

My love watches and waits
until fate shows it hand
then preforms the task
it's asked by your command

For you alone my love lives
it gives all that it's able
til a smile finds place
on the face of my angle

Wednesday, November 10, 2010

Know you're loved today

I would not leave you to wonder
forgive this interrupt of sound slumber
I could not miss one last chance
for a goodbye kiss,  or loving glance
so as to say I love you now and will
hold you in my heart until
I see you again tonight
and once more can hold you tight

So back to dream as I'm away
and wake to know you're loved today.

Tuesday, November 9, 2010

Go from out to in

Love is learned by living
and giving of ourselves everyday
love is not about getting
but rather letting
our emotions get in the way

Love is willing to loose
and in doing so it wins
Love is always trying
to go from out to in.

Monday, November 8, 2010

Radio Active

Everywhere I went today
I heard a radio
and every song it seemed to play
affected some how my cardio

Some songs were fast
and others were slow
memories of our past
some high some low

Some sang being in love
others sang of falling out
some sounded like angels from above
others just screamed and shout

Somgs and love are somehow connected
and both are interactive
That's why when I heard them today
I felt quite radioactive.

Sunday, November 7, 2010

Let this love

Let me hold you
and in holding wait
staying close
til the hour is  late

Let this love
between us create
a safe space
in this world of hate

Grasping one another
bearing a common weight
holding ever tighter
tempting an unseen fate

Saturday, November 6, 2010

Our "I Do's"

You are ever present in my mind
you are in every second of my time
I am more in love now than then
enjoying every day with you as a friend

Even if God himself called me home
I wouldn't leave you all alone
I would stay if only in spirit
whisper softly so you could hear it

On the moment or our "I Do's"
we were no longer me and you
but seen in God's eyes as one
and that's how we'll stay until it's done

So every moment from here to there
is time that we can share
and yet I feel it not enough
to truly express all my love

Friday, November 5, 2010


Believe me when I say
I think your perfect in every way
your beauty it out shines the sun
your soul can touch everyone

Believe me when I tell you
that each day I love you more and new
I cannot dream a better life
I will not  find a more perfect wife

Believe me when I write a  rhymes
of love that last throughout all time
of kisses that heal and feelings that reel
and breath I give but you choose to steal

Believe me when I stop and stare
at the vision of you standing there
everyday  your angeled face
reminds me of God's good grace

Believe me honest in my try
to sweep up and answer why
I am so in love with you
believe these words...they are true.

Thursday, November 4, 2010

See my love

See the snowflake
watch it fall
follow it down
see them all

See my love
for only you
watch it grow
each day new

See the star
first in sight
make your wish
fill the night

See my love
trust its true
filled with faith
shining on you

See the leaf
leave the tree
blown in wind
floating free

See my love
color your heart
pile it up
fall and restart

Wednesday, November 3, 2010

A ghost of many different haunts

Love can be treasured
yet never measured
it can be rare
and always there

Love can be heavy
yet lighten a load
it can be a prince
and also a toad

Love can be present
yet felt when absent
it can be truthful
eternally youthful

Love can be want it wants
a ghost of many different haunts.

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

I missed you twice today

I only missed you twice today
once when I left
and then again every moment after

I missed how you eyes smile that way
and your face lights up
when you get missed your laughter

I missed the way you look at me
when you know I need a friend
and the other look we have
when to bed the kids we send

I don't see anytime I won't
miss something about you
not that I try because I don't
I like the way I miss you.

Monday, November 1, 2010

My Heart's store

Come inside and you will see
my heart's store complete inventory
Everything we need is here
and don't you worry it won't disappear

Do you need something solid on which to build
my heart is strong material and skilled
How about something to hold things together
my heart can bond through all kinds of weather

Are you looking for a safe place to land
when the day is tto long and you can no longer stand
fall on my heart, it will support any weight
You can rest through the night and sleep in late

Is your mood more for moving fast
this heart can keep up and probably outlast
Go all night, dance and sing
my heart is up for anything

Need a compass if you get lost
my heart can be your guide at no cost
Looking to loose your self in love
my heart is the answer your in search of

So come inside try it out
you'll leave satisfied I have no doubt.