Tuesday, May 31, 2011

Poem #203

If you desire
to someday retire
I hope we can succeed.
You inspire
me to aspire
to fulfill your every need.

Monday, May 30, 2011

Poem #202

Think I'll make it in the nick of time!
Brother, can you spare a dime?

This was me trying to squeeze a poem in by midnight. Terrible, terrible, terrible!

Sunday, May 29, 2011

Poem #201

Sometimes I feel like a bird on the wing
and sometimes I feel quite small.
Sometimes you love me early in spring
and sometimes late in the fall.

Saturday, May 28, 2011

Poem #200

Pretty much all that matters to me
matters because of you.
I'm going to love you the rest of my life
even if you become a Jew.

As I've probably mentioned, my darling wife is in the process of converting to Judaism. This is not my favorite idea ever. Such is life.

Friday, May 27, 2011

Poem #199

I feel terrible.
I feel awful.
I wasted a day of our life.
I wish I could take it
back and redo it
and show you I love you, my wife.

This was written after some horrible and pointless argument and misunderstanding.

Thursday, May 26, 2011

Poem #198

When you kiss me you give my heart wings.
When you hug me you set my heart free.
I'll never get tired of feeling these things.
I cherish what you do to me.

Another in a long line of gushy love poems.

Wednesday, May 25, 2011

Poem #197

I've listened to their arguments
and still I'm not persuaded.
For when it's time to make their point,
the truth's always evaded.

This one is paired thematically with the previous one.

A Diversionary Tactic

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Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Poem #196

I've listened to their arguments
and found them unconvincing.
The "logic" they use
tends to induce wincing.

This one was inspired by religionistas pushing their fairy tales as if they represent reality.

Monday, May 23, 2011

Poem #195

A pizza pie is nice
and so's a bowl of rice.
Sometimes it's quite funny
when your eggs are runny.

No deep meaning here. This was simply an exercise in rhyme.

Sunday, May 22, 2011

Poem #194

I love when you call me Dammit.
It reminds me of how much you care.
But I wonder whether you'd call me that
if I danced more like Fred Astaire.

Dammit is one of my darling wife's nicknames for me. In case you were wondering.

Saturday, May 21, 2011

Poem #193

For my birthday,
I don't need a fish.
I want you to love me.
That's my only wish.

My birthday was fast approaching and my darling wife was probably asking what I wanted.

Friday, May 20, 2011

Poem #192

I've loved you for miles.
I've loved you for years.
I've loved you through smiles
and I've loved you through tears.

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Poem #191

Thanks for not squirting my eyes with a lime
or another citrus fruit.
Thanks for loving me all of the time
and for giving me kisses to boot.

A gushy love poem.

Wednesday, May 18, 2011

Poem #190

If the weather's warm enough,
surely we will melt.
So far it's never happened yet;
that's just how we've felt.

This must've been written on a very warm day.

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Poem #189

Invading skunks,
cops are drunks.
What's going on in this town?

Pumpkin trees
and your knobby knees
to chase away my frown.

The first stanza involves us having come home to discover three pair of skunks waddling around on our lawn. It also involves a report we heard about a cop in our town being disciplined for drunk driving.

The second involves my experiment in growing pumpkins from seeds. The mention of my darling wife's knobby knees is an allusion to her having lost an amazing amount of weight.

Monday, May 16, 2011

Poem #188

Uninteresting, boring,
dull as can be.
That's my entry
in the dictionary.

Thrilling, exciting,
That one's yours.
Don't know why you chose me.

Here's a bit of my old self-deprecation creeping its way in.

Sunday, May 15, 2011

Poem #187

The twinkling of stars,
the glow of the moon
are dim next to you in my sight.

I likely won't see you
till well after dark.
That's why I long for the night.

I must've been in the middle of a workday that I expected to go much longer than I hoped.

Saturday, May 14, 2011

Poem #186

Someday I might sing you a song
in hopes you might sing along.
Someday I might write you a letter
in hopes it might make you feel better.
Someday I might take you flying
in hopes it might stop your crying.

I'm not really sure what was behind this one. Probably just an exercise in rhyme.

Friday, May 13, 2011

Poem #185

If anyone ever asks me
what it is I see in you,
I will answer simply: "Everything.
(…And her eyes are sometimes blue.)"

Thursday, May 12, 2011

Poem #184

What would it cost?
What would truly be lost,
if I spent a long while
entranced by your smile?

And another.

Wednesday, May 11, 2011

Poem #183

Would anyone notice I've drifted away
if I got lost in your eyes for a day?

Another gushy love poem.

Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Poem #182

Seven years down,
I hope you don't itch
and decide that it's best
to leave me in a ditch.

I'd love to be married
for seven years longer.
I'm hopeful by then
our love will be stronger.

Seven years later,
I hope still together.
We can walk hand-in-hand,
no matter the weather.

An anniversary poem.

Monday, May 9, 2011

Poem #181

Reaching the end of our seventh year of marriage,
I wish I could show you how much you mean.
I'd love to give you a ride in a magical carriage.
That would be befitting for you, my queen.

Another in a long line of gushy love poems.

Sunday, May 8, 2011

Poem #180

If you were a bureaucrat
then I guess you'd know
just exactly where it's at
and where red tape should go.

Saturday, May 7, 2011

Poem #179

Your ojos, your ojos—
invading my dreams.
Must be the result
of one of your schemes.

My darling wife claims to like the poems about her ojos especially much.

Friday, May 6, 2011

Poem #178

it's entirely too hot
to tolerate
these dogs leaning up against
my skin.

Must've been having a warm spell.

Thursday, May 5, 2011

Poem #177

You fill me with joy
though you fill me with dread.
I can't understand
what goes on in your head.

I don't remember just what it was that provoked this poem, but I'm sure it was something.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Poem #176

Today is Independence Day
but I depend on you
to make me very happy
and not start feeling blue.

Happy Independence Day,
my one true guiding star.
I love what you do for me
and everything you are.

A holiday-themed, rhyming, gushy love poem.

Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Poem #175

I saw an aardvark in the dark
or maybe that's not right.
Perhaps it was a bit of fuzz
playing tricks on my sight.

It rhymes. But see how clever? Lines 2 and 4 rhyme with each other. That's obvious. Perhaps you didn't notice that lines 1 and 3 contain internal rhymes.

Monday, May 2, 2011

Poem #174

Every day starts at midnight
and that's when every day ends.
No matter how long any day lasts
I'm going to love you then.

A gushy love poem.

Sunday, May 1, 2011

Poem #173

like a tennis game
before the first point's been won:
all tied up, love, love.

Have I mentioned that haikus are easy?