The way she puts up with his morning breath
The way he puts up with her indecisions
And when they swore that they would part at death
Did they consider bodily emissions
The way his underwear stays on the floor
The way her voice is just a bit too shrill
The way Saturday nights became a bore
And then he asks her if she loves him still
The way she rolls her eyes, screws up her mouth
And moves a little closer on the couch
I’d like to thank Christy Birmingham for challenging me in the Love in 10 Sentences challenge. I honestly thought I’d never write a poem about love.
64 thoughts on “Love Schmove”
You captured true love perfectly.
Awwwwwe, you think? Thanks April!
really nice poetry, most exciting to the mind! thanks for sharing 🙂
And thank you for commenting!
you’re welcome 🙂
Indeed! Well done!
Perfect! I think that you’ve captured the married couple quite well!
Yes, definitely an accurate portrayal of my marriage. Thanks Rob!
You’ve captured well the changes that happen in a long term relationship – whether we chose to admit it or not 🙂 The concept of love takes on totally different dimensions as we age!
That it does Joanne! Thank you!
Seems like a nice gal – a voice that could cut glass and ‘bodily emissions’ (what are they…honest Marissa I’ve no idea). That said you paint a rather romantic picture of love in the real world. As ever, splendid
Yes, Mike, I’m sure you wouldn’t know anything of it what with your perfect life sans foul odors and all unpleasantness likewise!
Living the life of a saintly one taking only mineral water and porridge oats for sustenance what would I know of the impurities of humankind.
Ashamed to have even entertained the notion Mike. My blog will probably only do to sully your golden soul. I am not worthy.
I once had a t-shirt made up for Shirley with the banner ‘I Am Not Worthy’ thereon. Can’t think why yet she’s never worn it…odd that…now you’ve reminded me I shall have to go and ask her why…cheers for the heads up on this one young Marissa
Not sure if you’ll make it back from that one alive…
You covered all the salients points so beautifully Marissa. A winner this one! Well done gal.
Ahhh yes… the wonders of bodily emissions. There are many times I am convinced God has a great sense of humour. And love is the ONLY reason we put up with it all! 😀
Love and a sense of humor of course…although I might find better things to laugh about!!
Oh, me too! 🙂 Still, I try to remind myself he has to put up with a lot of my overshares too. Poor dude… xx MH
When first we married, hubby used to get out of bed to exhibit body emissions from the bathroom. Of course I heard him as I lay there giggling. Now after more then 30 years of being together, neither he or me even think twice about body emissions. Hehehehehe The clothes laying about bugs me, he says I bug him by my “heads in the clouds”, he forgot to brush his teeth when we went to Yoga class and I said, “But HOW could you forget?” … oh yes, and Saturday nights … what are those again? Tee hee … beautiful job, Marissa. I have not a clue what true Love is, but this I know when you have gone through hate, and spite then Love and tolerance, I guess you could call that Love when the two are still together. (((HUGS))) Amy
Forgive me, Marissa, for being so selfish. I shouldn’t be talking about me, but rather you. I do apologize. Love, Amy
Sounds a bit like my marriage Amy. As for the apology, completely unnecessary! These dumb notifications!! Let me email you…
HUGE (((HUGS))) Marissa!!!!
YES! I love your take on love – you never disappoint, Marissa. Thank you for taking the challenge and doing such a great job of highlighting the realness of love as we accept our other halves for all that they are ❤
I’m glad you liked it Christy! It’s weird because I’m so used to doing unconventional, it kind of took me out of my wheelhouse…a take on a conventional topic with an unconventional spin…I hope! Thank you so much for thinking of me and the prompt. Inspiration is always welcome!!
Love in all its glory! You said you never thought you’d write a poem about love, but you put your own spin on it and took it to a new level as you always somehow manage to do!
Thank you so much Torrie! That was the aim here so I’m glad you saw it and appreciated it!
True love is not losing it completely when she prangs your new car 🙂
You featured a clip from one of my all time favorite movies and stage plays. Tradition. I love that.
Yes, saw it on Broadway when I was a child! I love it too!
Your parameters are so … special, Marissa! I love your love poem.
Ha! Special, for lack of a better word!! Glad you liked it! Thanks Mark!
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ORT-ORT-ORT!!!!! EXCELLENT JOB THERE, MERISSA!!!!
I love that you write about love and it’s lovely because it’s not perfect but it’s still love. 🙂
That it is and thank you Colleen!
It’s awesome that you were nominated! You delivered a really nice scene to set your sight on. And of course you broke the rules. I loved it 🙂
Oh yes, I was going to mention that but was kind of hoping no one noticed…
Well done Marissa!! You wrote about true love! 🙂
I suppose I did! Thank you Paola!
well, having no experience of such love…(though i wish…) i should trust your words… they have been rather authentic..
Do you really wish? It comes after many years, after all the excitement has died down…though I suppose the companionship is nice.
i do, but rather in a way of curiosity… 🙂
Gotta love the ole couch move! The “schooch a little closer” solves many of the problems shrill voices and bodily emissions create. You make me smile, Marissa 🙂
That is true! Thank you Mama Mick!
Aw, tha’t’s sweet. Now I’m going to have to be all nice to my wife when she gets home from the gym, ’cause you’ve made me miss her. Damnit.
See, true love!
Love the Fiddler on the Roof clip. Thanks. Not enough depictions of the kind of love you have after years of marriage…
Glad you appreciated it…clip and poem!
Perfect! The couch move reminds me of when I’m trying my best to stay pissed at Derek, and he makes me laugh in spite of myself.
My husband and I have done that one many times!
Now that is true love! 😀
I’d say so!
Haha! You nailed it! Great job! 😀
The truth of a long-lasting relationship. This definitely keeps to your great style!
Thanks so much Benjamin! It was definitely a challenge for me to avoid getting sappy!
You’re welcome. You did a good job with it all. Enjoy your Sunday!
I love the rhythmic pattern and thank you for taking care of Gerald. Blessings.
Well, thank you and you’re welcome!