My Gift to You As Long As We Both Shall Live

Sometimes my life gets consumed by kids and schedules and errands and running and writing and whatever else, that I forget that I have a life partner who can help with some of those things and who also needs attention. This poem was inspired by my Hubby and by the Go Dog Go Café Writing Challenge – The gift you share. Specifically, the challenge was to write about your gift of happiness to someone. I read this to my Honey before posting it – I think it made him happy!

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I make you happy.

If by happy, you mean, angry

With my still over packing at 3 am for our 6 am flight

And my inability to see the piles of pots and dishes and projects and wishes.

I make you happy.

If by happy, you mean, annoyed

With my running on Filipino time Apple watch

And my need to open every light and closet door just to give you an extra chore.

I make you happy.

If by happy, you mean, exasperated

With my up at night rhymings that don’t pay the rent

And my obsessive infraction of WordPress distraction.

I make you happy.

If by happy, you mean, loved

With my morning drool running down your shoulder

And my super power that relieves you of all the stress that makes you glower.

I make you happy.

It’s my gift.

©️iido 2018