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, May 31, 2011

Let Me

Let me hold your hand tonight
Let me be your man tonight
Let me see your shape in moonlight
Let me bring you close and tight

Let me sing my heart's own song
Let me bring my voice along
Let me right where I've gone wrong
Let me find where I belong

Let me have your heart's devotion
Let me swim inside your ocean
Let me feel the same emotion
Let me stir up some commotion

Let me see what others don't
Let me help where others won't
Let me stay, let me haunt
Let me give you what you want

Monday, May 30, 2011

My heart

It is my heart that write these words each day
My hands only trace what my heart feels to say
My mind only sees as my heart points the way
My soul only voices words my heart longs to pray
My feet remain still where my heart hopes to stay
My heart is the reason I love you each day.

Sunday, May 29, 2011

A promised sealed

It seems a small thing
but it means so much
when you lean to me
and our lips touch

I remember the first
I wait for the next
a promise sealed
in love to protect

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Wife Devine

You are all I ever wanted
everything I could chose
your beauty leaves me haunted
your whisper my ghostly muse

You have all but taken me
possessed my heart and soul
I do not wish to be made free
I gladly yield control

My trust in you is made sure
when your eyes meet mine
I have in you an angel pure
a lover and wife divine

Friday, May 27, 2011

I will still love thee even in death

I will still love thee even in death
there is no end to the way I feel
when I have taken my very last breath
rest assured knowing my love is real

I'm sured I loved you before creation
and promised to find you here
kissing as we left that exulted station
to enter this mortal sphere

This life gives me time to prove my love
and share all that I have learned
for now until we return above
my heart for you alone will burn

Thursday, May 26, 2011

I thought you'd like to know

All the girls I knew before
helped me to this place
each more showed a little more
a different side of love's face

I learned it from my mother
I learned from my friends
love beats all the others
with no beginning and no end

So I lay love at your feet
and it continues to grow
you make my love complete
I just thought you'd like to know.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Colorful Girl

It didn't take me long to realize
that my favorite color in the world
is the color belonging to the eyes
of my favorite, colorful girl

I saw it from the very start
I peaked into her soul
They seem to see my true heart
they seem to take control

It should come as no surprise
that my favorite color in the world
is the color belonging to the eyes
of my favorite colorful girl

Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Music alive

You are music come alive

Every step you take is a rhythm
a flawless measure of time
my heart pounds like a bass drum
when you put your hand in mine

Every word you speak a harmony
speaking straight into my soul
your voice it gets the best of me
and I lose all control

Every touch we share a love song
a timeless lyric and tune
to hear it makes my love strong
to feel makes me swoon

Play on my music incarnate
I'll sing and dance with you
even though the hour's late
my love is refreshed and new

Monday, May 23, 2011

The days I spend

The days I spend with you
though few
are my best

I want nothing more to do
then love you
I confess

I would give all my time
all my rhyme
to have you near

It's all I think of
to whisper love
into your lovely ear.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

I know the way.

Lie back tonight and lose control
give to me both body and soul
find in this that piece of mind
the restful escape of a love divine

Lay here in my open arms
and know that I will do no harm
only place a loving hand
where you want at your command

In this place it's just us two
and I will keep the night for you
to linger longer in this love
I will hold the moon above

Just to hold and have you near
is all I need to keep me here
You are safe now, let go the day
rest assured, I know the way.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

I wrote a letter.

I wrote a letter today
and that letter was "A"
it stands for :A"ll my love
I hitch a ride to the sky
and I wrote a big "I"
so you could see "I" love you from above

You are the reason
you are the why
I do the crazy things that I I do
You are the reason
the reason I try
everyday harder for you

I wrote letter two
and that letter was "U"
that say your love is "U"nreal
then I climb on a bus
to make you and me "U"s
because I wanted to see how it feels

You are the reason
you are the why
I do these crazy things everyday
You are the reason
the reason I try
to be better for you everyday.

Friday, May 20, 2011

My Christen feelings fade

I have never been selfish
with things I've been given
even those that I cherish
toward charity I'm driven

When it comes to sharing you
my christen feelings all but fade
let the world have a distant view
as we quickly make our get away

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Intersecting Paths

Our paths are different
but intersect
not so far distant
that we don't connect
I know they will converge
and in that day
our live will merge
and well walk the same way.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

My song and love are true

I am not a rock star
but I will sing for you
and all that's in my change jar
is there for you to use

My heart carry's the tune
my voice cannot hold
a sound I howl at the moon
when I'm feeling bold

The melody is a memory
tie together over years
It is a lullaby to me
when I'm fighting back the tears

I am not a rock star
but I will sing for you
I am me because of who you are
my song and love are true

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

In your light I'm okay

Even the light of love cast shadows
and dark corners still remain
a soul may have alleyways narrow
where it hides all it's pain

Shine your love light on me
chase the pain away
although I am never free
in your light I'm okay

Monday, May 16, 2011

Love is the product

I only wish there was more love to give
more time to spend, more life to live
Forever will never be long enough show
for each day, in every way my love grows
The longer I am near you, the more I see
that love is the product of you times me

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Love remains unbroken

Love is both my power and light
My morning sun and starry night
The reason I live out each day
My purposeful walk, my measure to weigh

Love is both my strength and voice
the light and the darkness of every choice
The words I write and rhythm I sound
the channel through the muse I found

Love is both my Wife and God
the bond between us and iron rod
An eternal promise made and spoken
Love is all this and remains unbroken

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Measure one more time.

When I cannot see the line as straight
You level my feet on the path
When I can't pass through the narrow gate
you politely temper the righteous wrath

When I am not square with planning
You make the cut to align
When I am to short in the spanning
You ask me to me measure one more time

Friday, May 13, 2011

Reach me.

You are the only one who can reach me

When the distance is this great

You are the only one who can teach me

The patient I need to wait.

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Your VOice

In the distance I hear a voice
it leads me past the tempter's choice
as I approach it becomes clear
that it is you that has led me hear

Returning to our home
I know that I'm not alone
Home is where you are found
any place this world around

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Together Above

I probably would have never met you
if I hadn't done what God wanted me to
in his service I learned to love completely
so toward the end he allowed you to meet me

We have tried our best to stay the course
raising our children in his light source
Traveling onward we grow stronger
his influence on us last longer

Let us keep the path he set
Let us live so as not to forget
Let us teach his way in love
Let us find ourselves together above.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

God given gift

I stand before you
heart in hand
knowing you see through
this shadow that I am

Love filters your eyes
you see a brighter day
hoping to share the surprise
you throw hope my way

Thank you for being you
and choosing me to be with
all I can offer is a love that's true
to combine with your God given gift

Monday, May 9, 2011

I Thought

My words have all but left me
my rhymes have lost their mates
I cannot think in rhythm tonight
and the hour is drawing late

I thought about you all day long
my love has never been so strong
so for tonight it's all right
to so sleep on and hold tight.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Loving you is easy

Loving you is easy
as natural as can be
you are the perfect girl
for a backwards kid like me

The perfect wife, perfect mom
perfect lover, angel, friend
I'm so blessed to how found you
and will love you to the end

Saturday, May 7, 2011

It's Saturday.

The sunshine break through the clouds
to find us still in bed
it Saturday and our plans allow
to place sleeping in working stead

As we linger longer in our dreams
this rest renews our souls
love is brought on sun beams
and fills the work week holes

Friday, May 6, 2011

To defend and protect

Our love is universal

A lifetime dress reversal

In that day when we rise above

We will already have known perfect love

Our love is elemental

Basic nature and consequential

It is as simple as cause and effect

A primal need to defend and protect.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

This empty Vast

Receive me into your light
I cannot last another night
and this days falls fast

Let thy arm to me extend
collect my soul into your bend
hurry my love I may not last

Open your hand and let mine in
keep me safe in the hallow therein
how quickly these shadows cast

Create from our love a tower high
where both of us can safely hide
Fill thou this empty vast

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Reality Weighs

You have given my heart wings to fly
while grounding my soul to a simple way
You have lifted my spirit beyond the sky
and reminded me how much reality can weigh

Push me, pull me just take me with you
stretch me, test me just love me through

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

To live in the sunshine

To live in the sunshine
which surrounds you
be able to spend my time
I'm so happy I found you

You fill my heart with love
my life with sweet memories
You were sent to me from above
my firery half with angel's wings

Monday, May 2, 2011

In comfort sure

Let us speak in love today
allowing actions alone to say
that hearts find rest in service pure
love lives here in comfort sure

Let us lay in trust tonight
between us none but the moonlight
Sharing all we have and more
trust lives here in comfort sure

Lets us wake with joy to find
a bond far richer and sublime
in this love we have the cure
joy lives here in comfort sure

Let us pray in faith this hour
our love ascending heaven's tower
Sealed on earth in heaven secure
faith lives here in comfort sure

Sunday, May 1, 2011

I yearn

When you whisper in my ear
 I get the message loud and clear.
 I may not hear your every word
 But I know what your saying, rest assured.

What is shared in soft hushed tone
 Is understood by us alone
 Echoes sounding throughout my mind
 Bounce off memories of a better time.

Lean in and softly say my name
 Then turn and I will do the same.
 The breath it takes I will return
 For this time I ever yearn