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.


Sunday, February 20, 2011

I'll stay awake

Somewhere on a beach tonight
out of reach and out of sight
my love is laying down to sleep
our goodbye kiss alone to keep

I hope that she thinking of me
as she stares across the sea
and wishes that we were closer
she and I, her rhyme composer

As she soaks the sunlight rays
hears the crashing of the waves
I hope her heart finds a time
to beat along with the rhythm of mine

If we have to be apart this week
I'll hold her heart and kiss her cheek
with every shallow breath I take
never sleeping, I'll stay awake

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