Thank You a Poem To My Husband


This is a poem that I wrote, when I was trying once again to reconnect with my ex-husband. I wanted these things to be real so bad. What I did not realize is that the reason I was going through hell, and hated myself, was that I was in an abusive relationship. All I ever wanted was attention. The things that I am thanking him for, make me sick to my stomach, because now I know, if you are in a healthy relationship the feelings that I was apologizing for are not normal feelings.

Thank you for loving me even when I hated myself

Thank you for holding me and letting me drag you through hell

I love you for standing by my side even when I was acting like an irrational child

I love you because no matter what you always know how to make me smile

When I’m drowning in my own pool of rage

You subtly turn the page

You show me there is more to life than death

I don’t have to be scared I can truly live

I love you because you love me no matter who I am that day

Sometimes I feel as if you are not listening to a word I say

But then you surprise me and bring it up another time

Sometimes I feel as if I’m all alone your never around

But I know you would never intentionally let me down

When I look in your eyes I can tell you only see me

The expression on your face of love and trust sometimes makes it hard to breathe

Thank you for not walking away when I hurt myself

Thank you for not taking it personally when I tell you to go to hell

Thank you for loving me for who I am not just who I could be

You have never ever looked down at me

Even when I am acting like a fool you hold me close and hold my heart in your hands

Thank you for being everything I never even knew that I needed in a man

You are my best friend, my truest love, my soul mate

Thank you for teaching me that there’s more to life than hate

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Terishere 5 years ago

What a wonderful tribute to your husband!


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Lisawilliamsj 5 years ago Author

Thank you Terri, it was long over due!

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ek ellis 5 years ago

Very inspiring a lovely way to tell your husband how much he means to you

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Lisawilliamsj 5 years ago Author

Thank you!

JadedLove 5 years ago

A word so lovely I can't speak it. A light so bright I can't see. Such a feeling felt by feelings so true, in a loveless world your love shines bright. Voted you up and beautiful. So much I can relate to in your words. Love is Love after all. Light and love always,

johnny Love

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Lisawilliamsj 5 years ago Author

Thank you so much!

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Happyboomernurse 5 years ago from South Carolina

True love doesn't try to change us, it simply loves us for who we are in all our glorious imperfections. This poem is a wonderful tribute to your loving husband. Thanks for sharing it.

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Lisawilliamsj 5 years ago Author

I agree, it's funny he always tells me that if you took the "crazy" away I would loose a part of my personality that he fell in love with. Thank you for your comment.

aleixa 4 years ago

I love it

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Angela Brummer 4 years ago from Lincoln, Nebraska

He sounds wonderful but, he is very blessed to have you as well! I will share this!

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Lisawilliamsj 4 years ago Author

Thank you Angela! =)

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franticsharpie 4 years ago

Nice. From the heart.

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Lisawilliamsj 4 years ago Author

Thank you!

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unknown spy 4 years ago from Neverland - where children never grow up.

that's very wonderful Lisa! oh so romantic!

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Lisawilliamsj 4 years ago Author

Thank you , Unknown spy!

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epigramman 4 years ago

....a very tender personal read and one in which must be truly a labor of love for you - well I have fallen in love with a beautiful woman and she is my muse and the reason why as of late I have written so many love ballads to her and about her - so yes I know of the power and the attraction of love - and your words here contain that very quality. lake erie time ontario canada 9:54am

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Lisawilliamsj 4 years ago Author

Epi, I am so happy that you have found true love! Thank you so much for the kind comment.

DJ Anderson 3 years ago

Hi, Lisa,

You are very fortunate to have the love and admiration of your husband.

It is not often that one feels that they have found their true love and their soul mate.

This is a lovely tribute to your husband. I'm sure he realizes how talented you are.

I hope your Thanksgiving was enjoyable. Were you able to spend it with


My best to you,


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Lisawilliamsj 3 years ago Author

Hi DJ! Thank you for stopping by! I am sorry it took so long to get back to you! I really appreciate your kind comment. I am really lucky to have my husband, even though sometimes I want to wring his neck!! We spent Thanksgiving with friends. We were not able to make it home to Florida to see our family. Thanksgiving was nice, but my husband and I have decided that we are going to go out next year and eat. There were 40 people at the dinner we went to, and even though I love to cook, it was entirely too stressful. So a new tradition of a non-stressful meal, with the family, and no dishes afterward, seemed like the best option! I hope you had a great Thanksgiving!

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DREAM ON 2 years ago

To see your own faults and admire someone who loves you for you. You writings explain many things in great detail. We all live and learn. Together is so much better than alone. Respect, honesty and forgiveness give us value and meaning. Thank you for your wonderful writings.

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Lisawilliamsj 2 years ago Author

Dream On, Thank you! I am glad that you enjoyed this poem. I almost took it down, because I realized that at this point in my life I was living a lie. This poem was to my husband, but it was not really about him, it was about the man I pretended he was, and the man I wished he was. We are no longer together, because I realized all of the flaws I thought I had, were flaws he had convinced me I had. Don't get me wrong I have plenty of flaws, but I have now realized they do not out weigh my good qualities! Thank you for taking the time to stop by!

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