The World Around Us

Talking to you feels like the world around us stops,

just our two voices and the sound of fat raindrops

punctuating the pauses between our laughter

and the flirting that brings the smiles I’m after.

It feels as though we are the only people in the room.

Everything disappears until we want it to resume.

But in that moment all I can see if you,

the rest of this place is out of view.

How can I look anywhere else when across from me

is the whole reason I came all the way to Tennessee?

Great Smoky Mountains?Rivers? Trees? The views?

They aren’t the wonders of the world I’d choose

When my heart is beating, almost out of my chest.

Of all the joys of nature, I like you the best.

Nothing on the mountain could ever compete

to the man right here, affectionate and sweet.

When I’m with you, the world around us stops.

Our time together is sweeter than lemon-drops

and that is just how I like it.


What I Love About You

What I love about you is

your strong but gentle hands

your welcoming heart

your  ceaseless faith

your contagious smile

your infectious laugh

your kind words

your thoughtful actions

your love of life

your adventurous side

your passion and your drive

your optimistic outlook

and your compassion for everyone

just to name a few.


When I Look At You

When I look at you…

I see the future laid out in front of me.

I see a smile that warms my whole body up

coming home from work on a cold winter day.

I see heads thrown back in laughter

as we make dinner in our tiny kitchen together.

I see adventure after adventure

as we explore the cast world around us.

I see someone who is thoughtful, caring,

and willing to listen to the shenanigans of my life.

I see the father of my future children

who will be gentle, loving, and patient.

I see the dad who will be fun and energetic

and give them endless childhood memories.

I see a hard worker who never gives up

and is willing to face all of life’s challenges.

I see us celebrating life’s biggest moments

together hand in hand.

I see you teasing me with grey hair as we

rock on our front porch for endless hours.

I see someone who is ready to live life

to the fullest until the very end.

I see everything you will be

and hope that it will be with me.

When I look at you…. I don’t see just you.

I see my best friend.

See Your Eyes

I long more than anything to see your eyes

than I long for the end of grey winter skies.

At night I toss and turn; I agonize

of the thought of when the opportunity will arise

for us to be reunited under the same Ohio skies

will come again.


I can’t wait for the moment to come! A reprise!

My excitement I cannot desguise.

I look forward to gazing at you and to no surprise

feel my whole life that I’m enduring paralyze

except for the hundreds of  butterflies

you stir up within me.


Looking into your captivating eyes

reminds me of the beauty of a sunrise

and the feelings that I now realize

the sharing of with you would be unwise

unless I’m seeking out my final demise;

but my how you just undo me.

Chicken Soup

Your smiles are chicken soup for my soul.

They make my eyes twinkle and my heart full.

Even when I’m not feeling my best,

one look from you and I forget the rest.

Your laughter eases my aches and pains.

You add much needed sunshine after it rains.

You will forever be the sugar that I need

to sweeten up life and help me succeed.

You are the other half I have been waiting for.

You’re everything that I’ve wished for and more.

Thank you for every sweet thing that you do.

I hope to return the favor right back times two.

Put it in Words

I will never be able to find

a word that is enchanting enough

to describe how enamored I am

with you and only you, my dearest.

No one will ever compete with the

heart of pure gold beating in your chest.

Who else is charming enough to be

beloved by women of all ages

(with patience and kindness of your sort,

it’s no wonder elderly love you).

I’ll never encounter someone that

is more alluring than you my love

You entirely fascinate me

with the utterly intriguing life

that you have embraced thus far, my dear.

I am proud to be in the presence

of the most remarkable, caring.

spectacular, outstanding

humans this planet we call home.

I just wish I could put it in words.

Everything That I see

Sometime I go for a walk

in the middle of the woods;

me myself and I can talk

with little interruption.

But how can I possibly

stop thinking about you when

everything that I see

seems to remind me of you.

The trees, the grass, the river,

the small rocks along the path,

and wind that makes me shiver-

all of it is part of you.