The way to go out:
Shot by a jealous husband
At ninety years old!
I do not know?
You can wrap it, but with
Only a bow, nothing more.
You can see it from a far,
As it’s lights shine bright.
You can’t hold it in your hands,
But surely it will guide you.
Follow this light, your gift,
To you, my heart and soul.
This house, a gift for you,
Filled always with much joy.
Rough waters you’ll have no
More, Serenity waits at
YOUR LIGHTHOUSES DOOR…
His kindness envelops me in pleasure
I feel inspired, satisfied, euphoric
Wonderful inklings are my measure
Embracing me in all that is domestic
He breathes compassion across my heart
I feel revived, encouraged, edified
Brilliant ideas have me feeling smart
Into his attentive ears I will confide
His gentleness melts my bitter judgments
I feel affectionate, intuitive, enlightened
My spontaneous senses grow in patience
Tranquility within has been awakened
With him, I feel like me
Together, we are free
©2014 by Regina Riddle
He mows the lawn,
doesn't every man?
He mops the kitchen,
a gift of great value.
He shells pecans,
saves the pith for me.
He roasts peanuts;
we love peanuts!
He plants blackberries,
brings them in a bucket.
He builds bird houses,
cooks his own suet cakes.
He picks wildflowers,
shows me where they grow.
He makes up our bed,
most every day.
He bakes banana bread,
serves it warm, with coffee.
You will notice, I sometimes
wear a Cheshire grin.
This very day, 27 years ago a little boy met a girl and thought nothing of it.
Two innocent minds, two pure souls with no crooked intentions.
We shan't lie to the world that it was love a t first sight
For we didn't know the difference between wrong and right.
For we didn't know what love is or what pain is.
We chose to be friends, yes we became best friends.
With the passing of time, moments, laughs tears we shared and Gods plans,
With the synchronizing of two heart beats that longed to beat as one.
Two souls that fed each other, two minds and two bodies that were destined for all eternity
This we could not fight, for it was destiny, for it was God’s plan.
This love was beyond my control my love.
27 years have gone by and I am still in love with you as if it were our first day.
My love is still pure and innocent just as the minds and souls of that little boy and girl.
Loving you is still not a choice, loving you is not a decision I have to make day after day.
Loving you is food to my soul, loving you is what defines me, loving you is my daily bread.
You make me whole; you make me significant, for you make me one with you.
All these years have passed and all I see changing is time and not my love for you.
Loving you my dear is beyond my control.
Without you near me I am deaf, I am blind and I cannot feel.
For my eyes see only you
For my ears only hear your sweet voice.
For my hands feel only the smoothness of your skin.
When you are away I cannot smell nor can I taste anything.
For the only scent I know is yours.
For the only lips I know are yours.
You are my connection to the outside world
For I see through your eyes and know the sour sweet taste of air with your tongue.
For I hear the sound of the wind blowing with your ears and smell through your nostrils.
For I feel through your palms and your skin.
You are me and I you. For we are one
This love I feel for you is beyond my control
You are my one and only
You are my past, my future and my present.
You are my life; you are my heaven, my gift from above.
Every day I pray to the Lord to thank him for I have you, for I have it all.
I am yours always, I am yours for eternity, I am yours even in the after life
I love you. Wish us an eternity together.
This love is beyond my control my love.
Lying here and listening to you breath
once again rings the clock alarm
You'll have to go if I awake you but
I know the day is only 8 hours long.
To the kitchen I go and put the coffee on
as so many mornings before and off to work
I know you'll go and deep in my heart with
you is where I know I'll always belong.
As I hear the water in the shower start to run
I know a new day for both of us has begun
I will reflect onto the day all the things I want
to do, just to show you how much I appreciate
and love you when the long day is through.
I will greet you at the door and your face is always
so dirty and you will say hello honey, mmm
something smells good and my aren't you pretty.
A smile as always will come across my face and
now it is our time to put our evening into place.
Pondering through the pages of time
folded and saved in the book of my mind.
Glancing at and seeing true all the things
we have been together through.
Stronger now than we ever were before
streaming life into us without ever having
to close a door. So much love we have
shared, for ever love and forever care.
Each time I turn a page, I see you and all
I needed in good times and in times of hurt
that deeply felt like a rumbling rage.
You brought stillness to me, so that through
the darkness I could so fearlessly see.
When I close my minds book, I know deep
inside I will find you each time I look.
So sacred this book is to me, for I know
that with you, I shall always want to be.