She Found A Reason

Every morning
before he leaves for work,
he kisses her
and smiles tenderly
while she sleeps.

Every morning
she awakes with a smile,
feeling loved and grateful
for the little things
in life.

Every kiss hello,
every kiss goodbye,
and perhaps the most special,
is the loving look
in his eyes.

She found a reason
that she never knew she needed
to go on.
A reason for every breath,
every second, every minute,
every hour of the day.

A reason that makes it
easier to breathe,
a reason that makes her
feel more alive…
their undying love.

ยฉ Lillian F — 4/12/13

*I feel like this is so…unoriginal and blah. I’m trying, I swear. I can’t believe I used to write poems every day when I was a teenager. What happened?!*

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10 thoughts on “She Found A Reason

  1. I dont know how to judge poetry, so if this is an example of unoriginal, so be it. Hey, I used to kiss my wife’s forehead every morning before I left the house until eventually she asked me to stop because it disrupted her sleep. Write an original poem about that! It was somewhere around year 14 of our pretty darn good left toegther.

  2. I laughed at that^. (I’m pointing at thatfunnyblogguy’s comment, in case you can’t tell.) I can already imagine the POV of the poem’s speaker.
    In any case, being unoriginal is totally okay. I mean humans can only say so much and feel so much before it all gets recycled and used over and over again. You’re good. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. I think it’s romantic and sweet. Love poetry is a minefield; it’s hard to say something original, and even harder to really express the depth of emotion without coming across as sappy and syrupy. That being said, there’s so much “dark” poetry abounding online, especially on the subject of the big L, that something on the positive side is quite welcome.

  4. This is beautiful Lily.. It’s those little things that show love and you expressed them so well here.. Viva la poetry!!!

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