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, June 30, 2011

Makes innocent the criminal

I fell for you
and I am standing tall
what was old is new
what was big is small

I lost myself
but found even more
I returned to health
after being heart sore

Love can do miracles
you stole my heart
makes innocent the criminal
makes whole from the part

Wednesday, June 29, 2011


This boy
This girl
This joy
This world

This smile
This face
This mile
This pace

This heart
This soul
This part
This toll

This life
This plan
This wife
This man

This peace
This dove
This crease
This love

Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Just how you make me feel

This love I have tasted
has left me wasted
and I cannot find the door to leave

Another round I am buying
I'll keep on trying
to catch my breath and breathe

This love I am chasing
only seems to hasten
the pace at which my heart wants to beat

I will keep moving faster
dam the disaster
I'll go out standing on my own two feet

This love I am needing
will stop the bleeding
my soul it will cause to heal

And when I am able
settled and stable
I will tell you just how you make me feel

Monday, June 27, 2011

My promise the bond

My heart is the room
and you are the view
My soul is the womb
and you are the new

My mind the race
and you are the pace
My eyes the ocean
and you rock'n motion

My life is the song
and you the signer strong
My promise the bond
for now and beyond.

Sunday, June 26, 2011

I need to know

I need to know tonight
if you'll be mine all night
you make the world all right
when you hold me tight

I need to know for sure
your love'n is the cure
a medicine strong and pure
helping me to endure

Girl you should know
I think I love you
I want you to know 
that I'm thinking of you

I need to know it's cool
before I take you to school
do you want to break some rules
dive in this swimming pool

Girl you should know 
I think I love you
I want you to know
that I'm thinking of you

Saturday, June 25, 2011

She thinks the same of me.

If you only really knew
how much it is I love you
If only I had the words to say
I would tell you how I feel each day

When I wake and find you there
my heart begins a faster beat
sleep leaves my eyes as I stare
and take you in from head to feet

While away I cannot think
of anything but your face
the longer away the deeper the sink
thought of you I won't erase

When evening comes we settle in
and put the kids to sleep
this is our time for a little sin
secret's and promises to keep

I wouldn't want another life
I couldn't be more happy
I know I have the perfect wife
and I know she thinks the same of me

Friday, June 24, 2011

Our Love

Our love is a love of a lifetime

From this page to a stage

in stories to our bloodline

Our love is a love for the ages

with rhymes across times

written on stone pages

Our love is a fairy tale

with scenes and dreams

off into the sunset we sail

Thursday, June 23, 2011

Watch how high I soar

i  have done my best
 to give you all
 but I must confess
 this all seems too small

The the scale is weighed
it comes up to lighter
and I stand afraid
but stand a fighter

I'll place my best upon the scale
against offers of silver and gold
in the end my love will prevail
and have stories about it told

You deserve the best I am
and require of me still more
so take this best of this man
and watch how high I soar.

Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Through your eyes

Softly wish and I'll be near
to quiet all the things you fear
Hardly need to ask again
I wait at the ready to begin

Bravely ask for your heart's desire
I'll find it fast and take it higher
Shyly open your secret box
I'll place it in and set the lock

I need only to hear you ask
to preform the given task
I trust that you will use me wise
I see us in heaven through your eyes

Tuesday, June 21, 2011

It's love we share

Love lights our path
and steers our way
the shadows it cast
and dragons it slays

Love cushions our landing
and helps us to rise
our foundation for standing
our reason for tries

Love brings a special peace
and quiets our soul
it offers a sweet release
and maintains control

Love speaks clear and loud
and listens with care
it makes me so proud
that it's love we share

Monday, June 20, 2011

Ready, set, love, go

Lets go to bed early tonight

so we can stay up late

we'll trap the moonlight

and make the sunrise wait.

Alone in a world of our making

Time's pace will surely slow

Love is ours for the taking

ready, set, love, go

Sunday, June 19, 2011

Your love reflected

A salvage treasure

from the deep

my love beyond measure

is yours to keep

Only you can reach

into my heart's deep cave

your love my soul did breech

so love to you I gave.

Put this love on display

let the world see it shine

You deserve it in everyway

your love is reflected in mine.

Saturday, June 18, 2011

A helping hand

My love for you grows stronger
the longer I have you as my wife
It is the foundation on which I stand
a helping hand to live my life

Friday, June 17, 2011

Like a mighty stone

There is no impossible
in matters of the heart
Love is unstoppable
after it has its start

Like a mighty stone
rolling down a hill
love's path is it's own
love goes where it will

To catch it is to fall
to keep it is to stand
love makes fools of all
who dare to take it's hand

Thursday, June 16, 2011

I hear

I hear the sunset's whisper
as it sinks slowly out of sight
"Find your love and kiss her,
for quickly fades the light"

I hear the waves' breathing
as they draw swiftly off the shore
"Find in love the meaning
of never needing more"

Wednesday, June 15, 2011

Love extends

Love can heal the wounded soul
can bring life's chaos into control
Love can mend a broken heart
tie ends together that were once apart

Love can send a signal strong
across the distance ever long
Love sees through the walls we make
Love extends its hands to shake

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

In Maryland or in Mexico

I will love you here or there
I will love you everywhere
I will love you high or low
In Maryland or in Mexico

I will love you now and then
I will love you even when
We are feeling young but really old
In Maryland or in Mexico

I will love you in in good or bad
I will love you happy or sad
I will love you with money to blow
In Maryland or in Mexico

I will love you strong and steady
I will love you at the ready
I will love you this you know
In Maryland or in Mexico

Monday, June 13, 2011

Simple Ways

Love is given is simple ways

small acts of kindness shown

A touch, or gift or words to say

my friend your never alone

Love knows a better entrance

to the heart's well guarded room

a simple seed of confidence

can grow a beautiful bloom

She continues to pour

My love it pushes me forward
to bigger and better things
I reach and reach higher
my love it gives me wings

My love it braces my standing
I fell and became taller
I have courage and strength enough
to be both bigger and smaller

My love it makes me better
each day I grow more
in love my cup over floweth
and still she continues to pour.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Daily and Nightly

Find me and hold me
wrap me and enfold me
Lightly ever so tightly
daily and nightly

Friday, June 10, 2011

A Lasting Bound

In this love I have found my peace
by your touch my fears all cease
You hold the key to my heart and soul
my love for you my part and toll
All the love I give I receive in turn
I provide the spark, you sustain the burn
A union of souls tied in trust and love
a lasting bound on earth and above

Thursday, June 9, 2011

The one I adore

You are
more beautiful than
the sunrise and sunset on a Mexican beach
more precious than
than the brass ring i stretch to reach

more important than
the sum of days
more tempting than
any words a serpent may say

more fun than
the carnival midway in fall
more playful  than
a child with his big red ball

more sacred than
the spirit's soft voice
more free than
our chance choice

You are all these and more
You are the one I adore.

Laying Out

If I could make the perfect day
I would start by adding you
Throw in some sand along the way
and wake to a perfect beach view

Laying out we hear the surf
and settle into the sand
this is the best place on earth
here with you holding hands

Watching the sun slowly fall
I'll pull you close to me
I now right now I have it all
everything important I see.

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

A Family Drive

Love is what brings us together
but music makes it fun
as we drive we sing along
you and me and everyone
Taking trips is what we do
and often we have to drive
so we just crank the tunes
and sing to feel alive
Harmony is in our hearts
even if we sing off key
this is where our family starts
our kids and you and me.

Monday, June 6, 2011

A no name little town

I can love you anywhere
but I prefer a warmer climate
a secluded beach in the tropics
where we can be in private

Just the sun and the sand
and a palm tree for shade
our buns nice and tan
and some pink lemonade

Lets head down south
where the pace slows down
find ourselves in
a no name little town

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Discover our best

Let's leave this place 
for just a while
find a sunnier space
learn how to smile

Leave the world
and care behind
become the boy and girl
from a simpler time

Pack your sweet talk
and I'll grab the rest
on the beach we'll walk
and discover our best

Saturday, June 4, 2011

Let be be there for you

Let me be there for you today
in every thing and every way
make use of the man I am
to move ahead your master plan

Let me be there for you tomorrow
in all the joy and all the sorrow
a shoulder for you to lean on
a ear to lay your dream upon

Let me be there for you always
present as moon glow and sun rays
constant as the march of time
predictable as this last rhyme

Friday, June 3, 2011

The higher raod

Let the world go for a while
and take my outstretched hand
I will carry you beyond the mile
through the mountains over sand

Together we can bear the weight
the world has put upon our backs
evenly yoked and standing straight
as one we gather what's fallen slack

I will not go without you near
I will never leave you alone
In your presence I have no fear
my faith is hardened to a stone

I only ask that you'll let me
share your heavy load
and as we walk please trust me
I'll find the higher road

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Your love makes me glad

Your love lingers on my lips
as I swallow my pride
and realize all to often
I have nothing left to hide

Your love last beyond the light
as I drift off to sleep
my dream wrapped tightly
in your mansion's keep

Your love listens to my longing
as I plead my case out loud
a simple one with rhyming words
spoken above the crowd

Your love leads me lightly
as we walk hand in hand
I will help you find your way
your wish is my command

Your love leaves me laughing
as I recall the times we've had
I look forward to countless more
Your loves makes me glad.

Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Falling in love is the win

We hold to the hope
that love is all we need
and then fasten the rope
to free fall at speed

We cling to the courage
that caused us to leap
from love's ledge
into love's deep

Let go on three
let this love take us in
You and I to us and we
falling in love is the win