Love Poem No.18

I wasn’t looking for you when I first saw you.
What I’m saying is you surprised me. I don’t usually
 
like surprises but I liked the looks of you. Maybe that’s
why my young man plans became as dross and you
 
became every waking thought, and a few asleep too.
To think I could have missed seeing you that day
 
chills me now, for where then would my heart be?
I suppose I would have married another and had
 
other children and lived a different life, an expected
life. But it would not be the one that took me by surprise.
 
What I’m saying is when I thank God for my life
what I’m really talking about is seeing you.
 
*Happy 24th anniversary, kiddo. I love ya, always have.
Happy 24th

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13 Comments

  1. Winn Collier on June 30, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    Happy Anniversary you two. Thanks for sharing this gift with the rest of us. Also, I had that same polka dot tie.

  2. Gwen Acres on June 30, 2014 at 1:11 pm

    Love the love you share so beautifully with “the cyber world”. Love that you love your wife. Love the polka dot tie and dress combo!

  3. Michelle on June 30, 2014 at 2:06 pm

    What a lovely anniversary gift! My husband and I also celebrated 24 years a couple weeks ago, so this was especially lovely.

  4. Jared Anderson on June 30, 2014 at 2:25 pm

    Love this one. Hope and surprise are such good friends. You nailed it here

    JA >

  5. Annie B on June 30, 2014 at 2:42 pm

    Happy anniversary.

  6. Sarah Bessey (@sarahbessey) on June 30, 2014 at 6:27 pm

    Happy anniversary! Beautiful and real words.

  7. pastordt on July 1, 2014 at 8:13 pm

    Oh, happy day. Kudos to you both for choosing so very well and for working it through, living it through, doing it well. And you know what? I like the short hair. I didn’t think I would, but I do.

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