THE FORTRESS OF LOVE
Every marriage has its bumps in the road
And they can pop up at any time.
We must learn to navigate them safely
With fairness, faith and open mind.
No matter how far in your marriage you’ve gone
The highway of love has its rules.
The excitement of sex, trust and affection
Never tolerates self-serving fools.
They say marriages are made in heaven,
But so are tornadoes, lighting and thunder.
Cold hearts and hot heads never solve anything
They just destroy what we love by blunder.
Boredom, frustration, irritations and anger
Douse the spark between you and your mate.
More of the same fails to feed love’s flame
Till you wake up to find it’s too late
Human touch sustains the release of endorphins
For both the giver and receiver.
Never be afraid to hug your partner.
For the language of touch is a reliever.
Always remember to support your spouse
When times of dilemma arise.
The fortress of love will sustain your marriage
If you speak less and listen more, you’re wise.
By Tom Zart
Your lips make for a gentle kiss,
your arms make for a perfect hug.
Your hand is a perfect fit for mine.
You're the one I love having beside me,
you're the one I want to share my heart and life with.
I wish I knew what I did to deserve you,
because I would do it again.
By William P. Darnell Sr.
MARRIAGE SEX AND ROMANCE
“Some other time, I’m not in the mood
Why cant we just cuddle and watch TV”?
When couples drift into the celibate zone
It’s not long till someone will flee.
Sexual fulfillment helps preserve love,
Parenthood, marriage and self-esteem.
Those who maintain it avoid saying no
To be blessed by its pleasure and gleam.
While dating we tend to be more romantic
Putting forth the best of our charms.
Sharing dinners, long walks, and lustful weekends
As we spend more time in each others arms.
How many times have you said “not tonight”?
Exposing your happy home to harm.
Today’s crushing deadlines leave little time for love
Leaving partners with sorrow, sadness and alarm.
So share one another with red wine and time
Dial your own number and leave the phone off the hook.
Enjoy some romance, sex and laughter
Improving your mood and the way you look.
By Tom Zart
I HAVE BEEN MARRIED FOR FIFTY YEARS,
BUT IT SEEMS I JUST MARRIED LAST YEAR.
FIFTY YEARS MIGHT SEEM LIKE A LONG TIME.
BUT SUMMER NEVER SEEM TO LAST A LONG TIME.
THERE IS NOTHING THAT BRINGS SO MUCH HAPPINESS IN MARRIAGE.
AS THE THINGS YOU DENY YOURSELF FOR THE SAKE OF YOUR MARRIAGE.
NEVER EXPECT YOUR MARRIAGE TO BE ALL ABOUT LOVE.
FOR MANY A MARRIAGE HAVE CRASHED BECAUSE OF THE OTHER LOVER.
A PESKY BUTTERFLY MAY PERCH ON YOUR BEAUTIFUL ROSE.
EVEN THOUGH THE GARDEN IS FULL OF OTHER LONELY ROSES.
THERE ARE MANY THINGS YOU CANNOT CONTROL IN YOUR MARRIAGE.
BUT TRUST IN GOD CAN DO WONDERS FOR YOUR MARRIAGE.
THERE IS NOTHING LIKE A HAPPY MARRIAGE.
BUT THERE ARE MANY PEOPLE HAPPY IN THEIR MARRIAGE.
HAPPINESS HAVE NEVER WON ANY WAR.
IT IS SWEAT AND BLOOD THAT WINS WAR.
THEREFORE START EVERY DAY WITH A PRAYER TO GOD.
FOR YOU CAN NEVER WIN ANY WAR WITHOUT GOD.
Sometimes I like to pretend, things never came to a end. But over time, our love became a crime. I didn't know what we had, would ever end so bad. But then I knew things weren't right, when we started to fight. Now I walk down memory lane all the time, the pain is worst then committing a crime. We only caused eachother pain, but we were eachothers maine. I thought things would be alright, but I cried alot that night. I don't want things to change, without you my life is strange. You said you wanted me so much it started to hurt that you couldn't wait, now im just another person you hate. When you said you didn't care, I knew the person I loved was no longer there. You aren't the same, the new you is lame. We both fell, now it's hell. You use to always be here for me, like family. But now your nowhere in sight, things aren't right. Empty is all that I can feel, I still can't believe this is real. I didn't mean to let you get away, I didn't know what to say. Am i with the right guy, or am i telling myself a lie. I was afraid to loose what we had, but to you that choice was bad.
it may have been a dream
but I dream of reality
it may have been only desire
but I believe you should be with me
it may have a crazed idea
something to calm our sorry hearts
its possibly a fantasy
to fill the lust in our hearts
it may have been only tricks
deceit of how I feel
it seems to be so outrageous
that I cant believe its real
or maybe its a lifetime
bound us together true
it could be a forever
binding me with you
A love poem filled with his words
Beautiful commitment , words to treasure
Combining their hearts and souls
Declaring before the world their intent
Wedding day, start of an adventure
A FEELING IN MY HEART HAS TAKEN OVER ME COMPLETELY, AND BOY YOU ARE THE STAR
TO COME INTO MY LIFE. YOU CAN TAKE ME. OF ALL THE GUYS I'VE EVER KNOWN, THEY'VE
NEVER BEEN AS WONDERFUL, SO SPECIAL AND SO SWEET TO ME. IN ALL THE DREAMS
I'VE EVER DREAMED, NO ONE HAS BEEN AS GOOD TO ME, AND YOUR THE ONE TO ANSWER
MY DREAMS. I FEEL YOU IN MY SOUL, YOUR HEART'S CARESSING ME SO DEEPLY. I'M UNDER
YOUR CONTROL. YOUR ALL I'LL EVER NEED. YOU CAN USE ME. OF ALL THE TIMES I'VE BEEN
ALONE, NO ONE HAS BEEN AS BEAUTIFUL, SO STRONG AND UNDERSTANDING TO ME. ALL THE
WAYS I CAN SEE NO ONE HAS BEEN AS GOOD FOR ME. AND YOU WILL ALWAYS BE THE ONE
WHY DO I BELIEVE THAT YOU BELONG TO ME.
I wake up before the sun from a cozy bed
I walk outside and feel the crisp autumn chill
So I put a stocking cap on my head
I walk through the back yard
heading for the woods
doing something city boy
only wish they could
I arrive at my stand
and check the direction of the breeze
before I climb up ole faithful
a dying, dark barked maple tree
I make myself comfortable
as the sun stretches its arms
for the sky
producing iridescent colors
I live for the outdoor
and that's one of the reasons why
Not far behind me a freshly cut field of hay
in front endless rows of cornstalks fill the way
I begin to think of a tradition
My son and I on thanksgiving day.
he is still here with me
even though last November he passed away
I start hearing cars doors shut
its coming from over the hill
carrying an aroma of cinnamon
It's my favorite! Pumpkin pie
Justin, I'll be back, But for now Goodbye
The more you invest in love,
the more valuable it becomes,
where there's love,
nothing goes wrong.
The truth in love,
although it's hard,
to keep it for long.
A sound marriage in love,
it's not a word,
but faith and action.
The cure for love,
but not money as others hope.
Getting marriage for sex,
it's something special
like buying a fresh sweet cake.
Keeping love forever,
it needs to open your eyes,
patience and trust
for whom you love.
A successful love for all,
stick on one heart,
and made in Heaven!
Oh, Oh ,Oh!
Love is funny,
full of hills and stones.
But again are thunder,
tornados and hail,
as the wise men say.
I am well conversant with the the art of war
how can i not?
Other than the fact that each day is a survival on this planet
My father was a freedom fighter
Sovereignty runs through my veins.
Beauty and personality are my bow and arrows;
Charisma has been known to bring down Berlin walls.
I polish my brains and character daily
Being Smart is something my father would recommend.
Bible and faith are my defender
after all,every physical,emotional,psychological battle in this life can only be won spiritually.
You standing by my side,and i have never been more stronger.
I am no longer me',its We.
In my inadequacies,you refill my cup
When my maths don't add up,your intelligence save the day.
My missions are no longer 'stand alone',I have a co-pilot.
I always knew i was born to reign
now with your love as my guide and guard
my walls will never taste defeat
My kingdom shall never fall
the tree's grow taller than the sky,
then slowly as time goes by they die,
the people in my life i thought would stay forever,
but nothing lasted i just thought i was clever,
my dreams evolved faster than i had ever imagined,
nobody seemed real anymore,
am i fake or are they,
am i real or are they,
is this even real,
this life we live daily like a wheel,
why did you change,
why did you leave,
why did you promise me,
and then act like you dont know me,
why did you come in so pure and left so clean,
the disaster made me grow,
now i am like the sunshine with a glow,
i look at the horizon and i know i own it,
i know its mine,
i know i paid the fine,
i know i gave you everything like my life was on the line,
i changed i am older,
your words made me bolder,
my dreams made me colder,
as time goes on i will evolve more and more,
nothing will hurt me,
if they do they can leave out the back door,
as i grow older,
as i grow older,
my dreams become further and further,
the feeling of a broken shoulder.
He looks at him
then dotingly roll his eyes on her
from head to toe he re-inspects
He is a proud beast!
A man that derive tremendous pleasure
seeing men relish
burn with shameless desire
at his wife's glamor and splendor.
He was not always so humorous about it
"such utter disrespect!" He would curse
"They don't acknowledge my presence at all!"
Then he realized
its not something she crave
Its her gift
She has a confidence that bewitch
allure your attention.
She walks into a room
it lights up!
She is a whisperer.
A masterpiece every man would idolize
his name to be encrypted on.
Today he smiles
every time another stranger winks at her.
He no longer mind their flirtation.
"Give a brother room to state his futile case" he says.
It keeps their fire burning.
She is a wonder
a golden beauty.
The goddess of his dynasty.
His ecstacy is her glow.
No wonder he spoils her crazy.
He's her number one fan
her charity work largest donor.
Keep tabs across the world for her favorite art
help the kids with homework
replenish her perfumes
host her unpleasant mum once in a while
keep her guessing which day flowers are coming in...
he has been playing 'shopping mate' as tedious as he finds it.
This woman his wife
she is the sky
and there is no limit.
His end is to make
"A paradise on her earth."
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(TO BE CONTINUED)
I vow to help you love life
To always show you the
warmth of my care
To always be by your side
at all times
To always hold you in
To have the patience that
I vow to fix and love you in
all your forms
To speak when words are
And to share the silence
when they are not
To agree and to disagree
I promise never to forget
that this is a once in a life
And to always know that no
matter the challenges that
will put us apart
We'll always find a way
back to each other
To love and cherish
To live in the warmth of
And to always call it home.
She's like the wind
she is its whirl
uncontrollable force of nature
strong willed and focused.
But she does lose it from time to time.
She is a jungle
she is a hard one to read.
It is the reason he cares too much
she goes from ordinary to supernatural
the girl next door to a heroin...
She is like the dark
sometimes it scares you
other times comforts your soul.
At times you hide your secrets in it
other times you would rather it does not set in.
She is a challenge
a crossword that keep his brain rocking 24hours.
Never an ordinary day around her.
she is obscure
and like they say
the apple of his eyes
the curls of his hair
the pigment of his skin
the beat of his heart
the rhythm of his life.
He no longer tries to understand
why her or
why she means the much she does to him.
But it's obvious
his mission in life is her.
To celebrate and commit to.
To protect and solely provide for her.
To respect and honour her.
To adore and worship the ground she walks on.
To surrender and give his life for hers if it ever comes to that.
To love her endlessly every rise and sunset
Totally cater and fulfill her needs
make sure she has plenty and sufficient.
Never a day to miss a kiss.
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(TO BE CONTINUED)
wrapped in tinsel, hung from the beams and force fed laxatives,
the obscene dream of relapsin,
relinquished orgasmic compatriots glancing over their shoulders at the advancing boulders
as the romance smoulders.
They told her and told her it's over it's over but she chose her one leaf clover overture
and smiles at her teeth in the glass
sings unknown soldier and reflects on when she was told he adores her.
Have you met my Merry,
My lover with the big blue eyes,
With beauty and personality
As sunny as God’s open skies?
My Merry girl is one of a kind
For God won’t make another.
It’s just too easy to fall for her;
All the world wants to be her lover.
Year after year she stayed with me
In spite of reasons to run for cover.
She stood by me and shared her love;
God alone knows how much I love her.
Through 30 years in the Marine Corps
And five children to whom she is mother
Merry shared of herself and loved us all.
For all time we’ll stand and say, “I love her.”
With snow on the roof and less fire in the belly,
Whether feet in the dirt or at high angelic hover,
She was my partner throughout this life
And for all eternity I will always love her.
But time moves on and we must follow,
For God has His own plan, straight and true.
Yet down through the hallways of all time
Will yet come this whisper, “Merry, I love you.”
by E. Marshall Evans
five decades of experience and vast global knowledge
he met and lay with all kind of ladies.
Women that sparks extreme desire
Some whose names he couldn't pronounce
Even those with no clue as to why God make a girl...
Never did he image
a simple 25 year old beauty
will be the bait to make him surrender.
His friends and families bet
it will last for as long
as she could satisfy his groin.
Its been fourteen years of bliss in this marriage
two handsome boys and a dog
he finds her irresistible.
This woman his wife
she makes him nervous
she makes him question his manhood.
He is well known and influential
a man of means
proud and egotistic
but the moment she came into his life
the balance of power shifted.
She's in total control.
Stubborn as a mule!
He often find himself inflamed.
She makes him so angry with her arguments.
"Why must she always contend?"
such a strong personality!
"Where in heaven did you come from woman?"
is a frequent line that sends her laughing
knowing she has won again.
He recalls their first year of courtship
they would disagree so much
their social lives...
At times they went for days
without a word.
He dated several women in-between
eventually he gave up.
"There will be women more beautiful than her,
learned and more elite."
But he realized
will ever possess more grace
inner beauty and brains
than his simple town girl from Kenya.
Today they celebrate their anniversary in the Bahamas
he laughs at the number of time she fall
learning to surf.
He would try to talk her out if it
he knows too well she's never been one to quit.
Her determination amaze him.
Once she stayed in the water too long
he went frantic thinking he had lost her
to the vast Ocean.
The thought of losing her scares him
more than the thought of losing
his huge empire
or even his own life.
He flinch as he recalls a painful encounter on his 42nd birthday
that would have seen him lose her.
He hurt her so bad
she wasn't sure she will ever recover.
It was tragic and excruciating to both of them.
But after a month of total anguish and despair
she forgave him.
She fought for them!
"With all she got and still she wanted me!"
It was the first time anyone had purely loved him.
Accepted him with all mistakes and wrong choices.
"It was literary being born again.
more than a second chance.
Its like all along i had been blind
or locked up
and had been granted freedom."
"With all my records and achievements
it was the first time i felt good enough.
I found my purpose!"
She is the only trophy worth mentioning.
This woman his wife
so rich of thrill and delight.
unpredictable and full of adventure.
No wonder his now 27 old daughter adore her so.
She is the life of the party
a puzzle he no longer care to figure out.
You cannot interact with her and remain sane.
She will teach you ways to appreciate life
make each day count.
Often he claims
he wouldn't be here had she left.
Though she's the baby
he gets all the nurture.
"She protects me not just from the world
but from me too."
She has been his guide and guard
with her he can never go wrong.
"She is the lamp sent from above to light my path."
No longer looks over his shoulder
he know she will never hurt nor betray him.
Once after dinner he broke hysterically
"Her cooking is aphrodisiac
Her love making insatiable
Her sense of style unimaginable"
"Her strength immense
her joy is endless
her faith steadfast."
She is the pillar that holds them together.
As a black man once proudly sang
this woman his wife
"She gives me good loving!"
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(TO BE CONTINUED)
In that moment when I felt your heart,
gently dancing with my soul.
I knew in that one moment,
that you had me true to whole.
Each tiny sparkling moment,
sweet memories of you.
Fill my heart with contentment,
for someone my heart just knew.
By William P. Darnell Sr.
LOVE AND LIKE.
If you Love me then you Like me,
If you Like me then you Love me,
Our Loving turns to Liking
And our Liking turns to Loving
So, what Love without Like
And, what Like without Love
So, let’s build our Loving and Liking
Because Liking and Loving builds us.
By lenity k.m
A commitment of love shared by two,
The butterflies i get standing next to you.
A compatible reality on pre--exhisting love,
As if GOD made you for me,
Sent you from the high skies above.
As i gaze into your eyes,
Look at your powerful stare,
I understand our commitment
And feel you'll always be there.
As if our love was an initrinsic plot,
An overflowing river,
It just never stops.
In this joining nieghter would ever bail,
With love in marriage it should never fail.
When you said,
'I LOVE YOU'
I went over the moon.
My heart sang it's glory tune.
The stars sang too.
As when with a word
GOD brought forth light,
So with these words
You ended my night.
So with these word's
You made something new:
A bond of devotion
Between me and you.
How powerful word's
To shape who we are!
We ponder in silence;
Our word's cross a bar.
Your word's crossed a threshold
And entered the past,
Yet they have created
A world that will last.