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, 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.

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