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.


Saturday, December 18, 2010

The context of you

I am best understood in the context of you
Some find me crazy when they see what I do
I just keep on, thinking if they only knew
they would do the same things too

Safe within your life's story
my thoughts and actions receive their glory
Seen through love reflected off you
my words and deeds are now more true

Taking me out of this lover's tale
is like taking the wind from out the sail
I'd be left drifting and an empty sea
No direction and nobody to come for me

I like this place, I like being here
beside you, I have meaning
Words, Emotions, thoughts a tears
stand by themselves against you leaning.

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