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.


Thursday, March 31, 2011

Your Smile

There is a line on your face
which time did not place
whose presence is traced
back to God's very grace

From this line I define
my own piece of mind
spending most of my time
to have it incline

When the ends are high so am I
your face takes on a glow
I'm always sure to ask you why
so I can repeat the show

Its the occasions when
it downward bends
I try to make amends
so it isn't a trend

As the corner of your lips rise
they lift my spirit to the sky
I hope one day you'll realize
your smile is my heart's supply

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

Making a living is getting in the way of life

I want to make my life with you
but everyday I am pulled away
from 9 to 5 the whole week through
making a living just gets in the way

Can't someone hire me to love you
I'd gladly work the overtime
let my days off simply accrue
up the corporate ladder I'd climb

They would always find me busy
and focused on my task
I'd say stuff like, "in a jiffy"
and "All you have to do is ask"

My only to do is loving you
it is my passion in this life
and when I retire to review
I'll still have you as my wife.

Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Polish my heart

The current of your love swiftly flows
polishing my heart of stone
craving out canyons it seems to know
where I feel the most alone

Monday, March 28, 2011

You stole my heart

I only have one question
keep your answer brief
I do not want your confession
I already know you're a thief

I caught you in the act
of stealing my heart away
I'm not asking for it back
you save it for a rainy day

You must need it really bad
probably more than me
seeing you with it makes me glad
and that's all I need to breathe

Be careful, because it broke before
it's not as strong as I seems
I'll never loose it again, I swore
until I find the girl from my dreams

So take it with you always
keep near your own
from now until the end of days
you will never be alone.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Your SOng

I will write you a love song
and when it is finished I'll sing it out loud
a tune from out the encroaching throng
a melody to part the hapless crowd

All will fall silent
as a single note rings out
bring peace to the violent
as back up angles shout

I love this women
and I want the world to know
my vows to her rest unbroken
my love as pure as snow

I love being by her side
together forever are we
This is the best ride
an endless road I see

This is my song to you this eve
and every day here on
kiss me now so I can breath
and get on with singin your song.

Saturday, March 26, 2011

Pen to paper

Pen to paper
we'll write a letter
in a language all our own
between you and I alone

Pic to string
a song we'll sing
with lyrics and time
that's your and mine

Scene to play
we'll act a way
a dialogue unspoken
a trust never broken

Memories to life
as husband and wife
we'll create a few
just me and you.

Friday, March 25, 2011

Be mine

Be mine and only mine
For now and the rest of time
Be you that perfect you
That makes our love true.

Thursday, March 24, 2011

Let me take you dancing

Let me take you dancing
in the moonlight's glow
a little after hours romancing
a little fast a little slow
Let the rhythm of our hearts
beat loud in double time
as the nightly music starts
I'll join your heart and mine

Wednesday, March 23, 2011

Step out of the glow

By the street light of love I see you
all else is lost in shadow
I accept you at face value
as you step from out the glow

And even when my eyes adjust
to a love far more bright
I still see the one I trust
to take me home at night

Tuesday, March 22, 2011

Your Secret Garden

Let me in your secret garden
I will not tell a soul
release your gated guardsman
accept my heart as toll

Lead me round your flowered paths
let me pick a few
before I do I'll be sure to ask
and then present them to you

Find a shady place to rest
lock your dreams to keep
lay your head on my chest
and slowly fall asleep

Let me in, I will leave no trace
and when asked be on my way
I know that this is scared space
so your kindness I won't betray

Monday, March 21, 2011

All I have left to give

Here is my heart and soul
I leave them in your care
I cannot face the world alone
I was hoping we could share

I will only use them to love you
for that is why I live
do with them as you want to
they're  all I have left to give

I trust them in your gentle hands
my love is in yours alone
here I am and here I stand
with you I'll make my home

Sunday, March 20, 2011

Up for the task

If I could live this day again
I would start by kissing you
my days just go better when
I start with a cup of you brew

Then I would make more time
to help you with your list
I would make your task mine
command me as you wish

When the night finally came
I'd knee in pray and ask
may tomorrow be just the same
and may I be up for the task

Saturday, March 19, 2011

A big bouncy ball of emotion

Love is a big bouncy ball of emotion

sometimes high and sometimes low
no matter what it's always in motion
and hard to tell where it might go
small in size but a powerful force
loves can brings us hours of fun
chasing to catch it in its course
Love can be a tricky one
Love is ready no matter place or time
we should always have it close
show me yours and I'll show you mine
lets go see you has the best throw

Friday, March 18, 2011

Plant and weave

Plant my love into your heart
give it place, make it a part
nourished by your tender care
it can grow and blossom there

Soon you'll find the fruit it bears
is most delicious and beyond compare
A piece to serve your every need
a never ending magic seed.

Weave my love into your life
intertwined as man and wife
tie the thread and loop it round
until it bring a comfort sound

Find warmth under its cover
wrap it tight, you'll need no other
Pass it down through generations
made with heart and soul and patience.

Thursday, March 17, 2011

The stars aligned

The stars aligned
and you came into my life
the heavens showed me a sign
so I made you my wife

Everyday after
has been a dream
filled with work and laughter
a union...a team

I am on your side
and I know you have my back
We can fight or hide
retreat or attack

As long as you're with me
I'm getting closer to fine
a shared and common history
our life's intertwined

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

My greatest prize

I love you with every beat of my heart
with every breath that take in and out
both of which slow when we are apart
leaving my will to carry on in doubt

Not a moment goes by without the thought
of how nice it would be to have you near
efforts to work are found at naught
getting home to you is my mission clear

Hold me in your arms and never let me go
leave the world to it's own device
Loving you is all I need to know
and I count that as my greatest prize.

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

The only thrill I seek

Loving you is the only thrill I seek
in that effort I shall never grow weak
I will pursue that end all my days and breath
and continue to perfection after my mortal death

Monday, March 14, 2011

Ever beyond

Feel my breath upon your skin
allow your mind to dream and wander
Forget the gravity of the world you live in
float on as thoughts of love you ponder

Feel my hand as I pull your near
allow your knees to weaken
lean onto my chest let go your fear
find rest in love's safe beacon

I will harbor your soul this evening
no storm will loose my bond
filled with love as you lay breathing
I will carry you and this love ever beyond

Sunday, March 13, 2011

Your perfect arrow

With just the love we share between us
we see each other and feel to give
nothing hidden in this our nakedness
nothing held back, nothing to forgive

We only see each other in this light
the good and bad are reflected shadows
take me as I am this night
pierce my heart with your perfect arrow

Saturday, March 12, 2011

My feelings fonder

By the time you read this poem
I will be on my way home
this absence has my feelings fonder
await my return from the wild yonder

Friday, March 11, 2011

I don't

I don't know much
but this I do
when we touch
my soul renews

I don't do alot
but this I can
to hold what I got
I'll be a better man

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Finding my way back to you

Baby while you sleep tonight
dream of me and hold on tight
keep that dream alive as morning breaks

Believe me when I say it's true
all I do is think of you
and I am going to do whatever it takes

To make sure that you feel my love
it'll warm you op like the sun above
give you the rest so really need

My love true my love is strong
my love is what wrote this song
I follow it wherever it might lead

Because I know it will bring me home
no matter how far I have to roam
my love will always find it's way back to you

So think me near when you need a lift
this love I offer as a gift
I hope it's enough to always see us through

Wednesday, March 9, 2011

My heart string

Tie my heart string round your finger
to help you  keep in mind
the love I have is deep and lingers
from beginning to past the end of time

Hold my heart string tight and don't let go
I will follow where you lead
my love for you is all I  know
it satisfies my every need

Tie my heart string up with yours
collect it where it fallen slack
bound together we will open doors
and never want to look longing back

Lay my heart string on your chest
may it be all the weight you need to bear
I will do my part to balance the rest
and meet your daily need or care

Take my heart string to your grave
for in that day my rhythms cease 
Standing guard, all storms I'll brave
ensuring that you rest in peace.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

If I ever lost this love

If I ever lost this love
I would retrace my way
try to climb above
to see a long gone day

Hoping to find just where
I stepped into the wrong
and in that moment there
change to sing a new song

My life would be on hold
until I was back in grace
racking the memory of my soul
until I see your face

Hold my hand and make sure
I never loose your favor
My intentions are always pure
it's my salt that looses savor

Monday, March 7, 2011

Forever with you in laughter

You give me pause to think
when you look at me that way
I need to know what that wink
was really trying to say

I need to know what is behind
the devilish grin you grin
could it be you'd like to find
a little time for a little sin

I cold spend the rest of my days
reading the writing on your face
and all the while I'd be finding ways
to once again  lift that vail of lace

From the start
you've owned my heart
and I am happily ever after
Lost in your gaze
the rest of my days
forever with you in laughter

Sunday, March 6, 2011

No one has to know

Rock my soul to sleep tonight
Roll me up in your love so tight
don't never let me go

Save me from the world outside
give me space in your heart to hide
no one has to know

Saturday, March 5, 2011

No better way to live

Your kiss is the key to open my heart
place your lips on mine and tilt
I feel the turning start
tumbling down the walls I have built

I love others because I love you
you have opened my world to light
I never knew that love could be so true
until we kissed by the river that 1st night

I see my place and I want you there
to receive all the love I can give
It all begins with a kiss and a care
there is no better way to live

Friday, March 4, 2011

I will give myself to thee

I will honor you as a princess
out of royal blood you are
maybe not here and now
but somewhere beyond the star

Only heaven itself could have you
and send you to the place
to teach and live a love so true
a guardian with a angel's face

I see through the mortal mask
to the princess you were and will be
you have only but to ask
and I will give myself to thee

Thursday, March 3, 2011

Light reflected

The light reflected in your eyes
brings out my better side
you see the truth instead of lies
you see myself no chance to hide

In the light of your loving stare
I am found to be strong
because of your tender care
it seems I can do no wrong

Watch me then as I come near
open your arms and soul
see me then perfectly clear
as only you can know.

Wednesday, March 2, 2011

Sunset. Sunrise

By the light of the setting sun
we are found side by side
we are seen as one
as leveling light and shadow collide

Rising up before the dawn
still side by side are we
shadows apart yet holding on
in full light there's you and me

As sure as the sun set will rise
I will be there for you
the morning bird, the lullabies
sing of a love that's true

Tuesday, March 1, 2011

The economy of l;ove

In the economy of love
two souls become one heart
whose influence is global
and only in giving does it increase

Managed from above
in faith connections start
strong as well as mobile
the greatest seen as least.