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  True Love
by Eileen Clemens Granfors
Wednesday, April 18, 2012
Rated "G" by the Author.

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Some things I believe about love.

I don’t believe in Disney princesses and Prince Charming.

I don’t appraise my life in fairy wings and tutus.

I doubt my love has ever noticed the shoes I choose because I rarely wear them.

We only quarrel when he uses his boss voice around the house.

I’m his wife, not his glass-encased ballerina, but not his subordinate either.

So asking instead of ordering works best. I’ve had enough of orders, thank you.


There’s more to love than a perfect wedding, costing thousands..

It’s the hard times that prove love’s strength to endure.

The saying goodbye to your beloved dog,

Crying together, each holding a paw, trying to be strong,

Though giving in to grief is all right too.


The year after Mama died when he thought I’d never smile again

And the sun still came out, and my heart was wrapped in gloom,

And he’d just say, “Come here” to hold me until the tears stopped

For a while anyway because I felt safe and cherished.


Love is so much more than little girls are taught to expect,

When their mothers are busy pretending the three-year old has a crush,

The real world is out there, so why not live in it, without Barbie perfection?

Caring for others, sharing what we have with the less fortunate,

Isn’t that beautiful too?


Love is laughing at dirty socks and smelly feet,

A yard not mown, a shirt not sewn, a knowing smile,

As the tools are thrown, and we give up and call the plumber.

Together we are stronger, smarter, richer, fulfilled.

Don’t bother with the white horse, okay?



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Reviewed by Mary Ann Biddinger 4/20/2012
The song titled "The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow" came to mind.
True love together we are stronger, smarter, richer, fufilled.
Oh, laughing at each other with a glimmer in your eyes.
Lady Mary Ann
Reviewed by Ronald Hull 4/19/2012
The truth be told by you, and I know it's true. It's true love that comes through. Now I know everything I wanted to know about Patrick.

Reviewed by Lois Christensen 4/19/2012
No white horse in the picture for me for the 3rd time or 2nd time, 1st was kind of a black hore, i must say, 2nd was terrific, do i get a chance for a 3rd I keep asking God.
Reviewed by pat medlin 4/18/2012
oh eileen this is so favorite part are the last 5 neat when the comfortable true meaningfu thingss are recognized isn't it
Reviewed by Patrick Granfors 4/18/2012
Ah tis' all true, well except for the bossy part. I merely suggest. Patrick
Reviewed by Richard King 4/18/2012
Very sweet Eileen, at least until that line about the smelly feet.

In THE HINTS BOOK that I sent to Patrick, I refer you the index under ODORS- FOOT, which should lead you to pages 48 and 307.

There is a limit to how much one should be asked to endure in the name of love. Dick
Reviewed by Douglas Bentley 4/18/2012
True day to day love has come your way.
And the carriage too doesn't stay??



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Some Rivers End on the Day of the Dead

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The Pinata-Maker's Daughter

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Breathe In, Breathe Out, Move On

Sydney's Story


Stairs of Sand

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White Sheets

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  2. I Wish I Could Tell You...
  3. Transmorpho
  4. Springtime Breeze
  5. Woodsmoke and Possibility....
  6. Controlled Manner
  7. Not Of Gold
  8. Day's End
  9. The Mask
  10. In Loving Memory
  11. Potting Plants
  12. I Wish I Knew
  13. Old Age
  14. Time Started
  15. Springtime Beach
  16. Running On Empty
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