Last year I wrote this poem for my wife for Mother’s Day. I think it is a very nice poem. It truly captured how I was feeling, and also had a unique structure that I still quite enjoy. The poem is written in rhyming couplets, but each of the couplets are separated by a short line that both ends the thought of the previous couplet and begins the thought of the next. It’s kind of interesting. I hope you enjoy.
You are my wife and friend
When our eyes connect, so filled with love,
A window is opened to the heavens above,
And I feel Joy,
A feeling so absent from this aging Earth,
But that feeling is present at a child’s birth.
“It’s a boy!”,
I look forward to hearing that phrase,
and holding your hand as we’re both amazed
At our son,
And if it’s a girl, Grandmas will smile.
And whether it’s soon, or if it takes a while,
You’re the one
That I want my children to call mother,
Because I love you, and there is no other.
You are my wife and friend.
Some of you might be wondering what kind of things Penny and Jeremy do (did) on St. Patrick’s Day. Well, these two videos might satiate those burning desires in your bosoms. I’ll give a hint… it involves sugar, YouTube, and riverdancing.