Saturday, January 5, 2013

Today My Husband Won't #poetry



My husband and me, 2011.

Today My Husband Won't
By Kayelle Allen

Today, my husband won't leave his socks on the floor, or miss the hamper.
He won't pull out a towel and mess up the way the others are folded.
He's not going to run over the newspaper as he comes down the driveway.
He won't leave the garage door open, or back the car into the grass on that tight corner.

My husband won't watch the early news instead of talking to me.
He won't ignore the family for a ball game.
He's not going to fall asleep watching the late news.
There won't be a magazine or book open in his lap.

He won't complain about traffic on the freeway tonight.
He won't sing off key in the shower.
He's not going to putter around in the garage.
He won't work overtime and end up being late for dinner.

It won't be because he's a perfect husband.
Nor because he's turned over a new leaf.
Today, my husband won't do any of these things...
Because my husband is now in Heaven.

I miss him.
Hug your husband today.

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My husband is alive and well. I wrote this because I try to keep in mind every day that my spouse, like me, has a finite number of days on the earth. I want to enjoy every single one of them with him, while he's here. Never take your loved ones for granted. We have only this moment, right now, right here. Hug your husband. Think twice about complaining about what he says or does. You have so few moments together. Make each of them count.

2 comments:

  1. Hug your husband, hug your friends. Don't miss an opportunity to say I Love You. And especially don't choose the fake big things for the very real little things. One day that walk in the park will mean so much more than the perfect pair of shoes.

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    1. So true, Mona. Thank you for coming by.

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