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, 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.

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