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Topic: POETRY CHALLENGE - Romance (12/06/04)
TITLE: Reality Romance
By Lisa Beaman
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He holds me close, I let out a sigh.
"Oh, how I love you!" he says in my ear,
I melt in his arms at the words that I hear.
With kisses and whispers we dance 'round the room,
My heart beats so fast, I fear I may swoon!
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Then reality strikes with a loud screeching beep,
The alarms awakens me from wondrous sleep.
Let out the dog, feed the ever whining cat,
Pour a cup of coffee to know where I'm at.
The kids are awake, but grouchy and slow,
"Come on, get up, let's move it, let's go!"
No time to linger over romance and dreams,
Too much to do, or so that it seems.
The house looks like it's been through a war,
When my husband comes home and opens the door.
He's greeted with a quick kiss on the cheek,
Then I'm off to pack lunches, the fourth time this week!
The big kids are packed up and off on the bus,
Now it's the little one's turn to put up a fuss.
After battling over her clothes for the day,
It's time to go and get on with our day.
While dad goes upstairs to get ready for bed,
We're off to preschool and the office instead.
No time for love or a little romance,
Perhaps later on we'll have the chance.
Dinner, dishes and laundry await me at home,
With the kid's runnin' 'round, we're never alone.
Children are quiet, neatly tucked into bed,
Thoughts of watching TV now fill my head.
Vegging out on the couch, I look over to see,
My husband is smiling, looking at me.
Deep into those bright eyes of blue,
I sigh when I see a love that's so true.
After twelve years of being his wife,
He'll always be the love of my life.
We're all alone, the timing is right,
I give him my hand and turn out the light.
For novels and dramas our life may not be,
But his love is true and so dear to me!