Love Poetry: A poem for My Wife
Our friendship and Eternal Love
My wife, Lori, and I met while I was training at her school. She was kind, giving me tips on the teaching profession while sharing funny and encouraging stories about children. Eventually, we went out on a date, discussing literature and science. I joined her at her writing group, and the rest, as they say, is history.
We discovered we had many values in common – love of God and life, family, and people, etc. We watched the same television shows. We liked similar foods. Traveling, writing, and photography interested both of us. The only thing stopping us from becoming husband and wife was finding a place to do the ceremony.
Lori and I are practical people as well as fun loving individuals. We realized that a couple has to continue to live after the wedding ceremony is concluded. We were not going into the poor house for a fancy wedding. We decided a local carousel was appropriate. We scheduled the preacher, walk in on a day when we knew visitors would be low, and performed the ceremony. Most couples have a first dance, we took a ride on the carousel.
Yet, word of the upcoming ceremony got out. My entire church, Lori’s family, and a few strangers applauded and wished us the best. I would do it again, exactly the same way. For these reasons, this poem is dedicated to my wife. She’s a champion of people and I am often her sidekick on daring expeditions. She is my best friend and I am hers.
Without question, we are birds from the same flock, soaring freely in our love. This is a free flowing creation; there is no set pattern of rhyme or format. After all, love is that way. Enjoy: Our Carousel.
Which one of these factors is the most important to you in having a successful marriage?
Up and down our troubles go,
Spinning in our hearts and minds,
Twirling our life with emotions.
Tumbling roller coaster,
Seeing new places twice,
Hearing old words once,
Along the hills of our bond.
And valleys you can’t walk,
Mountains out of my focus,
I’m your feet to feel the soil,
You are my eyes to see the peaks.
And we hold hands,
When others throw fists of rage,
And we hold hands,
When others throw fits in cage.
I read science magazines,
You watch that psychologist on the tube,
You teach biology,
I wrestle hard emotions in people to smooth.
You shoot stars out of Heaven,
Camera poised to take a bow,
I write of spirit and love,
Pen and lens joined now.
I run for you,
You guide our way,
We smile at each other,
Acting our play.
When we met,
Poems we shared,
They brought us together,
They are a part of our marriage.
The world reaches us,
Heaven teaches us,
Roll, Baby, roll!
Let our car be our bus.
Our love makes the ocean blue,
Our love makes the skies bluer,
Our love blew the Delta to the sea,
Our love overcomes the blues.
And if you stumble,
And if I can’t find the page,
If valleys flood tomorrow,
If the mountains refuse shade.
We know we will have wings,
We know of starry crowns,
When feet can’t touch Earth,
When sight hides the ground.
There are others waiting,
To embrace us upon arrival,
We serve each other and more,
With imperfect survival.
I love you just so,
Sew that on my vest,
Talented wonderful woman,
Even beyond final rest.
Some Television Couples that Inspire and Amuse
Everyone’s marriage is not the same. There are differences in communication, duties around the house, etc. But the diverse types of marriages on television can make us roar in laughter. Although people have said: “Opposites attract.” Research findings have demonstrated that marriages which hold together for long periods tend to adhere to the idea, “Birds of a feather stick together.” Perhaps, that’s why these shows are enchanting and enduring for many people.
In essence, the couples in these sitcoms and animated series are different, but they come together on the important issues. These shows extend back to the 1950s all the way to the 1980s. I indicated when first they appeared on American network television, along with the names of the couple, and the title of the series. Thanks to the internet, we can visit these shows anytime. If you know of more such enduring, loving, and entertaining couples from television, please feel free to share your comment.
Famous TV Couples
- Al and Peggy Bundy. Married with Children, (1987).
- Archie and Edith Bunker. All in the Family, (1971).
- Carol and Mike Brady. The Brady Bunch, (1969).
- Florida and James Evans. Good Times, (1974)
- Fred And Wilma Flintstone. The Flintstones, (1960).
- Cliff and Clair Huxtable. The Cosby Show, (1984).
- Louise and George Jefferson. The Jeffersons, (1975).
- Steven and Elyse Keaton. Family Ties, (1982).
- Lucy and Ricky Ricardo. I Love Lucy, (1951).
- Homer and Marge Simpson. The Simpsons, (1989).
- George and Jane Jetson. The Jetsons. (1962).
- Alice and Ralph Kramden. The Honeymooners, (1955).