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Topic: POETRY CHALLENGE - Romance (12/06/04)

TITLE: Reality Romance
By Lisa Beaman
12/12/04

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He takes my hand, looks me deep in the eye,
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!

* * * * * * * * * * * * * * *

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!


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Joanne Malley12/13/04
Lisa,
It sounds like the life of many. But through it all, we always find a little time for romance! Sweet poem.
Joanne
Norma OGrady12/13/04
ENJOYABLE READING...
Yeshua bless you through this christmas season and have a "HAPPY NEW YEAR 2005"
lovingly Norma
David Stewart12/14/04
I like this poem. I have the kids, the housework, the trashed house and the rest. It's nice to read of someone that has all that and a little romance thrown in.
Deborah Anderson12/14/04
This is reality, Lisa. God bless you.
Tesiri Moweta12/15/04
I see reality romance as enjoying the best of two worlds in such a way that life is complete. Thank you for showing this so clearly in your beautiful and well written poem!
Keep winning and shining for Jesus.
Debbie OConnor12/15/04
I love this! It is certainly my reality and my romance. Even with the husband going to bed while I start my day...only my kids stay home for school! A wonderfully well written, lighthearted poem.
MILENA ASSENOVA12/16/04
I THINK MANY RELATE, ESPECIALLY WITH KIDS IT ALMOST IMPOSSIBLE TO FIND TIME OUT BUT IT IS VERY INSPIRING 'COZ SOMETIMES IT GETS ON TOP OF ME, GLAD TO KNOW SOMEONE IS FEELING ME ALSO. THANK YOU FOR SHARING.
MARRY XMAS AND HAPPY NEW YEAR! GOD BLESS
Mitzi Busby12/16/04
Lisa,
Oh, how I can relate. You did a super job on this entry.
Lynda Lee Schab 12/17/04
Now THIS was real. Great take on the reality of marriage and how the world's definition of romance isn't always possible. (And that's OK). :-)
Great job! Blessings, Lynda
Joyce Poet12/19/04
Lisa, this is put together so creatively from beginning to end. Glad you still got that skip in your heart over the look in his eyes after all this time. You're blessed, blessed, blessed. And besides being blessed in your marriage, your writing is obviously blessed as well.