Saturday, April 13, 2013

A to Z Challenge



For the A-Z challenge, we decided to post a new and original poem every day. Regina loves her husband Tim in poem form today for the letter "L".




To Tim

You love me guzzling kale juice.
You love me munching chocolate-covered potato chips
You love me in a bottle of Willamette Valley Pinot Noir.
You love me in sauna sweat meditation.
You love me mascara dripping.
You love me flat lips wide across my teeth.
You love me gestating.
You love me breastfeeding.
You love me tombstone dusting.
You love me when I don’t have time to love you.
When I am motherhood bee-hiving, bleeding onto paper,
            collecting species in binoculars, harboring roller derby dreams.
When I start, when I finish, when I don’t begin, when I give up.
When I am yelling screaming, cowering and singing lullaby.
Loving you is easy because loving me is not.

Because we are,
always have been, always will be.

23 comments:

  1. Okay, there are some sooo yummy lines in this one, "You love me when I don’t have time to love you.
    When I am motherhood bee-hiving, bleeding onto paper,
    collecting species in binoculars, harboring roller derby dreams.
    When I start, when I finish, when I don’t begin, when I give up.
    When I am yelling screaming, cowering and singing lullaby.
    Loving you is easy because loving me is not." Amen, sister-girl. And by the way, my sister is taking roller derby classes. She calls herself "L on Wheels."

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    1. I got invited to train with the Dead River Derby girls and maybe when I stop being such a wuss, I will go in an try it out. First I have to learn to skate :)

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    1. Thanks, Ann! I've never been able to write a love poem until Tim came along!

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  3. Lovely, you might have caught my post about kale yesterday
    Katie atBankerchick Scratchings

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    1. Saw your kale post and I think you need to try kale chips. It may be your gateway to kale and they are super easy to make. And with enough sea salt you might be able to do it.

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  4. What a beautiful last line. Love is an amazing thing, isn't it?

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    1. Thanks, Cindy. Love is truly amazing :)

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  5. Beautiful love poem--just lovely.
    Jagoda

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    1. Thank you for taking the time to read it!

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  6. Absolutely wonderful, Gina! And loving you is easy. Try it.

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    1. Thank you, Kathy! I am learning how to every day it helps to have someone to show me how :)

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  7. This has me in tears and I'm not even married to you!

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  8. I love the line "Loving you is easy because loving me is not" This is so true for my relationship! Well done.

    Thanks for linking up at our Show Off Blog Party. Hope you stop by again!

    Jules
    A Dose of Jules

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  9. This is really romantic and just lovely.

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  10. Such a wonderful poem. The first few lines made me hungry. :)

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  11. Beautiful. Also: chocolate covered potato chips? I want some of those! :)

    #atozchallenge, Kristen's blog: kristenhead.blogspot.com

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