Tuesday, October 18, 2011


Dearest wife,
When you're away
I feel the sky
Has turned to gray
The grassy lawn
Has gotten brown
And all the birdies
Seem to frown.
The gophers cry
And raise lament;
My heart is heavy
Like cement.


I hope my wife won't mind me posting this here.  On a side note, it bugs me when people bad mouth marriage or, more specifically, their spouse.  I hear that kind of thing at wedding receptions when people are trying to be funny.  Words matter.  Talk about your spouse with love and respect, no matter what.  Could someone give me a hand off of this soapbox?


Gino said...

these were the words of wisdom imparted to me when i got married (the first time).

"if your spouse is so flawed that must speak of it out loud, what does that say of your ability to pick or attract one?"

they are wise words.

W.B. Picklesworth said...

My spouse reveals that I had mad spouse-pickin' skills!

Doctor of Podiatry Discusses and Recommends Shoes. said...

I totally agree.
I'm always amazed when people "put down" their spouses. I tell my husband, "If your biggest problem is a wife who over-compliments you and tells you how wonderful you are all the time - you're doing all right!"
Keep writing poetry to your wife!