I am inspired by the Prisoner's Wife--go roun' and show her some LOVE!
And Stephen Bess, who is committed to writing a poem every day for the month of April...his poetry is hauntingly beautiful.
I wrote this for my Sister Lo who when my now Brother-in-law "T" wanted to propose he called me to say Lo was being funky about getting a engagement ring. He wanted her to have one, she thought it was ridiculous and wanted just a band on their wedding day. At that time my Mother was still alive and she was pleading with my Sister to just accept T's ring and stop being...difficult. My Sister and I are very headstrong---I did not have an engagement ring either. Anyway My Mother ordered me...yes ordered me to deal with my Sister. So I wrote a poem, put it on lovely paper and FedEx it to her. She accepted his ring. My Mother was happy and I too eventually bought myself an engagement ring. (note: I was already married at the time--but decided if my Sister would wear a engagement I would too in solidarity! Yep, I love my Sister)
For Lo & "T"
August 13, 1996
the directions may not always be clear
so you make plans
and plans and plans
you tell the world I was made to love him
I was made to love her
nothing is ever sure or 100%
the safety is knowing that there is love
strong, passionate and
there is no such thing as always eye to eye
even miss piggy and kermit have their
moments of sheer bliss
you know every time you walk through the front door,
you are not at your best
that this is work and commitment and
go for the gold
go on get married!