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  The Poetry of Another Ordinary Day
by Richard Lee Orey
Saturday, May 21, 2011
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An ordinary day of two committed partners-in-life


 

                                                     

    The Poetry of Another Ordinary Day
 
          Sleep lingers, darkness still prevailing, as your whispered words stir my 
          consciousness:  "I love you by my side."  Without direction, my whisper joins yours. 
           "It warms my heart to know you're with me."   Under the sheets, your fingers gently  
          intertwine with mine as we drift on in a soulful contentment known only by committed 
          lovers.
          You float across the room, my eyes peering over the brim of my cup of steaming coffee,
          watching your every movement as if for the first time.  I know full well that you don't talk at the 
          beginning of a day. Yet the warmth of your morning smile sends my heart pounding in my 
          chest, silent words echoing in my soul:  O, my God, what a wonderful way to begin my day!
          Strolling hand-in-hand across the parking lot to share a morning meal at our favorite 
          waterfront cafe seems a joy others only dream about, yet it is the wonder of our every Friday 
          morning. We hold hands and sit with bowed heads as I lead us in saying grace:  "Dear God 
          in Heaven, we thank you for the food you have provided for the nourishment of our bodies 
          this morning. We are grateful for the comfort of our home and the love of our family. We ask 
          that you support and encourage all those who are suffering and in need.  As always, we 
          ask that you bless and strengthen our marriage. Amen."
          Walking slowly down the grocery store aisle in our holding-hands custom, the simple act of 
          sharing my life with my loving companion fills me with a sense of sheer delight. How could life 
          be better?
                
          Together, hand-in-hand, we walk between the outdoor vending stations at our local 
          farmers' market, stopping for a friendly visit with vendors Israel and Esther at their fruit stand,
          sharing in their pleasure that their two daughters and one son are doing so well in college. 
          All at the same  time! 

          We drive over to the convalescent center in a nearby city where our friend John is 
          residing, the rapid advancement of his Lou Gehrig's disease leaving him in
a wheelchair 
          without the use of his legs. It was only two weeks ago that we 
stopped by his tennis shop 
          where he and his brother Richard worked together,
  taking pleasure that the fresh 
          rhubarb pie that we brought for them was an unexpected 
and wonderful gift of 
          their favorite dessert. Today, with tears in his eyes, John thanks us for thinking of 
          him and taking the time to stop by to visit.   Departing, we share a loving embrace with 
          John, feeling blissful fulfillment that our visit meant so much to him.

          Later in the day, we visit with sweet Mike, an elderly disabled man who daily tries as best he 
          can to help support his wife and grandchildren by hand-washing car windows in parking lots.   
          Investing a few dollars that we'll never miss in helping him provide for his family gladdens our 
          hearts.   Driving home, we share the truth with each other that it is, indeed, far better to give 
          than to receive.   Once again, our acting together on the mutuality of common desires 
          strengthens our loving bond. 
          Our evening passes as so many others before as we enjoy television entertainment, teary-
          eyed with emotion at the conclusion of a "Hallmark Hall of Fame" movie presentation and 
          laughing over each other at the humorous skit in the situation comedy "Two and a Half Men."
          At the conclusion of another wonderful day, fingers gently intertwined in a darkened 
          bedroom, we chat and share our thoughts of events in the past--sometimes decades-old 
          memories-- and of events to come, frequently laughing with each other as we share our 
          favorite jokes for at least the hundredth time.  We acknowledge with miraculous delight 
          that though others see us as very different personalities in so many little things in life, we are 
          "joined at the hip" in sharing a deep-seated satisfaction in sharing our love, understanding 
          and compassion for those less fortunate.
          Finally, sleepy eyes drooping, we say our evening prayers and close the night as only we 
          do say:
                    "Goodnight, Jodi, Honey. " 
                    "Goodnight, Richie, Honey."
                    "I love you."  
                    "I love you more."
                    "I'll wait for you at Heaven's Door."

                
          And so closes the poetry of another ordinary day of two committed partners-in-life. 

          Thank you, God. We are so blessed!

                 
               

 

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Reviewed by Maria Cristina Falcon (Reader) 9/17/2012
This is a beautiful account of a timeless love story. You and Jodi are indeed blessed.
Reviewed by J'nia Fowler 7/20/2011
This poem/prose should be read or given to everyone who is preparing for marriage. If this picture of a loving life together is not what they envision, they should reevaluate their intentions to marry. It should be more difficult to get married than it is to get divorced. Thank you for sharing this beauty and testament with us. In Him, J'nia <> <
Reviewed by Christine Alwin 5/23/2011
Ordinary...yet, Extraordinary! Beautiful Richard~
Blessings,
Christine
Reviewed by Chantilly Lace (Reader) 5/22/2011
Just breath taking sweet man...much love and happiness to both of you foreverrrr...stay safe and well..Hugss
Reviewed by Liana Margiva 5/22/2011
VERY NICE!!!!!!!!!!!! Liana Margiva
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 5/21/2011
Would that all relationships were so respectful, appreciative, loving and just plain wonderful. Thank you for sharing, Richard. Love and best wishes to you and to Jodi,

Regis
Reviewed by Jeanette Cooper 5/21/2011
Richard, what a beautiful tribute to Jodi and to your marriage. What more can I say when your own words say it all? This will one day become a classic piece of memorabilia that your children will enjoy and cherish. (Heck, they should even cherish it now.)

Well done, Richard.

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