Fifteen pairs of underwear
Left on the bedroom floor
Fourteen items I forgot
To pick up from the store
Thirteen times reminding you
About tomorrow’s plans
Twelve frenzied calls from freeways cause
I don’t know where I am
Eleven times of coming home
From a day from hell
Ten TV dinners eaten that
Did not heat up too well
Nine times I asked “the garbage out?”
You claimed you didn’t hear
Eight peanut butter Oreos
That somehow disappeared
Seven days complaining that
I’ve got nothing to wear
Six drains that need plumbing since
They’re clogged up with my hair
Five neighbors pissed because we are
Rehearsing on their heads
Don’t forget the four in-laws
I think that’s enough said
About three dumpsters worth of junk
That have since accrued
The two monkeys that lie around
And eat up all our food
And then one other sleepless night
Spent listening to you snore
But I love you darling
So here’s to 15 more
For my husband on our Anniversary!
Inspired with the help of Dina over at Wine and Cheese Doodles and her post 15 to Life.
111 thoughts on “Fifteen”
Score and congrats! Our 11th is tomorrow.
Congrats! I’ve been hearing about a lot of April anniversaries. Must be a popular month.
Thanks for the kind words and follow. Looking forward to reading yours as well!
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Congratulations! I shudder to think what my wife (31 years) would write. 🙂
Wow! 31 years is quite an accomplishment! Well, if she goes my route, the poem would have to be awfully long as well!
An epic comedy!
Happy Anniversary. So beautifully written and a wonderful photo. Here’s to many more years together.
Thank you Lori!
Awesome, what a unique present! Congrats & cheers! Bless you guys!
Yes, unique and economical! Ha, ha!
Congrats. A great anniversary write.
Hope you have a lovely anniversary and get properly spoiled 🙂
Thank you Peter! We are so busy that I’m afraid any proper spoiling is being indefinitely postponed. There are some yet unused Cheesecake Factory gift certificates hoping to reach their potential!
A lovely poem young Marissa and congratulations to you both…however ‘two monkeys’ worry me! Pet dogs, cats even earwigs but monkeys! Surely not!
Just be lucky they are not in your house. Actually, by the way I’m seeing things, you have full grown apes by now!
? We do have a snail that has taken pride of place under the nose of a sun god plaque hanging on the back wall (looks a bit like a Hitler moustache as it happens – TRUE) yet do not refer to my offspring as apes, b*****d’s they are and always have been!
Ah, I love this. Congrats to you both!
Hey, Happy Anniversary, Marissa! Wishing you more years of memories to countdown!
Thanks so much!
You’re welcome, Marissa!
Awww! Happy Anny! And I have to say this poem was super cute and full of wit. It’s nice seeing that there are marriages like yours out there 🙂
Yeah, well I consider this one highly relatable so I wouldn’t be surprised!
I absolutely adore this one. What a wonderful gift for your hubby. Congrats to both of you.
Thank you Geetha!
Welcome Marissa 🙂
Aww…how sweet. Happy Anniversary! Did he write you a song for the occasion ?
No, he bought me an iPhone. I’d say we’re about even.
But your gift rhymed! Have you had to grapple to get the hang of your phone from Apple?
It would have been hard
For me to be sure
If I hadn’t already
Had the iPhone 4.
Congratulations! Happy Anniversary! Here’s to many more. But, lets be buying a hair trap for those drains.
That would be a lovely anniversary present Colleen! (hint, hint)
It would be. Wouldn’t it.
Oh. Wait. You mean ME get it. Oh. Yeah. Sure. Okay.
Happy anniversary #15, how else would I expect you to celebrate but with a poem? Well done, so true to life. Love is messy but worth it! 🙂
yes, very true! Thanks Joan!
Awww…this was the sweetest, best anniversary tribute ever. THIS, this made me smile today–thank you so much!
PS: What can you think of for 25? That’s how many we will be celebrating in May. Unless he keeps turning my curling iron off!!
25 is quite a milestone. Think I will start writing poems by the time we get to that one, you know, just conveniently! Yes, the curling iron may well be punishable by death!
Destined to be a classic on the order of “12 Days of Christmas” and “5 Neighbors Pissed”
Right, The 15 Years of Marriage!
I LOVE this!! Happy Anniversary ❤
Thank you Joanne! Why do I feel like saying same to you??
Happy Anniversary. The everyday things of life are what it’s all about.
So true! Thanks April!
Awesome and conga rats!
Conga rats? Yikes!
Rats in a conga line congratulating you and yours… Conga-rats!
Wow, um…what a treat!
Only if you roast them afterwards. 😐
Possibly the most romantic anniversary poem I’ve ever read! Congrats on the 15 years!
Really? I did briefly consider the fact that my husband might hate it but he claims that’s not the case. Thanks for the kind words.
Aww that’s beautiful. Love the photo!
This was completely lovely. Happy Anniversary – hope y’all have fun plans!
Yes, we have fun plans, just no time to getting around to doing them! Thanks Amanda!
oh beautiful. bless ❤
Thank you Jessie!
Happy Fifteenth Anniversary, Marissa and hubby! ❤ ❤
I like how sweet you both look on your wedding day!
I love your 2 monkeys who lie around and consume all the food! 🙂
Thank you Robin! Yes, those two monkeys just snuck in one day and refuse to leave!! They are kind of cute though…
Well now that they have “bonded” to you, what can you do but like ’em?! 😉
How cool – love it! Happy Anniversary!
Thank you Elizabeth!
It was so sweet. I clearly need to spend time reading more of your work!
Happy 15th! I’m glad my very slightly older marriage words of wisdom could inspire ;-). Here’s to the next 15!
Yes, for sure! Thanks Dina!
Congrats, Marissa! Such a sweet pic!
Thank you Torrie!
I’ve never heard that phrase “garbage out.”
Yes, it’s a very strange phenomenon that some people have selective hearing when that phrase is used!
Probably the ones that always have to do it.
Congrats! Love the post, here’s to more years 🍻 Cheers!
Hope you’re enjoying your weekend!
Happy Anniversary, Marissa! Let me know if you find a solution to the snoring. Ear plugs won’t work because I won’t hear my alarm. Kicking and punching is my go-to for now. It’s the perfect crime because he never remembers where the bruises came from. 😈 All in jest, people!
You know, the truth is, my husband doesn’t really snore. I just used it cause it fit with the rhyme. What he does do is he gets these massive twitches that shake the whole bed until some nights I’m holding on for dear life! I try hitting him but he falls back asleep and starts again. If I find a solution fur either of us I’ll let you know!
That’s hilarious! I hope y’all had a great Anniversary.
So lovely! Congratulations!
You’re welcome xo
Happy Anniversary! I love the countdown and humor as always. I hope you guys have a super special weekend.
Thanks Lana! Actually a gig tonight with the family band. Wish us luck!
You got it…Good luck!
You look good together. Nice unconventional wedding!
Unconventional indeed! I wouldn’t have it any other way! Thanks Anna!
A mini-skirt wedding dress does eliminate the option of tripping over the train…why didn’t Princess Di think of that? You looked great in it, truly.
Yes, there is that! Thank you kindly!
CONGRATULATIONS, MARISSA!! HAPPY ANNIVERSARY! Marriage is work, and I know you know. I’m proud of you for sticking it out and I hope you have many more anniversaries together!! YAY! ❤
Thank you Amy!
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Ah this is beautiful!
Thank you Claudia!
Wow, congrats! Thanks for that lovely poetry and for posting your lovely wedding photo. Made me smile.
Oh, I love this so much. Happy belated anniversary, you are a beautiful couple, many many more dear Marissa.
This is beautiful. Really. Happy anniversary !
Thank you Dina!
Happy Anniversary Marissa. Congrats. To many more…
Very late but Happy Anniversary, Marissa! To many, many more! 🙂
I love the picture 🙂