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, January 31, 2011

I may not win but I will fight

It seems I am never to reach the shore
never to stand on solid ground
a mile closer reveals a mile more
only ocean between me and safely sound

How many time will I let you down
before you fall no more
how long before I am to drown
as these tears wash over the floor

I may not win but I will fight
and hope your heart can wait
Every morning through every night
praying always it's not too late

Sunday, January 30, 2011

A life devout

A simple faith and tenderness
can overcome the mounting mess
caused by selfishness and pride
giving love a cause to hide

As we rid ourselves of pride
leave the world locked outside
our hearts will turn to one another
husband, wife, partner, lover

Love is a cure for all that ails
a weight that balances all the scales
what we put in we're sure to get out
nothing wasted, a life devout

Saturday, January 29, 2011

A loving kind

Love is found in moments
strung together with hope
one attaching to the other
shared memories as rope

Begun with a single knot
making one from two
weaving dreams togehter
that's what love can do

Tie me up in this love
strengthen the cords that binds
String me along in this life
with memories of a loving kind

Friday, January 28, 2011

Hear my soul

There is none that could replace the space you hold in my heart
There is none that can assume the room I gave you from the start

There is not another girl in the world to whom I fallen so completely
not another spirit that could hear it, the call of my soul so sweetly

Thursday, January 27, 2011

Finding love

I could find myself lost in this love
many are the pathways there
with no way to look from up above
I'm lost in this maze with no sense of where

Every direction leads to your heart
every step your love I find
there are no dead ends only starts
there is no limit on my finding time

I prefer to take this walk with you
enjoying the journey as I go
I never want it to concluded
may my steps be ever slow

Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Poetry in motion

I will put my poetry in motion
send it out across thw ocean
in search of the right words to say
to bring your love around my way

Words with rythum and with rhyme
Words that have no place in time
Words that translate into action
Words that bring a satisfaction

I will search both high and low
there is no place i will not go
To bring these words back home to you
To tell you that my love is true

Tuesday, January 25, 2011

I am not the man you think I am

I am not the man you think I am
but I am the one you hoped for
The man inside your master plan
who is everything you want and more.

Dare to dream and I am sure you'll see
this man and I are the same
You were born to be with me
to share a common name

I will try to do me best
to live up to your ideal
Focus on love forget the rest
give in to how you feel.

Monday, January 24, 2011

I will live like I write

I am done with this rhyme
and now it is time
to live the verse I write

To show you how much
I long for your touch
to have you close at night

I will give you all I have to give
be the reason you have to live
and never leave your side

I will be the man you want and need
be your all and everything
be a source of pride

I will live how I write
from morning to night
be your waking dream

And when the night falls
I'll break down the walls
and carry you uo on moon beams.

Sunday, January 23, 2011

His light of love

You were his before you were mine
and so I have him to thank
for raising you up and spending time
placing his love in your heart's bank

You wouldn't be the one I know
if it weren't for his tender care
So when you ask if you can go
I will always send you there

I can share your love him
and send mine along too
his light of love will never dim
The both us have all love for you.

Saturday, January 22, 2011

A service rendered

Let me hold your hand
let me understand
when words between us fail
may love lift the vail

Listen to my heart
as spoken by my eyes
in love is where we start
removing our silent disguise

If you speak you mind
know I will be kind
an in return speak mine
a service rendered in kine

Friday, January 21, 2011

My Jill

My Jill
I will
Be true
to you

My girl
my world
I live
I give
for you
I do

My love
high above
our aim
love's flame

Thursday, January 20, 2011

Common Ground

Let love then be our common ground
as we both reach out to grasp
As a keystone keeps the arch's arc
bending to love our hands will clasp

Giving way to let love live
through our words and deeds
relying on a strong shared strength
to meet and exceed the other's needs

If love is kept between us
our path becomes clear and straight
Growing and learning in this life
marching forward to heaven's gate

Flowing thoughts

Thoughts like water flow
from the fountain head that is you
you are all I need to know
to write of love that's true

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

For True love's sake

I try to think of you before I go to sleep
in the hope these thoughts my mind will keep
As I dream I see you there
on your horse riding the air
In the moment happy and free
arms out stretched to receive me

I try to think of you while awake
that this dream may be real for true love's sake

Monday, January 17, 2011

An already perfect wife

It is never as easy as these rhymes make it seem
often not the fantasy, sometimes not the dream
But your love is worth any price
so for me there is no sacrifice
The return I receive for loving you
is why I do the things I do
I am better for having you in my life
A more perfect husband of an already perfect wife

Sunday, January 16, 2011

Anytime with you is great

Anytime with you is great
just hanging out
or staying up late

It doesn't matter to me what we do
as long as I am
doing it with you

Fancy or simple, as long as your there
feast or famine
I really don't care

You are what I am about
so we can stay at home
or we could go out

Being with you is my favorite place
no matter where in the world
time or space.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

You are my favorite stuff

You are still my favorite stuff
in a world filled with distraction
you are my one true attraction
One of which I can't get enough

Gadgets have lights and sounds
but they can't hold a candle
it's you I'd rather handle
when the sun goes down

You are all I really need
the rest is just fluff
You are still my favorite stuff
I want more of you in deed.

Friday, January 14, 2011

Let's build a life together

Lets build a life together
one that is sure to last
A shelter from stormy weather
built upon a common past

Memories both good and bad
are the bricks we'll use
Lessons both happy and sad
the mortar by which they are glued

By the sweat of our brow
we build this life
never quite knowing how
but working hard as husband and wife

Thursday, January 13, 2011

That's how perfect you are

Each day I try to find some time
to close my eyes and clear my mind
and wait till my soul levels at peace

In that moment I think of you
and all the things you daily do
to make me better and extend my reach

You are both the quiet and storm
both the fire's light and warmth
You both hold and surround me

You are as the fall and spring
my dying gasp and life's breathing
You are everything I see

Like ripples need stone
I need you alone
Extending out ever far
that's how perfect you are.

Wednesday, January 12, 2011

You and I

Together we're unstoppable
daring to do the impossible
Because we share a common trust
there is no barrier we can't bust

As we take on our piece of the world
hand in hand, boy and girl
Our forces in love united
together standing and never divided

Love will conquer all at length
and that alone is our strongest strength
You and I are the greatest pair
trust, and heart and love to spare

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Take comfort in my love

When your daily deeds have made you tire
come and rest by the warmth of my fire
When the world's grown dark and you feel the same
come enjoy the glow of my burning flame.

When it all too much and you need to rest
come lay your weary head on my heart filled chest
and when you think you can take it no longer
take comfort in love, as it gives it grows stronger

Monday, January 10, 2011


You make it easy
Easy to love you
Easy to want you
Easy to think you
Easy to flaunt you
Easy to thank you
Easy to kiss you
Easy to bank you
Easy to miss you
Easy to watch you
Easy to need you
Easy to catch you
Easy to read you
You make it easy

Sunday, January 9, 2011

I know you can

Drive on dreaming
believing that I can
Ford ahead in faith
trusting who I am

Have hope
I will always be here
Find faith
I listen and hear

Live love
and fall again
Stand strong
I know you can

Saturday, January 8, 2011

I tend to write

You are my whole world
and love is where I'm from
Faith is my foundation
and Hope my humble home

Our love will last forever
but today I want to show
how great we are together
and that I love you so

I tend to write of love's reflection
with eyes that see eternity
Understand, it's that perfection
I seeking daily to build in me.

Friday, January 7, 2011


Forever you
Forever me
No longer two
Forever we

Forever prayer
Forever high

Always there
Forever try

Forever breath
Forever love
After death
Forever above

Thursday, January 6, 2011

The trouble I am in

I blame you for all the trouble I am in
because loving you is my favorite sin
It can't feel this right
without being so wrong
when these flames ignite
they burn fast and long

I will not change my ways
I will not confess this sin
I will love you all my days
and thank God for the trouble I am in

Wednesday, January 5, 2011

Raging Ink

Words of passion flow
as raging ink
covering this rampage
as of you I think

Rhymes and verses ignite
as roaring fire
burning this ambush
as love's ashes fly higher

As I write
I am consumed
thinking you close
as love fills the room

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

When I close my eyes

When I close my eyes
I see your face
and I am taken
to a sacred place

My soul is carried
back in time
when I first asked you
to be mine

I see the bank we sat upon
I here the swift creek
I see us holding hands
and I gently kiss your cheek

This place is special
its where we got our start
when I close my eyes I see it
and feel you in my heart

Monday, January 3, 2011

I feel I haven't caught you yet

Even after all this time
I feel I haven't caught you yet
Even after all these rhymes
this is still the feeling I get

I set about to win your heart
and tried my very best
but you had such a head start
that I can never rest

If I am to have you
all my days and nights
I must conquer, I must do
All I know is right

One day you will be mine
completely and whole
For now I'll take the time
you so graciously have sold

Sunday, January 2, 2011

It's you

If I could hold you all night long
and sing to you my simple song
I think that you would understand
that it's you who makes me what I am

It's you that makes the sun rise
to get me through my day
It's you who still acts suprize
When I can't find the words to say

It's you who still believes I can
when others say I won't
It's you and your simple plans
that never have a don't

It's you who keeps the dark night
from taking my soul away
It's you who holds so desperate tight
until the break of day

It's you I love for all you are
and all you give to me
It's you who shines like a star
leading me to where I need to be

Saturday, January 1, 2011

The shadow of your love

Your love is my protection
from a world that does not care
Your love is my safe place
too lock away my share

Your love is my direction
always leading me here
Your love is my inner space
a whisper in my ear

Your love is my soul's quest
the end to all my means
Your love is my simple verse
sung to please my queen

Your love is what I love best
my masterpiece in life
Your love my waiting herse
to remove me from this strife

As the sun beats down from high above
I am safe and sheltered in the shadow of your love