Posts tagged ‘Marriage’

February 14, 2017


by Jem Croucher

Poetry Challenge: Valentine Poem

First selfie - on board the Spirit – Version 2

Cupid’s arrow may for most
be secret on this day
when anonymity prevails
in messages we say
But for me the message is the same
with thirty-eight cards done
‘I love you more and more each year
For me there’s only one’

February 11, 2017

Cord of Three (Valentine Challenge)

by 50djohnson

Ruth 1:16  “And Ruth said, Entreat me not to leave thee, or to return from following after thee: for whither thou goest I will go: and where thou lodgest I will lodge; thy people shall be my people , and thy God my God.”

(Happy Valentine’s Day, my love!)

A Cord of Three

Looking back through the years

Through the laughter and the tears,

Standing forever by my side

Standing together, husband and bride.

December 9, 2016

I’m none but a slave

by newrana

What am I if not a slave?

I cook, clean and mourn;

I wash, sweep and weep

from dawn to fall of night.


I do nothing but cooking;

I cook all day,

three times a day,

from dawn to fall of night.

November 20, 2016

Culture Shock

by newrana

On a blissful spring morning,

when I wedded this sweetie, then twenty and flirting,

I was blessed by the birds with their melodious chirping

and a ‘host of flowers’ still blooming.


October 8, 2016

On One Knee

by markfahmy


You look at me,
with eyes full of light
Like a hundred windows to your soul
opening so bright.

You smile, and I,
struck with such unparalleled beauty,
cannot but smile at your pretty face
as the sun behind us fades.

August 19, 2016


by dokurtybitz

Pretty face
Sewage beneath,
Habits repeat
Trapping you inside,

July 23, 2016

Love’s Passage

by Colly


Unexpectedly, as flowers in spring.

That unfold the day before…

My love is full.


July 16, 2016

Another Chemistry Lesson Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

I’ve read a lot of online dating profiles. They fascinate me. To my naked eye, there are two things that women are looking for in a man – chemistry and an income greater than $100.000.00. I have to admit that would be a nice two team parlay.

July 7, 2016

A Borscht Belt Senior Sex Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

I find the punchlines for my limericks in a lot of different places. My friends supply most of them. But current events and television provide many opportunities to hear something that just begs to become a limerick. This ditty came from TV.

I was watching JLTV (Jewish Living TV). They were showing a program of “classic” Jewish comedians and I turned it on in the middle of an old Borscht Belt routine being performed by a comic I didn’t recognize. He was doing his shtick with a “Jewish” accent, pronouncing his “s’s” like “sh” and his “w’s” like “v.” He looked familiar, but how could he not? He kind of looked like me and a whole lot of other Jewish guys I know – chiseled ethnic features (big nose and bushy eyebrows) and a chrome dome (bald).

April 13, 2016

Kindred Spirits

by Jem Croucher


We are of kindred spirit
my soulmate and me
developed over passing time
and living by the sea
Our love it has grown deeper
over eight and thirty years
with lots of laughs and smiles
and on occasion, tears

March 1, 2016


by Venkat


Your thoughts
Hold them, exposed high
So I can see

My feelings
See them, worn low
So you can hold


February 16, 2016

Sound O Love – form writing

by Colly


February 14, 2016

A smear of clay

by Jem Croucher

Poetry challenge: Valentine poem


It started with a smear of clay
all those years ago
when two hearts began to beat as one
in a college studio

February 5, 2016

Epithalamion -Valentine challenge

by The Cheesesellers Wife

 Poetry challenge: Valentines poem.

Moon dust pervades our lives
Giant steps were what we took
When we started aged seventeen
We have spent happy times on this moon

January 22, 2016

A “Dunlap’s Disease” Limerick

by Joel Kravitz

There is no question that getting old sucks. I could have never imagined back in 1970, when I graduated high school, that the two pills in the first line of the song White Rabbit by the Jefferson Airplane would turn out to be Viagra and FloMax. One pill makes your penis larger and one pill makes your prostate small.

November 17, 2015

A Lesson In Love Limerick – Could it be the first of many?

by Joel Kravitz

When I am writing about women and relationships, I always start every post with a disclaimer that I know nothing about women and, for the most part, they acknowledge that I know nothing about women and usually make a comment regarding my intellectual limitations which make it impossible for me to ever know anything about women. All of that is about 50% the truth and 50% me making fun of myself. I have been married to three wonderful women for over a total of thirty years. I have to know something beyond how to piss them off which I’ve got down pat.

October 6, 2015

The Wedding Tree

by Jem Croucher


In a glade of bright green
the Wedding tree stood
Posing for pictures
as only it could
We found it perchance
just wandering by
amongst all the beeches
and conifers high

September 15, 2015


by dokurtybitz

What do you do
When they leave you behind,
Walking out
With every Tom, Harry and dick.

June 24, 2015


by Venkat


Edges I touch
Of your nylon world
Echo sounds, fiery
in every thread
Heat my thoughts

June 24, 2015

A Couple of Thoughts About Marriage, Common Law or Otherwise Limericks

by Joel Kravitz

I have been involved in a common law marriage and I have a friend who is now in a common law marriage. A license from the state the parties reside in is not the most important requirement for a marriage, legalities notwithstanding. The first requirement is that the two people want to be married to each other and want the world to know that they are married, piece of paper in hand or not.

May 22, 2015

An Utz-ing Limerick

by Joel Kravitz
  • Utz – To goad, to needle.

That is what my online Yiddish glossary calls it. We called it ball busting in high school and it is still ball busting to me.

May 2, 2015

Help Me Shine

by Tiffany (lifewithblondie)

I broke my heart
To make you whole
Gave up my warmth
When you were cold

March 31, 2015

Easter Bunny Hubby

by Colly


It’s Easter

I’m waiting for candy

March 30, 2015

Roses ~ form writing

by Colly

red white roses


Some give – some take

March 26, 2015

What Happened to this Place?

by Tiffany (lifewithblondie)

You walk in the door,
same as the day before,
First thing you say-
what happened to this place?

March 23, 2015

Unsolvable Mystery

by Colly

swing on branch

Wherever did you leave your heart;
in the back yard…?
For I can’t find it.

clip-art photo

March 22, 2015

Two as One

by Colly


A true lover…

loves beyond her skin.

Her eyes sapphires…

jewels to the window of her soul.

March 21, 2015

Truck-in Husband

by Colly

The husband returns, home, after truck-in.

His hoddie declares: