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Poems, Laughter and {not} Swooning

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Blog Every Day In May Challenge

 

{Today’s blog is going to be short and sweet after yesterday’s rant ;) }

Day 23, Thursday: Things you’ve learned that school won’t teach you

I’ve learned that poems don’t have to rhyme and boys don’t have to act macho in order to be strong. 

Case in point:

poetry, love, writing, fiction

PROOF that we do, for real, call each other Lou

Just in case you can’t read this, it says:

To my dearest sweet Lou,

How I love thee

You ARE my best friend

How I love sleeping in a twin bed

You ARE so warm and cuddly

I surely never want to leave

I love you so so so

You ARE the best Lou

Anyone can ever ask for

Enjoy your morning, love you so!

Lou!

*Yes, we do actually sleep in a twin bed. We’re cuddlers!*

Greg isn’t a super romancy guy. We never even went on a first date until after we were engaged. I can count with a peace sign how many times he’s gotten me flowers (um, that was my clever way of saying it’s happened maybe twice) and he would rather make me laugh than make me swoon.

I LOVE IT.

This poem is great for so many reasons. It doesn’t rhyme. He only left it for me to make me laugh. I used to have a saying that if any guy I once dated either got me a cheesy gift OR wrote me a poem/song, I would probably end the relationship. I guess I just can’t appreciate that stuff the way a girl should. There was one poem someone wrote me in high school that was so awful, I (naturally) told Greg about it as soon as we began to date. He’s been coming up with terrible poetry ever since.

Not that this was a bad one, but it did make me laugh when I woke up and saw it sitting next to my coffee mug.

Another thing I’ve learned that school never taught me:

Laughter trumps everything. 

poetry, funny, writing, laughter

give him a piggy back ride

writing, fiction, love

make pretty faces so he loves you

love, laughter, writing

no pda in this pool. just laughter

 

What have you learned that school never taught you?

<3 Lou

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Author: Melinda Haas

I write, I read, I love to laugh. God, my husband, and my step children make up my world. I am working on publishing many novels, three of which are completed manuscripts.

2 thoughts on “Poems, Laughter and {not} Swooning

  1. Oh my word. I don’t like telling couples they are adorable…but there is no way around it right now. This cracked me up. And I really love that you both call each other Lou! Can we hear more about this twin bed? You guys really sleep on a twin bed?

  2. I think schools get so caught up in teaching classical literature that when it comes to poetry, it’s all about rhyming, rhythms, syllables, etc. It must be a sonnet or a haiku. I feel like schools do not teach you enough about real world situations. I was lucky enough to have a math teacher who, when we were learning fractions, percentages, etc, that he incorporated real life lessons like credit card interest, mortgages, etc. These days, schools just read out of the text books they buy instead of implementing the real world into their teaching. So this post really made me smile. I love the goofy pictures!

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