Wednesday, April 25, 2012

A Love Poem

         Here is a poem, slightly changed, that I wrote for an anniversary gift for my husband a few years ago.  


  My Love Song

Come stay with me
and hug a while;
your arms will only
make me smile.

My days are joyous
with yet one fear—
an empty life
without you near.

Enough of sadness
I’ll live life true;
savoring the minutes
I spend with you.
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        Be sure to read about  a poetry month CHALK POEM finale that Betsy of Teaching Young Writers is hosting on April 30th.  Come join us!




           There continues to be so much happening for Poetry Month. The final lines of the kidlit Progressive Poem can be found through the links on the right. Find Jama Rattigan's blog post at Jama's Alphabet Soup  to discover so many Poetry sites in the kidlitosphere doing wonderful things!  Cathy, at Merely Day By Day, is joining Mary Lee, at A Year of Reading in a poem a day this month. Other daily poem writers include Amy at The Poem FarmDonna at Mainely Write, and Laura at LauraSalas.  Plus Greg Pincus of Gotta Book has just published his first E-book, The Late Bird.  

24 comments:

  1. Your husband must have been so thrilled to get a poem from you!

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  2. Lovely and poignant. What a beautiful gift!

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    1. Thank you Jama. I remember it being such fun to write for a special time.

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  3. A beautiful love song for Arvie, indeed. Thinking of you every day.

    Sending you something your way soon. Some health issues of my own got in the way the last two weeks.

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    1. Thank you Stacey. Don't worry about sending; sorry you've had some problems, in addition to all the work you're doing for the summer!

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  4. So prefect. You always have just the right words. I'll bet Arvie feels the same way.I hope he is content in his new place.
    Tammy

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    1. Thanks, Tammy. So far, things are okay; it's been a week. The staff is very kind & helpful!

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  5. Inspire of all you are going through, dear Linda, you focus on and celebrate what sustains the spirit - hope, and above all, love. What a beautiful gift, this poem...and all the memories it holds.

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    1. Tara, it's the only way to scale that mountain, I really believe. Thank you for your sweet words!

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  6. Such an important message: to savor the time we have. Being present in the now is sometimes one of the hardest things to do. I am reminded how many wonderful things in my life I take for granted. Thank you for your beautiful words.

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    1. Thanks Cathy. There are lots of things to be thankful for, that's for sure.

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  7. What a nice idea to revisit a poem from a special day. You clearly cherish happy moments. Love your love poem. (Thanks for the shout out)!

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    1. Thanks Betsy. I hope there are lots of chalk poems!

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  8. Very sweetly spoken. For a poem like this, you don't need to know if anyone else likes it or not. But I do.

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  9. I read this last night and didn't leave a comment, but I just had to come back and leave one. I love the way the first stanza shows that comfort to be found in each others' arms. The rest of the poem almost made me cry, knowing what you are going through with your husband now. Really powerful, and so brave of you to go back to it now to share with us.

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    1. No matter what, I still love him, & I think I wanted to remind myself that times have been different when I wrote this, but I tweaked it a bit at the end. Thanks Jennifer!

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  10. Linda, Every time I read your words, I learn. Thank you for your open heart. I am thinking about you and your husband. a.

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  11. I, too, have begun to think about (not too often, for not too long) about that possible loneliness at the end of my great love...

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    1. I'm glad it's just a little, Mary Lee. Thanks for sharing with me.

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