Love Poetry: A poem for My Wife

Updated on August 5, 2018
Tim Truzy info4u profile image

Tim Truzy is a poet, short-story author, and he is currently working on several novels.

 : Marriage is an ongoing education, even if you think class is over.
: Marriage is an ongoing education, even if you think class is over. | Source

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.

Poll

Which one of these factors is the most important to you in having a successful marriage?

See results
The circle will not be broken.
The circle will not be broken. | Source

Our Carousel

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.

Lori and I were married on this 1917 carousel.
Lori and I were married on this 1917 carousel. | Source

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.


Maybe someday we will have a little cabin on a mountain, looking down at the clouds in glee.
Maybe someday we will have a little cabin on a mountain, looking down at the clouds in glee. | Source

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.

Although most of these shows are no longer on television regularly, we can watch old sitcoms with funny famous couples on the internet.
Although most of these shows are no longer on television regularly, we can watch old sitcoms with funny famous couples on the internet. | Source

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

  1. Al and Peggy Bundy. Married with Children, (1987).
  2. Archie and Edith Bunker. All in the Family, (1971).
  3. Carol and Mike Brady. The Brady Bunch, (1969).
  4. Florida and James Evans. Good Times, (1974)
  5. Fred And Wilma Flintstone. The Flintstones, (1960).
  6. Cliff and Clair Huxtable. The Cosby Show, (1984).
  7. Louise and George Jefferson. The Jeffersons, (1975).
  8. Steven and Elyse Keaton. Family Ties, (1982).
  9. Lucy and Ricky Ricardo. I Love Lucy, (1951).
  10. Homer and Marge Simpson. The Simpsons, (1989).

Poll

Do you think watching married couples on television work out problems is a helpful activity?

See results

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    • Tim Truzy info4u profile imageAUTHOR

      Tim Truzy 

      2 weeks ago from U.S.A.

      You are welcome.

      Much respect and admiration,

      Tim

    • Kshipra Pal profile image

      Kshipra Pal 

      2 weeks ago

      Thank you Tim... I am humbled!

    • Tim Truzy info4u profile imageAUTHOR

      Tim Truzy 

      2 weeks ago from U.S.A.

      Thank you, Kshipra Pal,

      Your comment means much to me.

      I appreciate the follow.

      My hope is to read some of your work before sunset.

      Love is such a universal concept, but people place so many conditions on it. My wife and I decided to just take our weaknesses and try to turn them into strengths for each other.

      May you have a peaceful day.

      Much respect,

      Sincerely,

      Tim

       

    • Kshipra Pal profile image

      Kshipra Pal 

      2 weeks ago

      Loved it absolutely! May your bond stay strong as ever, forever !

    • Mark Tulin profile image

      Mark Tulin 

      2 weeks ago from Santa Barbara, California

      You’re welcome, Tim.

    • Tim Truzy info4u profile imageAUTHOR

      Tim Truzy 

      2 weeks ago from U.S.A.

      Hi, Mark,

      Your wife is fortunate to be married to a brilliant poet and thoughtful soul. If anyone can write a beautiful poem dedicated to his spouse, you would make probably Will Shakespeare want to take a long peek. Now, I can't wait to read it, too.

      Thanks for your kind comment.

      Much respect and admiration,

      Sincerely,

      Tim

    • Mark Tulin profile image

      Mark Tulin 

      2 weeks ago from Santa Barbara, California

      I read my wife this beautiful poem. Needless to say she enjoyed it. Why can’t you write something like that for me? she asked. I’m working on it, I replied.

    • Tim Truzy info4u profile imageAUTHOR

      Tim Truzy 

      2 months ago from U.S.A.

      I agree, Louise,

      Bill took our hearts and left us disappointed and angry. I like Marge and Homer, too. They are a couple which seem to find silly and interesting problems and make us laugh while maintaining some innocence.

      I'm so glad for you and your husband, Louise. You are fortunate and blessed. I like the fact that you guys hold similar values, like me and Lori, but the "path" to getting there was a bit different. That's profound and makes for a stronger relationship, in my view.

      Lori and I pool together our individual strengths to overcome each of our weaknesses. I suspect that you, Eric, and a few other writers on this site do the same. Thanks for your thoughtful and personal observation and comment.

      Much respect,

      May your day be peaceful and rewarding,

      Sincerely,

      Tim

    • FlourishAnyway profile image

      FlourishAnyway 

      2 months ago from USA

      My husband and I couldn't be more different from one another in personality and interests, but our values are very similar. We came about them through very different paths, but that's what binds us. I still see the same person I met decades ago yet at the same time the mature person he's grown to become as well, all at the same time. We've been through so much together. I wouldn't trade him for anything. I enjoyed your lovely ode to your wife. My husband is not the poem-writing type, as he's an engineer, but when he fixes something around the house or designs something special for me creatively, it's kinda his own poetry.

      I like Homer and Marge but I can't look back on Bill Cosby with anything but disgust knowing what I know now, even his characters. It was all a terrible charade that he played on us.

    • Tim Truzy info4u profile imageAUTHOR

      Tim Truzy 

      2 months ago from U.S.A.

      Thank you, Threekeys. You comment means much to me. May your Sunday be peaceful and rewarding.

      Much respect,

      Tim

    • Tim Truzy info4u profile imageAUTHOR

      Tim Truzy 

      2 months ago from U.S.A.

      Thank you, Jo. I enjoyed writing this article. My wife thought it was pretty special. I appreciate a comment from someone who truly understands the dedication and team work required in a marriage. I inferred that from the wonderful articles you write, my friend.

      Much respect,

      Sincerely,

      Tim

    • profile image

      threekeys 

      2 months ago

      Beautiful honouring of your wife Tim.

    • jo miller profile image

      Jo Miller 

      2 months ago from Tennessee

      Lovely, Tim. What a great tribute to your wife and your marriage.

    • Tim Truzy info4u profile imageAUTHOR

      Tim Truzy 

      2 months ago from U.S.A.

      Thanks, Paula. From what I read just now, there is a deep sensitive caring heart within my fellow HP writer, Paula as well. Loved your work.

      My dad used to sing songs to my Mom; he would make up funny songs sometimes to amuse us. This is one way I found to keep my romance with my wife fresh and alive. People like to know what you feel about them in any way that's positive.

      Thanks for dropping by. When I'm done with some chores today, I will give you a follow. Your work is impressive and thoughtful. No wonder Abwilliams thanks much of you.

      May God bless your day.

      Much respect,

      Sincerely,

      Tim

    • fpherj48 profile image

      Paula 

      2 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Awwww, Tim, you're so sweet. I don't spend as much time here on HP as I did previously, but I have certainly noticed your work and am impressed. My Dad was a real romantic......he wrote poems and songs for my Mom all the time. It always touches my heart.

    • Tim Truzy info4u profile imageAUTHOR

      Tim Truzy 

      2 months ago from U.S.A.

      This article was a positive work for my wife. I enjoyed creating it. My beliefs and thoughts about marriage or the afterlife are simply mine and don't require justification, especially, not on my own work. I welcome any positive comments from readers. If those comments are not positive, or in any way detract from what I have created here, or in any way feel a need to question my spiritual values, they will be deleted.

      Sincerely,

      Tim

    • Tim Truzy info4u profile imageAUTHOR

      Tim Truzy 

      2 months ago from U.S.A.

      Hi, Sean, dear brother,

      I believe He will let couples who are truly in love live together. I hope so because Lori could probably create some fascinating recipes given enough milk and honey. Also, I think there will be plenty of photos to roam around Heaven and take. As an old song says: we will "just walk around Heaven all day."

      Much respect,

      Sincerely,

      Tim

    • Tim Truzy info4u profile imageAUTHOR

      Tim Truzy 

      2 months ago from U.S.A.

      Thank you, Ms. Dora,

      Your comment means much to me. I wrote this one from the heart and I'm glad you enjoyed reading it.

      Much respect to a superb writer and loving Christian,

      Sincerely,

      Tim

    • Sean Dragon profile image

      Ioannis Arvanitis 

      2 months ago from Greece, Almyros

      Amazing as it should be! Full of Love and Beauty as you two are! I am happy for you because you make our world a brighter place! If there is a place for eternal couples we will meet you there!

      God Bless you both!

      Sean

    • MsDora profile image

      Dora Weithers 

      2 months ago from The Caribbean

      Beautiful and happy! Best to you and your darling wife, going forward!

    • Tim Truzy info4u profile imageAUTHOR

      Tim Truzy 

      2 months ago from U.S.A.

      Great idea, Eric. I'm going out to sit on the front porch swing with mine. Right now. Thanks for the great idea.

      You are a clever and kind creative soul,

      Much respect,

      Sincerely,

      Tim

    • Tim Truzy info4u profile imageAUTHOR

      Tim Truzy 

      2 months ago from U.S.A.

      Hello, dear friend, abwilliams,

      I like the poem your husband might write. Truthfully, that's probably in many of us guys. But you are a passionate person, so I believe he must have passion as well.

      Thirty-eight years! That's amazing in this day and age. God bless your union, friend. May it last for an eternity.

      Thanks for your kind and uplifting comment.

      Sincerely,

      Tim

    • Tim Truzy info4u profile imageAUTHOR

      Tim Truzy 

      2 months ago from U.S.A.

      Thanks, Paula. That means a lot to me. This is the first time you have provided a comment on my work, so I am honored and tickled. My wife thinks I'm pretty romantic, my friend. She will even let me watch the Panthers play for one full game without interruptions this season. (That's a joke, Paula. If she needs me, I'm there.)

      I will visit your work as soon as I am done here. I'm curious to see what another creative soul has been up-to.

      May your day be blessed.

      Sincerely,

      Tim

    • Ericdierker profile image

      Eric Dierker 

      2 months ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Thank you. Sorry but I have to go kiss my bride now.

    • abwilliams profile image

      A B Williams 

      2 months ago from Central Florida

      If my husband were to write me a poem, it would go something like this:

      Roses are red

      Violets are blue

      Is that bacon I smell...

      LOL, he is not a romantic, but he is the hardest working man I know and I know...he loves me!

      We will be celebrating 38 years of marriage later this month.

    • fpherj48 profile image

      Paula 

      2 months ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

      Tim...beautiful and touching expressions of love. You're a true romantic!

    • Tim Truzy info4u profile imageAUTHOR

      Tim Truzy 

      2 months ago from U.S.A.

      Hi, Abwilliams,

      You have already shown me the greatest respect and kindness in our communications over the time I've been on Hub Pages. You were not intruding, that's just a result of the ability of a caring soul such as yourself to tune into the real love I have for my wife. I'm flattered.

      Besides, Abwilliams, let's be honest. I enjoy my wife's splendid cooking. In addition, any caring man or woman would want their partner to feel special. I tried and Lori said she nearly shed tears when she read this.

      Your comment was the icing on the cake to keep me out of trouble.

      Sincerely,

      Much respect,

      Tim

    • Tim Truzy info4u profile imageAUTHOR

      Tim Truzy 

      2 months ago from U.S.A.

      Hi, Louise,

      Thank you for dropping by to read my poem. Homer and Marge are an enduring couple. In spite of all the silliness they get into, they remain together. My wife and I joke that they have the second longest lasting celebrity marriage, right behind that cave man and his wife, Fred and Wilma Flintstone.

      I truly appreciate you taking time to read this, Louise.

      May your day be wonderful.

      Sincerely,

      Tim

    • abwilliams profile image

      A B Williams 

      2 months ago from Central Florida

      Oh Tim what a wonderful love poem for your wife... although, while reading, I felt as if I was intruding on a private moment....:)

      Beautiful!

    • Coffeequeeen profile image

      Louise Powles 

      2 months ago from Norfolk, England

      That's a lovely poem, and your thoughts on marriage. Homer and Marge Simpson are a great couple, I love them. =)

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, letterpile.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://letterpile.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)