Sunday, August 7, 2011

Words Fail Me


I'm late for Saturday Centus again, but I have a very good excuse, so I hope you'll forgive me. Our friend Jenny gave us 50 extra words to go with the prompt this week, and I have happily used all but one of them. The prompt, as always, is in red.

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Words Fail Me

You are my sunshine in the morning
and my northern star at night.
You’re the clouds that give me warning
when the storm is out of sight.
You are water when my well runs dry,
a breath of clean, fresh air.
You’re the castle in my star-crossed sky,
a blessing and a prayer.
If an ill wind blows my boat too far,
I set my sails for you.
In the dawn of each new day, you are
the sweet, distilling dew.
Every load I bear is lighter
as you lend your strength to mine.
Every song I sing is brighter
when our voices intertwine.
Your music lifts me, fills me up.
My heart stands all amazed.
I honor you; I raise my cup;
I drink you in, quite dazed.
You are my one and only love,
Prince Charming plus; it’s true...
The King of All Clich├ęs, because
I can’t find words for you.

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32 comments:

Ames said...

You never cease to amaze me. I think the Holy Spirit speaks through your pen.~Ames

Karen Mortensen said...

I hate to keep saying the same thing over again but I just have to. Great, wonderful, beautiful and amazing.

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

That's just so cool:@)

Cheryl said...

Beautiful post, Sue.

Judie said...

Sue, I am certainly glad you misinterpreted the number of words you could use. Your poem is stunning.

LeAnn said...

What a lovely poem. You are so good at writing and your poetry is the best. You are so gifted and I love that you share.
Enjoy the moments!

yaya said...

You may say that "words fail me"...but in truth they are all put beautifully in line for us to enjoy. What a lovely poem and tribute to your "Prince Charming"...thank you!

cj Schlottman said...

Brilliant!

Namaste.........cj

Dazee Dreamer said...

You always write such beatiful poetry. Well done.

Stacy Crawford said...

Thanks Sue, I love Ames comment to you. I have to second that thought.

Daydreamertoo said...

Aww I love to see love expressed and this does it...perfectly.
Lovely.

Neni said...

sweet and lovely post... I like the phrase about cliche... :)

Karen S. said...

Such a sweet and amazing poem, great sunshine centus!

Brian Miller said...

awww...this is an adorable kind of love....big smiles.

RobinfromCA said...

This is incredible. You take some words and make this beautiful sentiment that just flows so smoothly. If someone had said "You are my sunshine" to me the only thing that would have happened is that the song would get stuck in my head. Oh, darn...there it goes!

Laraine Eddington said...

Whoever is on the receiving end of this is very fortunate. I loved it.

beckyp said...

beautiful post

BECKY said...

I have to say "Ditto" to what everyone else said. You know how much I love your writing!

anitamombanita said...

very nice! Loved it!

Darlene said...

You are amazing, Sue. As I have so often said (to your dislike, I'm sure) your talent is behond my comprehension. I have a small talent, but you have gone so far behond my insignificant capability that I am often stunned, as I was after reading this poem. Sorry, my dear, but I just couldn't help but rave about your talent once again.

Darlene said...

P.S. Just had to let you know that I honestly do know how to spell "beyond" My fingers tend to fly when I type and I should always edit, but darn, that is such a pain. Excuse please.

Grandma Honey said...

That poem sounds like the story of a really great marriage!

jfb57 said...

I think you got a bit confused because I think we were supposed to use 54 words. I loved what you did though - really lovely.

I found it quite disconcerting with the music though. Took me a while to work out where it was coming form!

Janis said...

Wow! You must be so proud! Congratulations!

Caroline said...

What a wonderful way to say "I love you!"

I need this poem on a greeting card, so when I can't find the words to tell my husband what he means to me, I can just give him the card! :)

I love this, Sue. Magnificent. :)

Nonna Beach said...

Gorgeous poem Sue !

I agree with Ames comment especially and all the others too. This beautiful poem describes exactly how I feel about my own darling Hubs... you're awesome !

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

This is beautiful! laurie

Anna said...

Dear Sue,
First. Thank you for visiting my SC-post! I'm glad you like Sanna, because I am thinking of writing more about her.

Lovely poem! I am happy that you misread the instructions about the number of words! I am wondering if your poem could be set to music. It is almost like a devotional or hymn; a hymn of praise.

I really like the title, "Words Fail Me", which probably more often applies to me than to you!

Best wishes & hugs,
Anna
For the benefit of other readers:
Sanna's Sunshine SC Wk 66

This is my cat's blog post about the letter "P":
P is for Presents - Sara Cat AT-rd-3-P

jeff campbell said...

You are on a roll with this poetry business. Well done!! Peace and blessings

bj said...

Well done...very sweet.

Jenny said...

Hmmm...

Trying to come up with some new superlative for your writing...

Ummm...

Cool, great, amazing, wicked, astonishing...

Been there, done those.

Excellent, superb, beyond par...

Been there, done those.

So...

Sue.

I heart your writing.

Amy said...

Did you write that for Dave? So sweet. Absolutely lovely.

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