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 25, 2010

Open my heart

Under the tree
is a present from me
Something I'd like to share
A gift for you
one I knew
would show you how much I care

It is the gift of heart
of doing my part
to make sure your happy each day
It is the gift of touch
when its all to much
to let you know it will be okay
It is the gift of space
when you need a place
to be quiet and on your own
It is the gift of knowing
that I will alway be owing
and never repay your love's loan

I am the gift or I trying to be
everyday for the rest of eternity
Open my heart it's for you
I know its not a lot
but it is all that I've got
I hope it will see us through

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