My sweetheart was watching Flea Market Flip
a buyer had found an old chest
of drawers for sale its front
all decoupaged up
with a bunch of love letters
some lady had left inside it
so that now
when you go to get
your nightie out
you can sit there and read
a few soft words first.
She looked at me with that look and said
when are you going to write me
another love poem it’s been so long
not wanting to hurt.
She still has my first one
from when we were head over heels
in that little heart-shaped box
and opens it now and then.
It's not easy writing a love poem. Linda and I have been married for 25 years
and on many of those anniversaries I've thought about writing her another love
poem, a better one than my first attempt, which she still cherishes. But what
can you say about something that's all good? Just how do you describe it? What
do you compare it to? Well, when Linda asked me a few days ago when I was going
to write another one, she inspired me just in asking, and, taking Kevin Heslop's
example and advise, I immediately started writing it. He says to write when
you're inspired, whenever you're inspired, even if you just write a rough idea,
and to never try to write when you're not inspired. Like on anniversaries. It
worked for me this time. So I'll try to keep it up. You may see poetry appearing
here more often now.