Love’s not Magic and Luck; It’s Hard Work and Choice

So many people think:
“Love just happens to you
magically, in a blink.
There’s nothing you can do.”

That, my friend, is pure crap;
Don’t buy any of that.
It is this common trap
that will make love go splat.

Love is not a feeling;
Love is simply a choice;
You choose to stop reeling
and listen to a voice.

This voice is not your own,
but that of your loved one.
Selfishness you disown.
Pettiness? There is none.

Ev’ry day you work hard
to get it just right.
Yet it still falls apart
over a simple fight.

Ignore your selfish pride;
You do not have to win.
Push your demon aside,
the key is to give in.

Your purpose in life now?
Make your partner happy.
You must figure out how
without being too sappy.

It will not be easy,
not even a lil bit.
Though, let me be cheesy,
not a thing can beat it.

Not “Goodbye”, But “See You Later” Instead

No piercing screams e’er to be heard, there’ll be no first step nor first word. No sweet memories will we make; There’ll be no first date and no heartbreak. We did not fight over a name, but our love was there, still the same. What was once, … [Continue reading]

My Love Cookies

I know you love me because you listen, even when I give a ted'ous mission. I don't like most sweets, like candies and such, but I love cookies oh so very much. I prefer 'em hot, straight from the oven, when their outsides are perfectly … [Continue reading]

The Things I Do for Love

When I was younger and wanted to say, "I love you". It was a grand old display. Material gifts were often the norm, futile attempts to prevent the forlorn. After our marriage, things started to change. The things you wanted would seem … [Continue reading]

More than a Year

More than a year's passed, since my last rhyme; More than a year's passed!? That's quite a long time. So much has gone on, much life has passed by. Happiness does that; It makes the time fly. We toil away out in the desert: Home to the … [Continue reading]

Somedays I wonder

Somedays, I take pause and wonder inside, "How come this beauty stands here at my side?" I lean in to kiss your succulent lips and to throw my arms around your soft hips. I look in your eyes and see the bright light as you try so … [Continue reading]

You’re Always Beautiful

When you first awake with hair disarray, "You're beautiful, Love" is what I will say. When you are pregnant and don't feel so small, "You're beautiful, Love" That's it and that's all. When your diet fails and you start again. "You're … [Continue reading]

Nine Years

It amazes me, as I sit and think, nine years have flown by in all but a blink. It has been nine years, since we said, "I do." And today I am more in love with you. Within those nine years, we have grown so much, but I still will … [Continue reading]

It’s Been a Year Since my Last Poem

It's been a year, but I'm still here and my love for you grows stronger. Everyday, in some small way, my thoughts of you linger longer. During the week, we rarely speak since I am a few states away. But in my mind is where you'll … [Continue reading]

Birthday Dinner at Olive Garden

Stuffed Squash was ready, so boy was I glad we received word 'bout the plans to be had. For your dad's birthday, your sisters schemed up new plans for dinner and us to show up. I know you were sad for you had cooked much, thinking … [Continue reading]