I wrote this because i’ve noticed a truth now forgotten. Love is not defined by one evening, but a life time of affection. The stars are not special because one sees them once, no, they are spun in the night sky every night, even in the storms, one knows the stars are still there.
June 13th, 2010
Three Friends down the road, Swimming
At the lake in the hot heat, throwing
A football while in water waist deep, smelling
Smoke of charcoal and barbeque.
My day off with nothing to do!
Now alone with skin hot from sun, napping
In the late afternoon, dreaming
So sweetly of my love, coming
Her smile is what I am dreaming of
She has that everyday love-you-crazy smile, filling
Every corner of your heart, stirring
Every metaphysical fiber of your soul,
with that ordinary, monday through sunday,
found once in a lifetime
kind of love,
that words fail to define.
The paradox, union of eternity and every day.
Timeless, but not enough time
Love that brings contentment in the routine, making
Dinner every evening, talking
of about her day and what at the store she has seen, smiling
In a way I know she is staying,
I cannot help but smile
when she goes on her usual rattle, Complaining
of my muddy work boots still under the table, joking
about who wears the pants, listening
to all her crazy rants, dancing
In the kitchen after two glasses of wine,
(I pull her in close and we kiss, and then she smiles and laughs, and says I need to take out the trash!)
So beautifully mundane, that it transcends to the divine.
Ordinary love is what I am dreaming of….
Dusk casts rays of orange red yellow, chasing
The cool wind into the window, Changing
Into our comfy soft pajama’s.
We brush our teeth, getting
Ready for bed, Praying
The God above, kissing
Gently, holding sweetly,
My brown-eyed love!
Well, I’ve been privelege enough to be nominated for this, and i’m accepting it, because I get to pass it on to one of the many poets who have inspired me.
I would like to nominate D.S. Lear.
Here is a link to his blog: http://soundoffreedom.wordpress.com/
Here is a link to jingle week 22 perfect poet nominations: http://jingleyanqiu.wordpress.com/2010/06/11/thursday-poets-rally-week-22-the-perfect-poet-award/