May 10, 2010

Perfect Enough

(for my wife, Tammy)

You wonder why I love you so
You just can’t understand
My love for you just seems to grow
Each time I hold your hand

When you look in the mirror
You don’t like what you see
I can’t make it much clearer
You’re beautiful to me

You note each imperfection
And notice every flaw
I tell you with affection
Those things I never saw

I look a little deeper
And see the good inside
I know that you’re a keeper
That cannot be denied

You think your hair is just plain brown
And sometimes out of place
I like the way that it hangs down
When you’re kissing my face

The prettiest eyes I’ve ever see
They look so blue they twinkle
But then again sometimes they’re green
Perhaps it’s some new wrinkle?

But most of all I love the way
You always show you care
Even on the roughest day
I know that you’ll be there

The truth is plain to see indeed
It shouldn’t be too tough
Our love is everything we need
And that’s perfect enough


  1. Yep, that's love! Plainly stated, but oh so veritable, truth(s) that are simultaneously humbling and uplifting (in the most straightforward, non-bathetic sense of the word). Thanks for the heart warmth! :)

  2. that is perfect enough eric...would love to hear her response...great one shot!

  3. A beautiful poem for your wife. "Our love is everything we need / And that’s perfect enough"
    thanks, Eric. Happy One Shot to ya!

  4. What a wonderful sweet poem! Very nicely done.

  5. Such a sweet poem. I really loved the focus on appearance versus love. Really great work!

  6. This was lovely, Eric. It's beautiful to remind those we love that we see them body and soul. I bet your wife loved this poem!

  7. Now that's a down home love poem. I know your wife swooned when she read it.
    Eric that shows a measure of strength and purpose - I'm glad we got to see that side of you.

    A One Shot keeper

    Moon thanks

  8. That's a perfect wedded love song. They're the words every woman wants to hear. She may be strong and brilliant but she knows all her wear and tear. So for her man to say she's lovely even through the babies, and the job loss and the flood, she knows he means it and he'll stay there by her side. Thanks, Gay @beachanny

  9. touching and romantic.

    Your wife is very lucky

  10. This is true love. It rings more true for me than words of high passion and sticky romanticism. I really like it.

  11. this is just soooooo lovely - seeing the beauty in someone else - well trained eyes you need for this!

  12. that is the sweetest ever....and the best gift anyone can write about someone...she is blessed to have you....very nice...bkm

  13. This sure is perfect enough, Eric! Love it! YOUR inner beauty shows!

  14. awww that is great
    love reading it

  15. What a love ballad, this. It is something else to see ourselves from someone else's eyes, as you have done here for your wife.

  16. You are such the sweet and tender prince, with your affectionate and loving poem.


  17. This really IS perfection!! And this is exactly what hubby and I do too! Every few days or so, we have such conversations :) This poem was veru special to me, Eric.. thank you so much.. I will read it out to hubby, and I JUST KNOW he will give me a very knowing smile :)
    LOVED this poem!!!! The simplicity and sheer honesty in it is beautiful! Just like pure love itself...

  18. Wow ! I didnt know this kind of love really exists..beautiful words

  19. The feelings of the man is in his words...Thanks for reading and commenting on And binding with briars our joys and desires. Hope your week goes well.

  20. What a wonderful decription lost in your words X

  21. Quite lovely. Nice write. Love and Light, Sender

  22. Lucky her! May you keep the love and the little moments to treasure!


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