“Poetry is the rhythmical creation of beauty in words.” ― Edgar Allan Poe
Some consider love poems dead on arrival and do not give them much consideration. I say written expressions of love for one's mate light up the heart, keeping the memories from when they first fell in love alive.
Undeniably, couples face many challenges in these modern times, but what a marvelous achievement it is when they meet and overcome those challenges while remaining firm in their love for each other.
However, pain and heartache are also experienced when a loved one dies or when a relationship fails. Times of anguish, no doubt. Several of my poems touch on this genuine part of life.
I have composed for my wife many of the poems displayed on this page. The rest, however, are not autobiographical, as they were written when I was inspired by an image, an article I read, or when presented with a prompt as part of a poetry contest.
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