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He is a Rock in the ocean of life

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He is a Rock in the ocean of life

15th March , Can you remember this day 
“What?” he asked “why today?”
 Our wedding anniversary,
He has forgotten as usual, I laughed. 

Heard these questions thirty six times in the past

Like a peacock he never danced in the rain
No love songs sung no poems delivered
No chocolates or flowers for any birthdays 
Candle light dinners? I cannot remember any dates 

He is a Rock in the ocean of life

He never wipes my tears or cuddles me when I am in fear
But taught me how to hold them back and to be brave instead
Lift me from my fall and kept on an elevator
Paved my path not with gold but with fine sand

Showed me how to cast off the thorns in my path

He is a man of principals, and a walking encyclopedia
Romance is not in his blood, pettiness is his enemy
Gave me everything I need in this material world plus
Security, strength and wisdom a woman to sustain

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  1. Date: 5/20/2013 5:25:00 PM
    To answer your question about Haiku 30... you are technically correct. Haiku is supposed to be about nature and seasons... when the poem refers to modern day stuff like computers, radios, human issues etc... it should be called "senryu"... though for reasons unknown I always just label them Haiku even if they are leaning more towards Senryu... I'm stuck in my OCD ways, at times... hahaha...

  1. Date: 5/18/2013 8:07:00 AM
    Not what young girls dream of but I feel your love none the less. There is an odd beauty to these words, I will ponder them. Thanks for sharing. Your poetic soul has probably touched him in ways that are beyond his ability to express. It sounds like his love language is acts of service and by providing for you and your family he is expressing that love. It is great that you recognize that and love him all the more.

    gunatillake Avatar manel gunatillake
    Date: 5/18/2013 10:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you for your encouraging words. Yes I love him and his soul. Thank you Richard
  1. Date: 5/17/2013 11:54:00 PM
    I really enjoyed this unorthodox love poem. Romance is a spark to some, but many just aren't built that way. I know my dad has never once remembered a specific holiday (he forgets everyone's birthdays including his own). Your husband seems to have things in pretty good condition though... we all have different ways of showing our affection. Heartfelt write!

    gunatillake Avatar manel gunatillake
    Date: 5/18/2013 12:58:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Timothy,
  1. Date: 5/15/2013 11:43:00 AM
    It is a sad truth that although a romantic heart may elevate our spirits, an empty stomach can throw us in despair! Beautiful writing with a strong message!

    gunatillake Avatar manel gunatillake
    Date: 5/15/2013 8:27:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    yes my Demetrios friend It can apply vice versa too. Thank you for your inspiring comment. love manel
  1. Date: 5/14/2013 9:00:00 PM
    "Lift me from my fall and kept on an elevator Paved my path not with gold but with fine sand..." Very deep and thoughtful write. You are a beautiful writer Manel. Enjoyed your poem. Excellent. Tfs

    gunatillake Avatar manel gunatillake
    Date: 5/15/2013 12:18:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you Ravi
  1. Date: 5/14/2013 5:26:00 PM
    Like P.D. I pray he will learn to dance in the rain with you soon xxx

    gunatillake Avatar manel gunatillake
    Date: 5/15/2013 12:19:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Yes first I have to teach him. LOL Thanks Mystic Rose. love
  1. Date: 5/14/2013 4:14:00 PM
    and in this world we turn to security, a man who is in such tact with his principles tends to not know how to express such romance but I'm sure it's there and a surprise he will give you, enjoyed your write p.d.

    gunatillake Avatar manel gunatillake
    Date: 5/15/2013 12:21:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thank you PD. Probably. Love and hugs