To My Love

I wrote this poem as a gift for my wife on Valentine's Day. She was kind enough to give me permission to share it.

Do not compare yourself to other women
Conjuring inadequacies that don't exist
A diamond does not wish to be quartz
A tulip envies not the rose's thorns
Your love is salt to the taste
And water to the tongue
Sweeter than wine is your love

Your smile is a lighthouse
Guiding my heart safely home
Your eyes a star-kissed chart
Leading me to lay down my guard
Do not compare yourself to other women
For we were raised to be fair and kind
And for the world, such comparisons are neither

- February 14, 2016