How Do I Love Thee?
Elizabeth Barrett Browning says it best.
But I have an answer to the question posed, just like the rest.
I love thee for washing the dishes.
I love thee for doing the chores and always answering the door.
I love thee for granting most all my wishes.
I love thee for doing the laundry and grocery shopping.
I love thee for pursuing and never stopping.
I love thee for working hard, especially in the overgrown yard.
I love thee for letting me nap and for not acting like a sap.
I love thee for loving me gently, taking me to the stars on a ride so heavenly.
I love thee for accepting my worst; our lives have been blessed, not cursed.
I love thee unshaven or perfectly coiffed.
I love thee unrobed or fully clothed.
I love your mind, for an intelligent man is hard to find.
I love thee because you are you
and because you love me
Yolanda Renée (C) 2020
For Opal is a collection of poems written in memory of Lilly Opal Stansberry, my grandmother, and the inspiration for my writing. These poems portray a moment in time. Highlighting love, loss, tragedy, and survival. A few done just for fun and several that have a murderous slant. But they are all a small picture of life. Some are real and others pure fiction.
Before she passed, I promised her I would publish a book of poetry. This is that promise kept. Publication date November 2nd - would have been her 108th birthday.
I'm under no illusion, a poet I am not, but each verse has meaning for me.
Maybe it will strike a chord for you too!
Anyone willing to do a blog post for my poetry book. Let me know. I'll send you a copy and we can discuss the subject.
Or a simple shout out would be most appreciated.