It is a fact often observed, that men have
written good verses under the inspiration
of passion, who cannot write well under
and other circumstances.
Ralph Waldo Emerson
Love is the chord that binds families
together in each successive generation
It produces a sense of patriotic pride
seen in every citizen of ever y nation.
Love is the unbridled passion that we
say has to emanate from the heart
Those who truly love the thing which
they do, elevate it to a state of art.
Love is also a protection from most
things, like thoughts of getting old
To be kept on the minds of those we
love prevents being left out in the cold.
Love is that “one-of-a-kind” affair
as refreshing as the morning shower
No one who has ever felt this way in
love would underestimate its power.
Love is something we can withhold
or receive—to experience what it is.
A gift of life from He who loved us so,
through eyes of “Love” Is what God is.
Love is an emotion that is impossible
to escape its reach or our need deny
Love takes no less than everything
from those compelled to give it a try.
Love is a virtue and is listed first as
one of the fruits of God's holy spirit
It causes kind words to flow from the
words of poetry to those who hear it.
Love is the force that holds the entire
solar system and our galaxy in place
It is the desire that makes astronauts
around the world conquer outer space.
Love is the possession of fine qualities
Gentle, patient, long-suffering and kind
It is the feeling of longing for someone
or something from the past left behind.
Love is an attraction as mysterious as
our understanding of the birds and bees
It is the same as the Call of the Wild
in nature that echoes through the trees.
On this day, he says to his bride to be
“The day I met you, I ceased to be one.
You are so much a part of me, body,
Mind and soul—just like the air I breathe.
And if you ever want or need me, I swear
I will always be there for you and kiss
Away any tears, even if they are of joy.
Forever and ever, starting Today.”
And says the bride on this day to her
Only man, “I can never ask for more than
I have because you have brought me so
Much joy, security and happiness.
And when I say that I love you, it means
Far more than mere words—they are
From the deepest part of me.
I could never love another more than I
Love you, this moment right now, Today.”
The talks is also for those who stand as
Witnesses to this union and grand occasion—
The family, relatives, and friends who
Will offer their encouragement to help
You withstand the hungry years that will come.
But, for now they offer their congratulations
He is now her husband and she is his wife
The first day of the rest of their life starts,
And to the One who first brought man and
Woman together—A prayer that will help you to
Selfishly guard the love that you now share.
He that is unseen will be guide and protect you
And strengthen the bonds of love.
A three-fold cord cannot be easily torn in two
Keep Him in mind in everything that you do
And your lives will be happy, not only, Today.
It is without a doubt my favorite picture
That captured a moment by chance—
Someone snapped a picture of the two
of you embraced in a slow dance.
I was not there for the occasion—Some
sort of festive celebration I could see
But that image of the two of you like
that recalls to mind a specific memory.
I remember the times when you were
younger and used to dress up and go out.
I remember the stories about the evening
and you both had a good time, no doubt.
I cannot hear the music in the photo, nor
have I any idea of that particular song.
It had to be a slow jam because you
look like you could dance all night long
Just who lead who to the dance floor
Neither of you could say for sure.
But, I can see that this moment in time
will be special and is bound to endure.
Time passes by and the details fade—
other memories have taken its place
But, the peaceful imagery of The Dance,
is something not even time can erase.
The Dance is more than bodies entwined
It doesn’t’ always spark a bit of romance.
As long as the two of you are together—
You 're bound to keep dancing The
I’m grateful for this image of my parents
reflecting a sweet moment at a glance.
The two people that I love the very most
locked together, caught up in The Dance.
Moths dance about the flame
Attracted by the light
The heat will drive it away
Safely into the night.
If the fire should start to die out
A tiny spark will remain
Stoking the fires down below
Lets love burn once again.
The flame of love is carried
Like a vigil by candlelight to
Hold onto love’s remembrance
And keep it burning bright.
Burning with intense white
Is the flame of love’s torch
Like spontaneous combustion
Only it does not scorch.
The blazings of love are
Like the blazings of fire
Just as your company holds
And fills me with desire.
The flame of love is eternal
It can not be put out
By dampening the soul or
Making loved ones to doubt.
The warmth of love is inviting
The heart to let it know
To come in from the cold
And be comforted by its glow.
Those who play with fire
Are likely to get burned
To discard a burning ember
Is a hard lesson to be learned.
In their later years, the body has
aged and the steps may be slower
The smile comes just as easy, but
burdens made the shoulders lower.
The nest has long been empty, the
occasional visits occur now and then
To fill the home with the din of noise
from activity and voices once again.
They have adopted a comfortable
lifestyle, the days are long and lazy
They try to dwell in and keep peace
without driving each other crazy.
The day to day routine is sometimes
monotonous—morning coffee alone
The occasional together moments like
sharing a conversations on the phone.
If you could somehow observe them
closely, as perhaps a fly upon the wall
You would see all the necessary signs of
what continues to hold them above all.
You would see that they have a common
bond shared between them and others too
That one day things like old age and death
will not exist the earth will be brand new.
Although they show the signs of old age
and no longer have the look of youth
The promise that they believe and hope for
is only a small part of a much larger truth.
All things in heaven and earth—including
love, takes place according to a season
And the relationship of any two love birds
changes and lasts for similar reasons.
However, time and unforeseen circumstances were
enough to plant within them early seeds of doubt.
Avoiding contact with each other for a period of
weeks became necessary in order to work things out.
As time slowly passed them by, the couple started to
believe that their love had finally reached its ending.
The future they planned on together as man and wife
was in dire shape and there was no use in pretending.
But, as the saying goes, “absence makes the heart
grow fonder” and it turned out to be true in their case.
It had taken almost losing each other for good for the
to learn that their love was still intact and and in place.
A word to the wise” “Sometimes it is good to spend
some time apart with the goal of getting together again.
Testing the level of commitment to each other will let
them understand what could happen every now and then.
This love story could be true of anyone who has ever
had love and then lost it, sometimes never to be found.
If this should ever happen to you, do not lose hope that
you will never know love, because it's somewhere around.
The following poem is a true love story
that I dedicate to all the lovers everywhere.
It is the story about two lovers whose love
was lost and then as suddenly it was there.
The lovers in this story come from completely
different cultures, beliefs, and background.
They started out as friends, but as love goes it
they were swept up in the new love they found.
Their story had the usual twists of fate that all
lovers will eventually have to muddle through .
Of course, there was the rapture of the moment
and they bond they forged was sincere and true.
Their worlds could have come together easily
and taken flight like on the wings of a dove.
A blissful and peaceful time that would perfectly
celebrate their deepening and newly found love.
Like all stories, there were antagonists who tried
to stop them or cause them trouble, but in vain.
Putting up with various obstacles the couple were
able to use as stepping stones their love did remain.
She felt this way when love was new
And as too young girls oftenthought
The petals of a daisy, delicatelypicked,
Might settle whether he loves me ornot.
Perhaps this symbolic gesture could
In a way give her some peace ofmind
And settle her thoughts for themoment
And let her heart once again truelove find
On a table across the soft-lit livingroom
Gathered from the garden justyesterday
Sits a crystal vase of fragrant flowers
Arranged in a large beautifulbouquet.
Tenderly she holds a daisybetween
Two fingers and begins tocontemplate.
A single daisy could in no waybegin to
Describe how she felt about hermate.
Her husband and life-long partneroften
Told her that he never once had todoubt.
He loved her since the first timethey met
And did not need a daisy to figureit out.
At such times she realizes that sheno
Longer has to seek love as herquest.
Their love has remained throughthese
Golden years and will survive therest.
Love is a perfect bond of union
That began somewhere in herheart.
And extended itself to someone
With whom she vowed never topart.
There are times when she's lesscertain—
It seems love's shine has fadedaway
She finds herself wondering if theman
She married still loves her till thisday.
When lonely or exasperated as shegets
She has given way to many tears
Always in the heat of cold silence
A timely reassuring thoughtappears.
He may have touched on the “secret to happiness and
longevity” that all married couples starting out must find;
With so many demands on their family and the constant
scrutiny, together time is something they must keep in mind.
But, when you go on a date night, you must reflect on those
moments you fell in love—Although it was easier then to do.
As they grew in their respective careers and becoming parents
that together time is increasingly harder and such times are few .
Having dinner together as a family is a pleasure for them now.
When he was in Washington and she in Chicago, it was difficult.
The demands as a junior Senator were busy and getting used to
the time zone made it that much harder which was not his fault.
The fact is that they missed each other and it became a strain
on them, with his being the President living at the White House
He had to hit the ground running because of the fiscal crisis, but
missed his family and had to balance the Presidency with his spouse.
So, the date night was his way to not only keep his word, but to
make sure she had a good time, too soon they will have to go back.
The last thing he expected from keeping a promise was to have the
the it reported on in the media or to come under criticism or attack.
Stealing away to share an intimate evening is a prescription to keep
a marriage strong and instead of criticism, he should be commended.
As relationship experts are bound to keep repeating that his example
is clearly the way to keep their lives in sync and it is recommended.
The President is not shy about holding hands and
women gush to their husband, “He's so romantic.”
The men, on the other hand, feel that he's making
them look bad, and respond in a typical body politic.
President Obama is a man of his word, as was clearly
showed with his victory to his daughters about a dog.
And, true to his word, the “First Puppy” named Bo
is the delight of the girls and apparently likes to jog.
The President also made a promise to his lovely wife
who was at his side, tirelessly during the campaign.
He felt she deserved a night on the town in New York
as promised with dinner, Broadway, and champagne.
This he did with the “unusual” extra people that have
the duties of security or any assistance he might need.
He did not run up a huge tab that otherwise be put at
the taxpayer's expense for such an extravagant deed.
Michelle recalled their first “date” was at a museum
and it had the desired impression and it turned out well.
To be that he was a most unusual suitor is a sign that
their union is strong, as any happy couple could see.
A date night with his wife in semi-private seclusion is a
luxury for a man with so many “priorities on his plate,”
shows that he wears many hats, yet has always kept his
family life in balance as any husband/father can relate.
But, only if he turns out well and grows
up to be the source of her pride and joy
Otherwise he is just a source of heartache
And she knows he's no longer her little boy.
A mother's love is above all things a love
that intense and at the same time tender
Motherhood is a blessing from God and
a blessing is something you don't surrender.
I must admit that I do not have offspring
As a mother I have been only in name—
But I understand that concept of this love
A mother's love is unlike any love the same.
To all those little ones out there who are
in need of a tender touch or a gentle kiss
I hope that someone will whisper these
words gently so that love you do not miss.
There is nothing in the world more
tender than a mother's special touch
Combined with the soothing sound
of her voice for her baby it does much
Cradling newborn close to you makes
each of you feel the other's heartbeat
And strengthens the bond between you
in a perfect circle of love that is complete.
A mother's love is the nurturing kind
and with a lot of her tender loving care
her little one will stay swaddled close
as she now carries him again everywhere.
It is the most beautiful thing in the world
the way that a mother cherishes her son
He may be his father's inheritance and
legacy, but to him she is the revered one.
Love is mystical, magical and wonderful for those who
are able to find true love and when you're in love time flies.
Smells are intensified, sights and sounds come alive and
everything seems exceptionally clear even the birds cries.
To make togetherness a time that will be remembered by
both requires a stron g desire by one and a bit of imagination.
Keeping it fresh and new, like it was in the very beginning
means having the thrill that was there in times of recreation.
What is really needed are some roses, some candlelight, a
little wine, and the right music to set the desired mood.
And so that there is no tush to the evening, the preparation
of his or her favorite culinary delights,or catered food.
Romancing the one you love should be one of the most
pleasurable things that you will ever do in your whole life.
The right mood leads to touching, caressing, kissing and
ultimately making love the greatest act for husband or wife.
You should also remember the things that make him or her
happy and find ways to incorporate them in your plans.
Experts on keeping the relationship healthy and blossoming
say that, surprise date night or special evening on your hands.
Love is a feeling—a feeling like no other feeling in the world.
Romance requires a commitment to the one you love above all.
It is exhilarating and exciting, especially when its new and you
are in discovery mode; Keep an open line, love will come to call.
When two ideal hearts come together, it is to be “a
union of two into a single unit as a family is begun.
And the bond strengthens ever deeper when children
bless their lives and they function even more as one.
If you believe in miracles, then you have to believe
in finding that elusive “one of a kind lover for you.
The miracle of life awaits you and that special one
that the heavens has sent to compliment all you do.
Hand in glove together and shoulder to shoulder in
marching if necessary, “through the gates of hell.”
A formidable force to be reconed with if there ever
was and more a prediction that things will be well.
There is someone for everyone, I firmly believe this is
true—Although some claim they cannot find anyone.
It is the reward for the effort into being out there to
be seen by the right person, networking to get it done.
They say that a blind man could start talking about
seeing again and a crippled one might want to dance.
They say there is nothing that you won't do for that one
lucky somebody that you see if love stands a chance.
There are times when you might question what you think
you have when things go wrong and you cannot get
Remember the things that you know you would do for a
one of a kind love affair that was forever enshrined in a
A “One of a kind love affair” is described
as being an enigma wrapped in mystery.
It is an epic love of the century lovers like
that of queen Cleopatra and Marc Anthony.
It's the kind of love that if it passes you by,
you wonder if you can find it in your past.
It would be naive to think that someone will
learn in their lifetime that dalliances never last.
A one of a kind love is the kind that breaks you
out of a slow lane to an unobstructed expressway.
The exuberation and the novelty of the love at
hand, that finds a way to renew itself every day.
If you have a one of a kind lover, your friends
may be telling you he's not the kind to settle down.
It may be hard to hear people whisper things to
you about him and his reputation around town.
But, if it is a one of a kind type of love that you
both have found and it is by its very definition.
The kind of love that you read about in a fairy
tail and everybody lives the ending's rendition.
A one of a kind love affair is the type that you see
in watching the President and First Lady together.
It is so much more than the two are separate and
apart from each other and in good and bad weather.
She's been the favorite bridesmaid at more weddings
that can be counted and it has never gotten to her mind.
She is the most self-assured woman that a man is likely
to encounter in his life and no better person can he find.
Whenever someone takes too much of an interest in her,
she is likely to let him down gently or else run and hide.
Tease her if you must, but she is determined to stay as
she is “single and free” and to never be someone's bride.
You cannot get her to explain herself or to elaborate on
why she prefers to remain unattached or what she meant.
She makes a valid point about the cost of weddings and
often mentions the amount of time and effort that is spent.
Marriage and a family is a natural desire to fulfill by
many girls from time of their first romance to their “day.”
But, others like the independence of being single and do
not intend to change because in truth they like it that way.
People frequently comment that “she's such a
lovely girl and would make a man a good wife.”
She has warm and genuine smile and has all
the necessary skills that girls must learn in life.
But, she is one that is hard to catch and seems
that she is in no hurry to become someone's bride.
She has been known to run away if anyone tries
to fix her up for a date and she puts the idea aside.
One by one her single friends were married and it
her that was the one who was always a bridesmaid.
Hooked up with a best man who was not exactly a
match maid in heaven and she thought it never
The irony is that guys are crazy about her because
she is not the other girls and not the “typical chick.”
She loves sports of all kinds, is funny, not girlie,
can take a joke besides having a mind that is quick.
The grandchildren call them “pop-pop and Nana”
grandma or grandpap, or even “gram or grandy.”
Kids use these shortened forms off address not
because they are told to, but because they are handy.
Sometimes the granddad provides his new name for
his few grand baby preferring to be called “paappy.”
Holding his grandchild in his arms he is all smiles as
he contemplates the child and could not be more happy.
Grandmothers are equally enthused they pay attention
to what the parents might possibly do that is wrong.
Fortunately the newly minted parents learn quickly and
Grandma’s constant criticism doesn’t tent to last very long.
A grandparent’s role is critical to the child’s emotional and
Physical well being and a vital model for the rest of their life.
There are things that they can teach that will serve as a guide
whenever the child faces the world with all its potential strife.
The value of their collective wisdom is priceless within the
family dynamic and a source of information and an authority.
Especially on matters pertaining to parenting, as they are the
ones who raised their own children to adulthood and maturity.
Upon reaching adulthood children can choose to heed their
grandparent’s advice or wisely continue to seek them out.
There is always the need to have a listening ear, especially at
times when the parent’s may express an opinion or have doubt.
Sometimes a parent may have a fondness for one child over
Another and this can cause the child to develop an insecurity.
But, a grandparent’s love does not play favorites as each one
is considered special in their eyes and that is always a certainty.
Palates and brushes is all I need to
capture your essence and your smile.
The kind of peace and tranquility
that I have only when
you hide yourself
The color of love does not fade in
time When you take the
paints off the shelf.
And when we're in the mood we can
celebrate with much abandon and
The color of our love to be the color of
the spotlight and our new celebrity.
Our souls will be as one with you my
colorful flower the promise of
mystery. Draw your mouth to mine
and you will my lips in luscious red
and wet sheen, I'll trace a hand along
your spine today tickle a little and to
send colorful sparks.
Shooting forth like a fireworks display.
To hold each other oh so tight and
preen. And the moon shall give its
glow to the moment with a clear star-
studded sky, Reflecting the light into
So, here I go again, losing out on the
love that for so long I thought was mine.
Only to have to face the truth about it―
that for me, love simply ran out of time.
This was nit how it was supposed to be;
You and I splitting up, today within hours.
I feel as hurt as a little child who was hurt
when he picked mommy weeds not flowers.
I remember the song, “Band of Gold” and in
it she sang something about their honeymoon.
I didn't think I heard her right when she said
that night, they stayed in separate rooms.
That's when I masde the connection to us and
the reality is, it's you and me blowing my heart.
We don't spend any time together anymore
I think we exist in separate worlds always
I can't keep my wedding rings anymore because
they stand for a fiction that is in reality just a lie.
You don't have to tell me twice that you decided
to give living with an “alternative” lifestyle a try.
Yes, you might think you had my blessing as I
smiled and tried to put on a happy face instead.
I didn't encourage you to make that choice, but
I know this has been your desire and enough said.
Whenever I tried to get you to talk about it, you
ignored me and got moody and that is a true fact.
So, I tried to learn for myself what will be the
outcome of your conflict and continued with my act.
I don't think of you with love anymore and it pains
me to say I'll never love again, the cost is too much.
To play with someone's emotions is a cruel and
mean thing to do and it has a very devestating touch.
The Groom will be as the commercial promises “all eyes will be
on her, but her eyes will be on his tux” in silver trimmed in black.
Tailor-made for the occasion, he does not resist her when she asks
he wear cuff links belonging to her father who died of a heart attack.
You, the bride, have followed the tradition of obtaining something
borrowed old new and borrowed and the gown's a masterpiece.
A custom made wedding gown of white satin overlayed in a lace
of Austrian crystals, white pearls and diamonds donated by a niece.
The nearly completed checklist has only a couple of things that are
left to be done, including the rehearsal dinner and the invitations.
Putting together a guest list without a serious argument, shows how
mature you both are and this bodes well, for your future relations.
Everything that should have been thought through, you have
done together which is remarkable and necessary to reduce strain.
Some couples do not plan the wedding together and often regret it
especially, if they later divorce and the memory produces only pain.
So much time spent on analyzing and scrutinizing every possible
consideration wedding planners say must be done in minute detail.
If you've done everything in your power that you believe should be,
Then you may be surprised to learn that in one key area you can fail.
You have heard the expression, “A three-fold chord cannot be easily torn in two,” and it didn't e
The bad news is that if you do not include the “One” who institutedmarriage at the beginning,i
The countdown to your wedding day is fast approaching
and you've planned things so that no detail is overlooked.
You've taken care of the gift registry, invitations, cake,
bridal party, best men, and the best entertainment booked.
The bride's maids are to be decked out in pink satin dresses
with slim sleeves, of champagne-colored lace over a sheath.
And have form-fitting body suites of stretchable lace which
allows them to show off their curves modestly underneath.
They don't complain that you are a “Bridezilla” turning it
into a nightmare for those asked to participate in it some how.
All hair will be in a French braid with pearls and baby's breath
garnishing, makeup and other accessories, to make them wow.
The groom's men, with the exception of the “Best Man” are
to be clad in champagne-colored tuxes with a mauve bow ties.
The Best Man's tuxedo will be silver like the groom's but he
will have the same bow tie as the others and one of the guys.
The “Flower Girl” is a three-year cutie, named Rachael, who
will be cute as a button in her “special dress” everyone can see.
She's the last one to walk down the aisle before the bride makes
her entrance towards the front and her waiting husband to be.
Failing to take into consideration the advice from God who made
man in his image and brought our first parents together as one.
Husbands and wives must dwell together in peace and harmony if
the plan's success and only when plans include him you are done.
Is your marriage at risk of ending in divorce,
that and do you realistically want it to end?
This a very serious question you should
know the answer because much may depend.
Have you both been to a marriage counselor to
try and figure out why the marriage doesn't work?
Does he complain that you (wife) are never satisfied
and does she complain (husband) you act like a jerk?
Are there children involved that could be adversely
affected by a divorce if that is how you want it to be?
Are the differences considered irreconcilable and is
this what is behind the feelings as a potential source?
Has the love you had at first really lost its shine and
is this a temporary condition that can always disappear?
Is there the potential for one or the other to have an affair
does either of you privately think so and are you in fear?
Can you describe what exactly has changed between the
two of you since the day when you became man and wife?
What terrible thing has happened to you for your marriage
to be filled with animosity and the bitterness in your life?
Throughout the world over it has been reported that a
successful marriage statistically has a fifty-fifty chance.
Those odds increase exponentially whenever the couple
no longer have a need nor the inclination towards romance.
Did one or both of you enter into marriage without giving it
serious thought that might have warned you about this fate?
If the answer is a yes, how do you feel about the reality that
the two of you now face and are you really sure it's too late.
Are still able to talk with one another without emotions
getting in the way and the conversation eventually is abrupt?
Is there normally peace in the home or does marital discord
tend to make any attempt at working at it suddenly erupt?
Are you like two ships passing in the night, totally unaware
of each others presence so you are not in each other's way?
Is the cause of your ignoring each other due to the fact that
you are convinced that there is nothing at all you can say.
Husband: can you honestly say that you treat your wife with
honor and treat her like you take of yourself every single day?
And wife: Do you recognize you husband's headship or does
a rebellious spirit sometimes show itself and get in the way?
Is there a reliable source that can provide information that
is useful and by following it you can your marriage save?
Are there helpful reminders that you can incorporate in your
marriage to remember the vows and the promises you gave.
There is a source that outlines the roles and responsibilities
for both husbands and wives that you might have heard.
Our Creator instituted marriage who knows best how to live
together and has provided counsel on marriage in his word.
Anyone who has ever witnessed
lightning put on an awesome display.
Can easily compare it to the feeling
of love's passion, and it is not a cliché.
Thunder and lightning are a storms
release of built up electrical tension.
Intimate encounters follow a similar
course to a crescendo to an ascension.
The phases of love are complete and
sex seems to be the natural solution.
Excitement comes first, followed by
climax, and then finally resolution.
That storms also produce excitement
shouldn't at all be considered strange.
Often it is the implied danger and
the risk that desire cannot change.
For a time they are connected, the
storm and the two entwined lovers.
Nature sets the stage for romance
and the rain life sees and discovers.
That anyone would undertake such
an actual encounter on lover's lane
is okay—love makes us do the crazy
things, like making love In The Rain.
Happy people enjoy seeing others
singing and dancing in the rain.
While singers sometimes croon out
sad love songs about emotional pain
Starry-eyed lovers stroll holding
hands the rain during the season.
At home they snuggle closer and
high birth rates result for a reason.
Some think it goes against common
sense to go outside during a storm.
But, lovers know when electricity
is in the air, it causes desire to form.
Passion is want gone to extreme
It encompasses more than desire
And it the heat of the moment
Rain has been known to inspire.
When in time come love grows old
and familiar feelings start to wane
Is the time when copious showers
of memories fall like needed rain.
People have sometimes wondered
what gives rain so much power?
To make people run to get out of
it while causing plants to flower.
That is not to say that none of these
relationships has a chance to succeed.
Some have lasted longer than couples
who marry out of their desire or need.
In the last century there has been a
steady rise in the rate of divorce―
Leading some to speculate that this
is a much less risky and costly course.
Whether you decide to commit fully
and skip on the marriage ceremony.
Keep in mind that the relationship
is as serious as any holy matrimony.
A rule that can apply to either choice
is that the two must behave as if one.
Sharing in both good and bad times
and the responsibility for what is done.
Finding that special someone with
whom you have discovered true love,
Can be the most rewarding experience
placing no one nor anything above.
In this day of open relationships
it seems marriage is not in vogue.
Women are happy being single
while men like playing the rogue.
It is now considered fashionable
to cohabit before they commit.
Surprisingly, it is women more so
than men who seem to not want it.
In some ways it is a good thing that
women can exercise a new freedom.
One drawback is that the woman
has a reputation hard to run from.
The modern experiment in marriage
goes against most religious teaching.
Ministers are quick to point out it's
God's arrangement in their preaching.
Common law marriage is recognized
in many states and has not declined.
The legality of the relationship varies
so couples should keep this in mind.
Please――Don't mind if I start to grin
I am dry, but he has me shaken and stirred
And I want to quench my thirst at the
fountains of waters of you and drink you in.
Please――Don't make me plead
with the “man in the moon” so that he will
stay away for a while longer while so I can
watch the sun worship you filling my need
Please――Don't hide your fine physique
You made me limp like driftwood and because
of you I an caught in an undertow and I want
to erupt like a geyser, but, alas, I am too weak.
Please――Believe me when I say
You are a brother like no other and I pray
that the sun hold back the rains so that I
can have this delicious treat every day.
Please ――You can confess
Tell me if you know the fireman's credo
You know, “find 'em hot and leave 'em wet.”
If so, you know the source of my wetness.
Somebody please ――Hold me back
Who is that tall drink of water standing there
looking better than a body has a right to, and
styling in the sun like a god in obsidian black.
Please――Wipe the sweat from my brow
Who is this fine specimen of a man, a brother
that has been “kissed hard” by the sun?
I was about to leave, but there's no way now.
Please―― Pinch me to see if he's real
I must be dreaming because I see the full
effect of chiseled muscles that ripple like
the wind-driven sand that is my appeal.
Please―――Help me I think I'm falling
in the deep end and I could drown with
desire waiting for you to throw me a line
'Cause I think that your body is calling
Please――Let me be that cool breeze
that chases the beads of sweat down your
satiny smooth spine and you could dive in
head-first causing a tsunami wave with ease
Rolphie is part Boxer and part Pit Bull and is big
as dogs go, but he is as affectionate as he can be.
He loves to chase your feet and eat snowballs if
you trow them and is just like a big kid in reality.
Bo will develop a personality that will reflect his
temperament and his breed along with any training.
He will likely be the hit of all children that visit the
White House of the family that he will be gaining.
W Americans really love our dogs and we devote
much time and resources on caring and spoiling them.
Ask any dog lover and they will tell you that the dog
is more precious and valuable to them than any gem.
There are many furry friends that people have in the
home that is considered officially as the “family pet.”
Dogs bring so much joy into your world which is
something unique that the two you have not experienced
Having a dog is different from being around your parents,
friends, or relatives and having one is positively a lot of fun.
Who else is always happy and enthusiastic to see you daily
and will gladly go with you whenever you want to take a run.
The Obama girls will learn in time what
dog lovers all over the world already know.
Having a puppy will bring lots of fun and
responsibility as they will learn with “Bo.”
The “First Dog” will be a welcome addition
to the family and and is sure to be a delight.
They give their affection unselfishly and do
make a good friend to have with you at night.
Puppies are energetic as most young are at
first before they are trained and can be a chore.
But, the good times running and playing with
them and companionship is worth much more.
My family had few dogs when I was growing
up with names like Lady, Trixie, and Brownie.
The last one wandered into our yard when he
was just a puppy and we fell in love
I have a couple of dog pals named Rolphie and
Tonka, whom I affectionately call “Bonker Boo.”
He is Cocker Spaniel Poodle mix who loves to
get silly and wags his stubby little tail for you.
Cherish is a word that is often used
to describe something that we treasure
more than anything in the universe
on a scale that no one can measure.
Children are a cherished inheritance
The miracle of birth gift from above
The fabric of a family heirloom
weaved together in a circle of love.
Single possession can be cherished above
an abundance or shortage other things
It represents a value only the owner
knows happiness of possession it brings.
Friendships are often cherished because
of the mysterious and special bond
that happens between two people who are
connected in ways more than being fond.
Cherished moments are like rare artifacts
that holds within it an untold story
Some are stowed away from public view
while others on display in all their glory.
When a person is considered cherished
they are held in highest esteem
Expressions of best wishes and well
being to them continually stream.
Most people cherish something, but it
by far better to cherish someone
The best will always be in store for
life, just like the promise of new sun.
The fact that we can cherish at all
challenges us in every way
to stop and really smell the roses
and find a way to Cherish the Day.
I wish the world used the principal
that life is something to cherish
For as long and I live and breathe
This thought will never perish.
The quest to find that one thing for a
reward deserved is a time to reflect
Good comes from road least traveled
To cherish this goal commands respect.
Love is an emotion, the personification of
which cab only be summed up in God.
The wonders of creation itself fills us with
a sense of wonder and we are rightly awed.
The Bible tells us that we were created in the
likeness of Him and have the capacity to love.
When we show love to one another we are
sharing a gift that came directly from God above.
Mankind has put a name or label to everything we
discover in the course of exploration and know
that in the scheme of things there are times when our
experience defies our ability of love to show.
We have always been comfortable with the who, what,
when of matters, but never understand how.
What is it about love that makes it frustrating and
difficult to cope with sometimes especially right now.
There is a lack of natural affection on the part of
many people throughout the whole world today.
They do not owe anyone anything, even those they
should care about or at least that's what they say.
There is a proverb in the Bible that says: “Expectation
postponed is making the heart sick” quite literally.
If you consider the degree that love influences the mind
because it is the seat of motivation, it had to be.
The American Heart Association has information onmany
topics concerning killer heart diseases and more.
The things that can cause a heart attack are specific to
personal lifestyle and is preventable at the matter's core.
Love is not a disease, but it can make you sick when
you get that feeling that you have not had for a while.
Maybe you did not think it could happen to you as you
maintained your single and free attitude and lifestyle.
“Explain O Love your seemingly eternal mystery
You are elusive, yet your footprint is very near.
Why is it that people willingly sacrifice their soul
'in the name of love' without any trace of fear?”
Love for its part will answer and say, “Not every
one loves a mystery, as such I am but one of many
emotions to lay bare the stubbornest fickle heart.
People don't miss hate when they haven't any.”
“Divulge, O Love your secret to eternal happiness.
The kind of love one dreams living without regret.
Why is it that 'in the name of love' women confess
undying love and all their most intimate secrets?”
Love now whispers a secret the discerning heart if
honest with respect to how they love cannot deny;
“Solidarity is the key to success of any relationship
for those that are willing of mind and heart to try.”
Expose, O Love the truth concerning you, that you
are priceless, and as such exact a tremendous cost.
Why is there an imposed isolation of oneself when
the promised “forever together” is suddenly lost?”
Love can feel hurt at its being dishonored by hurt
done 'in its name,' so its reputation it must defend.
“Would you really share the ecstasy of intimacy
with someone you regard as merely just a friend?”
Reveal, O Love your source, the place from which
you came that inspires songs of rejection and pain.
Why is it, “for the love of God” that so many have
searched for you their lifetime and it was in vain?”
Love, as expressed by God is the embodiment of
love, it is His most outstanding attribute above all.
Love says, “We should imitate Him by our acts of
selfless generosity of spirit and respond to my call.”
“O Love, Felicè, Eros, Erotica and Agapè, all of you
distinguishable from the other by meaning or name.
Whereas, the whole world loves the things it loves
with its whole heart and “love” is a universal flame.”
Love expresses itself in a passionate voice, “Come to
me for I become the gift that keeps right on giving.
It was as an expression of His love that you even exist.
It is by the ultimate sacrifice of love you keep on living.
A Pacific-Islander can marry a Native American
Indian and these would not be considered improper.
The union of the two people who profess love for
one another is what matters and what it may offer.
There are still recognized cases of resistance to
certain types of relationships, such as same sex.
The religious community continues to resist the
reality of these unions and their stance is to vex.
Color, in every other sense is welcome because it
reminds us that variety exists naturally everywhere.
Except for the interpersonal relationships that are
on every nation on the earth, most people do not care.
So, if anyone has cause against you because they see
you as defiling what they believe, raise your voice.
Do not let them try to persuade you otherwise, no one
has the right to limit your options or affect your choice.
Take a look at couples and lovers from
around the world and you are apt to find,
that when it comes to relationships, love
thankfully, as the case often is, color-blind.
No matter what country you are from or
climate is hot or cold, lovers interconnect.
They sometimes produce bi-racial offspring
and this further enhances the variety effect.
Variety, it is often said, “is the spice of life.”
It does not matter what race, color or creed.
This is a good thing for those who are looking
for their soul mate and have that personal need.
It does not matter what your national identity is,
nor does it matter what language(s) you speak.
The ties that love produces have the desired out-
come and what binds us together is all we seek.
So, where do you go to find true love after it hasn't
again come your way―have you someone to trust?
First, you must learn to listen to your heart and
see opportunities that are there ―for love, not lust.
If you want a satisfying love life in which no other
candidates can compete, you must seriously wonder.
Whether you view a potential mate as more than a
conquest or if blind love will cause another blunder.
Take some free advice from one who knows that it
requires a firm commitment to do whatever it takes.
Love requires no less than everything―otherwise
your quest is in vain and you'll again have bad breaks.
Keep seeking it and someday you will find it, or as
occasionally occurs, it manages to find you instead.
A magical moment when you know “this is the one.”
The only thing left undone is to decide when to wed.
Love is mysterious to be sure, but it rewards those who
possess it with everlasting benefits and undying support.
Never develop the wrong mindset that the opposite sex
should be treated as “a fish in the sea” or love is a sport.
You had your chance to be with (her) him―
But, you blew it and now it's much too late.
Your fortuitous meeting was mere coincidence
than if by design or the “fickle hand of fate.”
If you don't know what is required to make
a relationship work or how to make it last.
While you were playing the “role,” you did
not remember that you can't out live your past.
You might have spent your lifetime looking
for love in all the wrong places and now know.
That “Ms. ( Mr.) right” is waiting in plain
sight for you to notice, but you were a no show.
Now you're looking again for that special person
to spend the rest of your life with and to share.
The fruits of your hard work and the assets you
have accumulated, if someone would only care.
Too bad you were selfish and self-absorbed and
the chance passed and that's truly a crying
You would have been better served reading
from columnists who know that love is not game.
There is no reason for “dating” to end because
you tied the knot and are now bound together.
Like a spring shower that cleanses the air, it
refreshes and renews during inclement weather.
Your wedding day as you have planned it, must
be a time of much happiness, blessings and joy.
Remember, bride—it is a man whom you are to
marry and say, “I do,” not some naive little boy.
You may take his name as your own, but you
never ever lose your family's unique heritage.
Whether you decide to keep your maiden name
hyphenated, is to be decided when you engage.
Take things slow and let the progress come in
along with the blessings that will never end.
It may be destiny that brought the two of you
together, but patience is needed in order to blend.
If you believe it was fate that brought the
two of you together, then it smiled on you.
Fate rarely gets it right where matters of
the heart are concerned, the axiom is true.
It will require more than luck or kismet, or
to make a union of the two a successful one.
And it will take more than chance to see to
it that each party knows what must be done.
Talking about the future before it occurs is a
wise plan for awareness of each other's
If the course of wisdom to seek the other's
advantage to make peace, then you will find.
In doing random acts of kindness, each can
set the standard for how to treat one's mate.
Looking to keep the love that you had at first
sight is a good way to think or contemplate.
The scene was an assembly of the members of the
two families for a pre-wedding dinner rehearsal.
To iron out the remaining details for the wedding
which was to occur the next week barring a reversal.
The head of the long banquet table was reserved by
tradition for father of the bride and her mother, his wife.
The blending of two families is an occasion for them
to be together for one evening, before the day its for life.
Before the evening got started, a controversy arose about
a rather trivial matter concerning the seating arrangement
Some extended family members felt that they were being
slighted somehow and could not resist making a comment.
This morphed into a “bickering fest” that clearly upset the
bride-to-be and being pregnant, she began to feel much
Her fiancé rushed her to the hospital, concerned for her and
the baby's well-being, told by the doctor she should remain.
The hospital checked her in and put a baby monitor on her
to assess the baby's condition and was told the baby is fine.
The fiasco had started around five o'clock pm. and now it
was much later in the evening, just about a quarter past
Alone and together and relieved about the baby, they had a
talk about what happened and decided she could not cope.
The stress of the planning of the wedding and now this, was
a signal for them and they decided that they'd rather elope.
They showed exceptional maturity in looking at what
occurred at the dinner and took it as a kind of premonition.
Knowing that nothing would change in a week's time, it was
final―that she could not cope, especially in her condition.
The news of their elopement caught the family by complete
surprise and they were disappointed, but very little was said.
They understood the reasons why without being told and
decided to plan just a reception to celebrate their union
Herein lies an object lesson on keeping the focus on what is
truly important things and leaving out the trivial or mundane.
Proof that you can keep a “level head” and see things the
way they really are and prevent yourself from going insane.
Starting a life together does not require an elaborate or
expensive wedding to ensure what happiness it will bring.
Being on the same page with one another is the only way
to keep the focus on what matters most is the wise thing.
It takes more than an appearance of acting in
a fine manner always by reason of faith alone.
Thi9s “brotherly love” is cultivated as if it were
a garden of goodness that is continually shown.
When it comes to expressing love, perhaps the
ancient Greeks had it right on how to say it best.
They used the word “agápe” when referring to
brotherly love was set apart from all the rest.
When it was used in the context of Christian
unity it meant love that was not deemed romantic.
It was not the kind of love shared between a man
and wife, family members, but more than semantic.
Agápe was different than “Eros, Felice, or even
Erotica―it is love tbat is baed on principle at its best.
To have the same faith as we have for our Creator for
our brothers is where our salvation actually does rest.
Of course, brothers and sisters in the congregation
imitate Jehovah who showed greatest act of love.
By offering His son as a sacrifice to redeem mankind
and watches over us from His heavenly throne above.
When I was a young girl a family friend
advised me to take my parents by the hand.
She said if they ask where they are going
then say, “we're going to the promised land.”
Although I was with her several times a
week, this was the first time she said this.
I understood what she was asking me to
do and it was an invitation they can't miss.
Mom, mom was a distant relation, but she
was faithful in many ways hard to express.
She was a very kind soul that cared for my
family and this thing she had to address.
Many years later I am happy to say that I
dis ass she asked me and I am happy to say.
They are steadfast in their determination to
continue walking as Christ's disciples today.
This required a change of behavior and it
is manifest in their love towards others.
These people are a special group of “friends”
referred to one another as sisters and
I love everything about weddings,
From the planning to the ceremony.
I never fail to get teary-eyed when
the couple exchanges their vows and
are locked together in holy matrimony.
I love it that friends and family get to
participate and celebrate their romance.
The receptions are usually festive and lively
with all the attention focused on the happy
couple intertwined in the traditional dance.
How the times have changed and now the
love is lost that was shared at the beginning.
What about the promises you made to love
honor and respect one another, through the best
or worst of times with love as your underpinning.
A few trusted family members or close friend
might have warned you about “the bloom of youth.”
That is what happens when high school sweethearts
can hardly find enough excuses to explain why they
can no longer live together, a sad and painful truth.
Neither is concerned about the welfare of their mate.
There is no consideration of the other's needs or wants.
Where there was once expressions of love and terms of
endearment, there is only flying accusations, bitterness,
wrath, and screaming at each other abusive taunts.
Sadder, still the situation becomes if there are children
involved and neither party is willing to work things out.
Broken families can lead to divorce and total dissolution.
The marriage, which may become contentious― needing
lawyers, judges, and any hope of salvation left in doubt.
Time for a little “Tough Love” for those who are in this
situation and considering divorce with all seriousness.
Before the promises slip away and it comes to an end.
remember your wedding day, the joy, who caught the
bouquet, and how you went from wedded bliss, to this.
Do you think you know what love is?
It is written that it forms a perfect bond.
How do you know that it is true love if
you find someone you are more than fond?
Did you know some people claim to never have
been in love, nor do they care if they missed out.
They say, “love is blind, after all, so there is no
way to miss what you cannot see―no doubt.h
Humans can experience love, share love (or not)
accept love, but they can never claim to be love.
There is only One that can make that claim and He
does not reside on earth but, in the heavens above.
God is love and therefore bids us to walk in love's
most excelling way―influencing all we do and say.
Without love we are an empty shell without purpose
and no one sees the beauty we possess any given day.
If your mother loves you, she will put
nutritious food on your plate at each meal.
She knows what you need to grow properly
and she does not think doing so is a big deal.
What would you willingly sacrifice to save
the lives of people whom you've never met?
Is it love that allows you to remember details
of events or places that you will never forget?
How can we really understand what love is―
We all know that love is the opposite of hate.
Did you know that love is the foremost of all
other emotions and is too much to
Some people spend their lives searching for it,
but unfortunately they look in the wrong places.
They say you can see the look of love when a
person is bitten by the “love bug” in their faces.
When we first got together, it was
like being on a 24/7 natural high.
Cloud nine was our private place
to escape with our head in the sky.
We were so in love that we made
a promise to commit to each other.
Although not old enough to marry,
we vowed to love of one another.
People called what we felt “puppy
love” ―a mistake often misspoken.
In a simple ceremony, we said our
vows and exchanged a small token.
As far as we were concerned, we had
a love affair like on the movie screen.
Our passion was absolute and what we
shared was real―especially for a teen.
Everything in our world seemed to
celebrate the two of us as we were one.
Kindred spirits that were born to be
together because of what we have done.
Our home was on “cloud nine” with a
castle where the sun touches the sky.
We had gardens of goodness and the
beauty of our surroundings up this high.
We said our love was forever, but fate
intervened leaving me broken hearted.
One day everything changed and I was
left wondering what it was we started.
Losing you cut like a knife and I was cut
to my soul, wondering what went wrong.
Forever is too long into the future to claim
love will endure when it does not last long.
When did the word “Intimate” get
the connotation as a negative thing?”
There was a time not too long ago, if
it was right it could make angels sing.
I miss the way two people would look
at each other with “knowing eyes.”
Just the thought of being with the one
you love in life was the ultimate prize.
Having an “intimate acquaintance” was
considered anything but a sexual liaison.
time when you could make reference
to such a person innocently are gone..
To know something “intimately” meant
you had more than casual knowledge.
You could be an expert on any subject
without having even attended college.