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.


Saturday, April 30, 2011

Loosen the gears

Silence the fears that so easily beset me
Dry the tears that all too often break free
Loosen the gears that seem to never let me
love you in the way I know I can

Friday, April 29, 2011

I'm with you

It does not matter where we do
where we go or who we see
as long as this one thing's true
I'm with you and your with me

It doesn't matter where we live
my home is wherever you are
All my wealth I cannot give
because it's wrapped in your star

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Love is true

When all my words have written
and all my songs played through
the world will know that I am smitten
by no one other than beautiful you

When I finish the final chapter
place a period at the end
I will title my book Rapture
and dedicate it to you my friend

My Words and rhymes, lyrics and song
all of them speak of you
I won't last but they'll live long
to remind the world that love is true

Wednesday, April 27, 2011

My Soul's tattoo

I couldn't love another
having now loved you
as a friend a wife and lover
you are my soul's tattoo

Wing and flame
a heart with your name
a permanent mark
you've left on my heart

Tuesday, April 26, 2011

I will live this love

I will live my love out loud
standing tall standing proud
Because you have chosen me
I am the best man I can be

I will live my love today
in everyplace, in everyway
My daily doings will reflect
my admiration and respect

I will live this love forever
body and spirit immortal together
I will live this love
both here and high above

Monday, April 25, 2011

My Voice

My voice is only read not heard
a choice never said, but stirred
emotion so loud it can't be spoken
a heart so proud it sure to be broken

Even echoes will eventually fade
an arrows arc surely is weighed
words in letters on printed page
loose their fetter as they age

Love that last is worth the writing
present and past to future inviting
I speak of love only in printed word
left unread and lonely and never heard

Sunday, April 24, 2011

I only

I only write love notes in ink
My only love look is a wink
I only have eyes for your beautiful face
I only exist in our shared love space

I only want everything for you
I can only do everything I can do
I only want love to fill your heart
I only want us never apart

I only wish you knew the depth
I'm wiling to go across the breadth
I only need a simple touch
I only want you very much

I only try when your the prize
I see my perfect self in your eyes
I only sing when your around
I only sow when your the ground.

Saturday, April 23, 2011

When I hear your name

Your name arrives on the wind
in my soul a fire begins
Only your touch can cool the flame
sparked in my heart when I hear your name.

Friday, April 22, 2011

10 feet off the ground

What is this feeling I have coming over me
I have never felt this way, never felt so free
Every time you touch my hand I feel it again
Every time you look my way, the feeling begins

I always want to feel the way I feel tonight
So stay with me always, never leave my side
I hope you feel the same way when I come around
Because it's hard to hold your hand when I 10 feet off the ground.

Thursday, April 21, 2011

If you need me

If you need me
I will be there
no matter how deep the crossing

Seek the truth
I will swear
words of iron forging

If you falter
I will catch
and carry you over the mountain

Find a balance
make a match
drink for the eternal fountain

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Our love will last

The memories we share
times of plenty and times of bare
but all the time we where there
together in intender care

You fill my mind
future, present and past
I know your mind
our love will last.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011


love reveals
what pride conceals
as we kneel
we heal
and feel
what's real


Monday, April 18, 2011

Love oft, Love Long

This day belongs to love
it's a  celebration of
all things lover's do
to keep their love strong and true

As the parade swiftly passes
let us all raise our glasses
a toast to love and lovers
both above and beneath the covers

The tie that binds us tightly
we defended ever mightily
Love soft, love strong
love oft, love long.

Sunday, April 17, 2011

Let me take your hand in mine

Let me place my hand in your
aide you in your daily chores
lift your spirit, give you strength
walk with you a lover's length

I can help your heart to heal
show you that love is real
save you from a world gone mad
sing you happy when your feeling sad

I can wake your sleeping dreams
harness the light of each sun beam
reflect it back for you to see
that you are so loved by me

May I enter your secret room
tend your garden and watch it bloom
watch over your every wish and hope
support your soul when you need to cope

Let me take your hand in mine
this I promise for all of time.

Saturday, April 16, 2011

Parts I lack

All I need is all of you
completely with nothing held back
All I have to offer is a love that's true
it will fill in all the parts I lack.

Friday, April 15, 2011

Higher Live

The reason the word love
rhymes with the word above
Is to help us remember the source
and know how to light the course

It is a perfect love for which we strive
given life to practice before we go live
so every mistake we must forgive
so as to learn how to higher live.

Thursday, April 14, 2011


You light the way for me
when the dark is closing in
You know just what to say to me
to drown out the deafening din

You take but give right back to me
you keep the scales in balance
You make up for the lack in me
and fill my every absence

You try your very best for me
and then again try harder
You shine above the rest to me
my love you take as barter

You live your life to be with me
you make my world turn round
You more than a wife and friend to me
you are every beat my heart sounds

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Earthbound Angel

I could tell you I love you
or I could show you the same
I can write a love so true
and say your the one to blame

I can hold your hand while walking
let you fall asleep in my arms
I can really listen when your talking
I can set off all your alarms

I can tickle your back to put you to sleep
and gently kiss you goodnight
I will go to my grave your secrets to keep
I can make everything alright

Love is the power by which I live
my guiding force, my mission
you are the one to whom I give
my earth bound angel, my vision

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

A knight none the less

My heart is too big
for this shiny suit of armor
but I knight I am none the less

Protecting the fair maiden
from a world filled with dragons
armor or not, I will do my best

Monday, April 11, 2011

Love to spare

I know your love is too hot to hold
to expensive to buy to be bartered or sold
and so you freely give it away
in the form of smiles, calls and play
I sometime wonder if there's enough for me
after a while day of giving it out free
But when I get home you are always there
with a smile and love to spare.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

At the end of the day

At the end of the day
there are no words to say
exactly How I feel

Try as I might
I can never write
anything that's close to real

Letters and rhymes
placed in rhythm and time
are a poor excuse at best

Though I try to capture
the pounding and rapture
seeing you bring to my chest

Saturday, April 9, 2011

The right thing to say

When I see our children shine
I know their more yours than mine
When I see our daily blessing increase
I know it is your share of the piece

When I am given favor in God's eyes
I know it is due to your prayerful cries
When I am given the gift of his grace
I know it is because we share this space

When I hear angles singing close to me
I know they are echoes of thee
When I hear the praise of the man
I know it because you said I can

When I pray and thank God for you
I know our love is true
When I pray to stay another day
I know it's right thing to say

Friday, April 8, 2011

I want

I want to take you out tonight
way out, past the morning light
I want to bring you home real late
sneak you through the garden gate

I want to be your only one
day and night moon and sun
I want to be your everything
fill your heart and give you wings

Thursday, April 7, 2011

I can wait for the show

You love me for who I am
but make me want to be better
You give me strength to stand
but make my knees go weaker

You show me all yourself
but remain my little secret
You allow me to be myself
but wipe my eyes when wet

You are everything to me
but still there's more to know
You are all I want to see
but I can wait for the show.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

My father's voice

So many year ago
I was told by my dad
that choices have consequences
some good and some bad

So I have always tried
the best that I could
to make my choices
accepting bad and good

When I fell in love with you
I heard my fathers voice
choose the one to love
and always love your choice


Tuesday, April 5, 2011

A more perfect union

When I think of all that went into
the day that I first met you
I know that we were meant to be
together for eternity

It was heaven that brought me to you
by heaven we started anew
I thank God every day
for bring you into my way

We were meant to be tied
so I made you bride
A more perfect union are we
that's easy to see.

Monday, April 4, 2011

Lets get on with living

Lets just get to living
forget the daily grind
on with the forgiving
leave it all behind

Pack our bags and run away
grab your shorts and sandals
somewhere there is sun all day
and dinner is lit by candles

I could find a school and teach
and you a little farm
nights we find a private beach
and keep each other warm

I dream of the day that this true
a day when we pack it in
Alone with just the two of us
no where, no why no when

Sunday, April 3, 2011

The love that lives between us

The love the lives between us
is far larger than the space
that some may see as selfishness
when we're standing face to face

The love that lives between us
grows stronger every hour
as it fills with grace and forgiveness
to surround us on our tower

The love that lives between us
is an example to the world
a shining beacon of peacefulness
is held by boy and girl

The love that lives between us
is a shelter from the storm
a fortress built of tenderness
a comfort to keep us warm

The love that lives between us
keeps us anchored in heavens bay
where we can joy in hopefulness
and bask in the light of his way.

Saturday, April 2, 2011

I was made to love you

I could never love another
the way that I love you
I know you as a wife a friend and lover
a trust strong and bond true

If I were to live forever
and search my life as long
I know that there shall never
be another love this strong

I was made to love you
take me at my word
I speak of love in full view
my best remains unheard.

Friday, April 1, 2011

Gathering what's sown

Share with me your heart completely
trust it in my care
though storms assail I'll never fail thee
or loose the gift you gave to bear

Share your life with me forever
stay thou near my side
I will keep thy pace and tire never
match you stride for stride

Share your soul with me and heaven
your sinful thoughts on me lie
to find perfection is to be forgiven
so together we shall fight and try

Share your touch with me alone
embrace my every part
spend a life gathering what's sown
and place them in our heart