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, February 8, 2011

Thoughts of you

thought left alone unintentionally
will continue build till eventually
there is no brain room left vacant
and so they grow increasingly impatient
wanting only to be seen or heard
to be voiced or to become a word
Rattling and fighting just to get out
to save me from my thoughtless drought

These thoughts that grow inside my brain
are so loud at times I go insane
until I'm able to right them down
in verse and rhyme, as verb and noun
I give them life and set them free
so they can stop tormenting me

The only thoughts I won't let go
are thoughts of you, I let them grow
these thoughts I think everyday
I hope they never go away
They keep me sane when I think I'm not
thoughts of you are my favorite thoughts.

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