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Love Poetry: A poem for My Wife

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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.

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 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.

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The circle will not be broken.

The circle will not be broken.

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.

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.

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.

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).
  11. George and Jane Jetson. The Jetsons. (1962).
  12. Alice and Ralph Kramden. The Honeymooners, (1955).

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Comments

Tim Truzy (author) from U.S.A. on August 02, 2020:

We were interviewed about this carousel and our wedding for a local TV station. It was a pleasant interview, and we laughed about how much we enjoyed the carousel. Yes, life and marriage can be like a wondrous ride. I appreciate the visit.

Tim Truzy (author) from U.S.A. on August 07, 2019:

Hi, Eric, when we visited the mountains last week, I couldn't help but think about your wonderful family and articles as I went into Transylvania County (real place). My wife and I found all of the cool accessible parks there and beautiful waterfalls of the area. Climbing up those mountains was like a roller coaster, for sure, buddy. I'm hugging my wife now. You are always great for positive reminders. Mucho love, from across the country, brother

Tim Truzy (author) from U.S.A. on August 05, 2019:

Yesterday, we went to take a ride on that carousel. It was fun. I can't wait until we can visit again. Thanks for reading.

Tim Truzy (author) from U.S.A. on February 22, 2019:

I recently read a beautiful story of natural love, so to speak. In Columbia, researchers placed a frog from an endangered species into a safe environment for them to monitor. The problem was Romeo, the frog, had no mate. Eventually, enough money was raised for the researchers to go to the cloud forests and find a Juliet for the amphibian. But can you imagine waiting ten years to have a partner? Romeo did. But maybe they will produce offspring that can roam freely in the coming years.

A decade for amphibian romance? Kermit certainly wouldn't tolerate that from his Ms. Piggy although they are different species, of course. (lol)

Thanks for dropping by.

Sincerely,

Tim

Tim Truzy (author) from U.S.A. on January 31, 2019:

Hi, Loretta,

We collect rat terriers. I don't think they would get along well with horses. All joking aside, we don't collect carousel horses, but we love horses and carousels. In fact, one of the oldest carousels in the U.S. is about an hour from here. We occasionally go and ride it on sunny days. My wife used to show "real" horses. Now, we just like to ride those that are motorized.

You two have many cool attributes in common, specifically, sewing and reading my work. (lol). Otherwise, it would be lonely without such wonderful positive feedback from you and others who take time to write a comment.

Thanks for reading and commenting, Loretta.

May you have peace and joy today.

Much respect and sincere admiration,

Tim

The Sampsons from The Ozarks, Missouri on January 31, 2019:

Great love story!

Too many young couples these days spend all their effort (and money) on the wedding day, which passes in 24 hours.

Do you guys collect Carousel Horses?

Tim Truzy (author) from U.S.A. on January 26, 2019:

Hi, Eric,

Thanks for another visit. I love the fact that you are reciting poetry. That's cool.

One of the reasons I love reading your articles is that you focus on love in its entirety and your work is uplifting.

I appreciate the visit. Your wife is fortunate to have a humble poet living with her.

Much respect and deepest admiration,

Tim

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on January 26, 2019:

I just love leaving great stuff from great lovers on follow. You inspired me to give my wife a poem this morning. I will recite the 10 lines after our hug and she will check my temperature with the back of her hand. "Are you OK she will ask and we will giggle into the day".

"In this day when I arise, you are still here to my surprise...."

Tim Truzy (author) from U.S.A. on January 26, 2019:

I added Alice and Ralph Kramden to this list because during the running of the Honeymooners series, they were considered one of the funniest couples on tv. Created by Jackie Gleason (Ralph Kramden), there was always tension between the couple. Alice Kramden (Audrey Meadows), often won these contests with hilarious results. The show did approach important topics at the time such as women’s rights. The Honeymooners provided the inspiration for the Flintstones.

We can see how things have changed since 1955 by watching this series.

Sincerely,

Tim

Tim Truzy (author) from U.S.A. on January 26, 2019:

I added the futuristic Jetsons couple to this article because I can’t forget that funny scene at the beginning of the show during the theme song. In it, George Jetson is constantly being pulled under some treadmill like gadget, screaming for his wife, Jane, to save him. Although it only ran for one season on ABC in 1962, 51 episodes were produced in the mid-1980s. The song for the cartoon eventually made its way to number 9 on the Billboard charts in the 1980s.

They had video chat before we knew about Tweeter, Youtube, or any of that stuff. Well, the show was set in 2062, but it was ABC’s first show made in color.

Meet George and Jane! What a funny couple and a nod to global space-faring capitalism.

Sincerely,

Tim

Tim Truzy (author) from U.S.A. on October 04, 2018:

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 on October 04, 2018:

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

Mark Tulin from Santa Barbara, California on October 03, 2018:

You’re welcome, Tim.

Tim Truzy (author) from U.S.A. on October 03, 2018:

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 from Santa Barbara, California on October 01, 2018:

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 (author) from U.S.A. on August 13, 2018:

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 from USA on August 12, 2018:

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 (author) from U.S.A. on August 11, 2018:

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

Much respect,

Tim

Tim Truzy (author) from U.S.A. on August 11, 2018:

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

threekeys on August 11, 2018:

Beautiful honouring of your wife Tim.

Jo Miller from Tennessee on August 10, 2018:

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

Tim Truzy (author) from U.S.A. on August 07, 2018:

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

Suzie from Carson City on August 06, 2018:

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 (author) from U.S.A. on August 06, 2018:

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 (author) from U.S.A. on August 06, 2018:

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 (author) from U.S.A. on August 06, 2018:

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

Ioannis Arvanitis from Greece, Almyros on August 06, 2018:

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

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on August 06, 2018:

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

Tim Truzy (author) from U.S.A. on August 06, 2018:

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 (author) from U.S.A. on August 06, 2018:

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 (author) from U.S.A. on August 06, 2018:

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

Eric Dierker from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A. on August 06, 2018:

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

A B Williams from Central Florida on August 06, 2018:

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.

Suzie from Carson City on August 05, 2018:

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

Tim Truzy (author) from U.S.A. on August 05, 2018:

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 (author) from U.S.A. on August 05, 2018:

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

A B Williams from Central Florida on August 05, 2018:

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!

Louise Powles from Norfolk, England on August 05, 2018:

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