Thursday, December 14, 2017

You are so beautiful

V Kali asked us to choose one of three songs and use the title of that song as the first line of the poem we were asked to write. I chose You Are So Beautiful by Joe Cocker. I wrote the following poem for Denise.Image may contain: 1 person, on stage and indoor

You are so beautiful.
Your beauty captured me.
Tied my hands around your waist.
Bound my heart with so much haste
That I could only see your beautiful face.
And that is all I wanted to see
In front of me,
From now until always.
And then you teased,
And laughed, and sang your song
Before my ship sailed away,
And I was gone.
I longed for you
And me to be together.
I was bold
To Dream
That we’d grow old
All because
You are so beautiful to me.

Sunday, December 03, 2017

43 Years

I'm soooo lucky.
Denise and I have been happily
married for 43.
It doesn't seem that long to me.
And yes, it really has been 43
Amazing years together.
The secret is quite simple
And obvious as a dimple
On a happy, smiley face.
We play.
And play
And play.
Yes, there is work to be done.
That we won't deny.
We get confused.
Our feelings get bruised.
We are very human.
She is part of me.
Whatever I do to her
I do to me
Because she
Is a part of the self
That makes us we.
We are not the same.
We differ in points of view.
We complete the me and you
Into a workable we.
I love that she said yes to me.
43 years ago.
43 now. Maybe 43 to go.