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When The Chips Are Down


That Is When It Counts

My wife is a little tired today

She is not feeling her best

She got a little chill

A little sniffle and a raspy voice

Maybe the start of a cold

I suggest plenty of rest

Extra vitamin c

Some watermelon and pomegranate juice

Your body has to do the work

I can be a help assistant

The weather turned cooler

Maybe that can be a reason her body is adjusting

I know when I am not up to speed

It takes me a few days to get back on track

Sometimes I don't feel like writing

Then my wife knows somethings up

There are little clues we give each other

No words have to be said

So I will do a little more

Bending over backwards is a lot easier

When you want to

Instead of when you have to

We both have to go to work

So most of the time my wife will cook lunch

I will have to pull up the slack

Doing the right thing at the right time

Makes her feel better

Pressed for time

I have to get ready myself

Soon we will both be at top speed

Feeling good as ever

Sharing the love that grows and grows


DREAM ON (author) on September 23, 2020:

Chrish Canosa I love to see how wonderful your parents are. They will give you many stories and wonderful moments in life. Then when you get older and when you have your own family think of the many different incredible stories your children will have of you both. Thank you for reading and sharing. Have a great day.

Chrish Canosa from Manila Philippines on September 23, 2020:

by just watching mama and papa

Watching them fight like a teenagers

Is my favorite :-D both are always ready for adjustments no matter the consequences

They're so cute!

Another beautiful love story that grows and grows

DREAM ON (author) on September 23, 2020:

Linda Crampton My wife and I both had rough beginnings with other people. Then when we found each other we realized what we were settling for was not what we deserved or wanted. We deserved to be appreciated and loved as deeply as we want to give. Without any conditions. Unconditional and without even a thought. It feels so right. We never have to look over our shoulder and wish we loved more. We give what we give all the time and it never runs out. It actually does the opposite. The love somehow multiplies and then we can give a whole lot more next time. It is hard to explain but I will keep on trying to share and explore the world of passion, comfort, security, understanding, care, respect, loyalty, friendship to say a few that come to mind. Thank you so much for reading and following me. The best thing that I have learned there is so much for everyone to enjoy.

DREAM ON (author) on September 23, 2020:

Dora Weithers Many people have so many different feelings for each other. I often wonder why people don't take the time to show how they feel. Some people think they are just words on paper. i think they are so much more. It is the key to unlocking the door to life. We can feel and experience a feeling. When we look closer and see what makes us feel that way. We know it is deeper than the two of us together. It is a bond we have made that brings us closer in tough times. In good times it expands like an elastic stretching in every direction. The good will always outlast the bad. We have to get through the bad to reach more good. Thank you so much for seeing and feeling our connection to each other. Through that I can connect to other people and find new ways of sharing more joy. Have a great night.

DREAM ON (author) on September 23, 2020:

Shyron E Shenko That is so nice. What a sweet thing to say. I wonder where all our words come from? Do we all share from the same wavelength from a pool of thoughts? I am always amazed by words we all know that get rearranged and put together to make us really think. sharing all good thoughts and creating more good from that. There is no end in sight.

Shyron there is a pleasant feeling that few people will ever rely on.

It comes in quietly and leaves without disturbing anyone or anything.

Those people who understand it.

Appreciate it for what it is.

Those people that don't see it may never know.

How beautiful it is to read words on paper and feel your toes curl.

The hairs on the back of your neck stand on end.

To understand this is only the beginning and not the end.

Thank you so much for taking the time and the effort to go out of your way and share. Have a lovely night.

Shyron E Shenko from Texas on September 22, 2020:

When the chips are down

And you cam unwound

Cause you could not find your mojo

Just look around you will both be rewound

When the key to regenerative is found.


Blessings my friend.

Dora Weithers from The Caribbean on September 22, 2020:

Thanks for sharing the joy of a love that grows and grows. Admirable attitudes of you and your wife toward each other!

Linda Crampton from British Columbia, Canada on September 21, 2020:

It sounds like you have a wonderful relationship with your wife. The last line of the poem is lovely.

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