"Fill your paper with the breathings of your heart." ― William Wordsworth

Some consider love poems dead on arrival and therefore do not give them much consideration. I say written expressions of love for one's mate light up the heart, keeping alive the memories from when they first fell in love.

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. Those are times of anguish, no doubt. Several of my poems touch on this genuine part of life.

Many of the poems displayed on this page were written for my wife. The remaining pieces, however, are not autobiographical. They were composed when an interesting image caught my eye or after reading a news article. Some were also penned in response to a prompt in a poetry contest.

To read a poem, click on its thumbnail image.

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