Friday, March 2, 2012

I Love a Man in Uniform


My husband, Pete, 20+ years ago in the Marines (before we knew each other)

He once wrote a poem for me
about the wind and the waves
how the ocean breeze felt upon his face
breathing in the salty air
as water lapped upon his feet
in rhythmic solitude
a moonlit night, a starry sky
sitting on the wooden pier
two hearts as one;
nothing could compare, he wrote
and sent it with a card
the poem I keep beside our bed
my husband, my hero
still today.

~~

@laurie kolp
Prompt inspiration: IGWRT's Fireblossom Friday

21 comments:

Janet said...

Laurie, breath-taking! I need to go get a kleenex~

Kerry O'Connor said...

Aw! You have an unfair advantage on the rest of us, with this super romantic man in uniform of yours...
Lovely words to share.

Buddah Moskowitz said...

Wonderful poem and he sounds like a good guy to me - hey, every serviceman has my undying respect! Glad he got you.

Brian Miller said...

big grins at this one laurie....not only at his serving but your feelings of him as your hero still...lovely

kaykuala said...

How nice, Laurie! And how touching. A hero once and forever!

Hank

Sherry Blue Sky said...

How lovely. I am hearing about so many long-term happy loving marriages lately, that I am having to adjust my disillusionment, hee hee. You make me a believer, once more, in romance. Love this poem, and the story behind it.

Mary Ann Potter said...

Wow. Beautiful. What a lovely tribute to your husband and to a happy marriage. (Loved the photograph, too. Handsome guy.)

Arian Tejano said...

"the poem I keep beside our bed"

Now, I can't stop smiling.

WinterWrites said...

Sentimentally beautiful!

Kateri said...

So sweet, and so beautiful...

Isadora Gruye said...

aw....cute!

Kay L. Davies said...

Wonderful, Laurie, so wonderful.
K

Rinkly Rimes said...

Now THAT'S love.

Dave King said...

Wow, that's really something to treasure!

Mama Zen said...

This is so sweet!

Grace said...

Very sweet and romantic...And indeed for him to be still your hero is amazing ~

Marie said...

Laurie, so sweet a story thank you
for sharing a part of your life
in this tender poem.

Susie Clevenger said...

To have the written reminder of a love that still stands...beautiful

Fireblossom said...

Everyone needs a hero. What a nice tribute, Laurie. Thanks for being part of FBF, and sorry to be so long getting over here.

Old Ollie said...

I thought this was a pic from a Hollywood film.

Very cool LK!

myheartslovesongs said...

there's something so special about a man writing a love poem to/for/about you....
it sounds like he's a keeper!