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I love my wife

Updated on April 12, 2011

and yet another attempt at poetry...or maybe just some rambling from my heart

My heart is full

I love my wife

My heart is full

Married almost 28 years

Cannot explain my feelings

Have so much confidence and fears.

My wife is weary

Her work can be very heavy, everyday worries of family and life

She has many pains in her body

I want to fix everything. I want her to be happy

Doctors say there may be a problem

Could be issues of life and death

My mind explodes with thoughts

It races of words to say, it becomes hard to breathe

She looks for me to be strong

I know the doctor has got to be wrong.

My life is crumbling as we speak

God, please give me strength

My heart is weak

I call some, close to me

Help me; I am not as strong as I want to be.

I get on my knees and beg to God

I open my heart

Please give me strength

I begin to breathe

Doctor of specialty comes in to speak

They say it is not as a bad as others may think

God rests His hands upon our shoulders

The Doctor says, we think what appears to be bad

Is not so and we have our ways

To make things better, she will be fine

Tears overcome me

My wife gives me a smile

My heart is full, once again

God is so good!

And I love my wife.

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      50 Caliber 6 years ago from Arizona

      Chris, excellent writing that held me all the way to what sounds a happy resting place. If this is based on your life and that of your wife, a simple yes and I'll add you two, to my prayer list, dusty

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      Chris Merritt 6 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      yes

      and thanks Dusty.

      :)

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      Sunnie Day 6 years ago

      Power and beautiful. God is good all the time!

      Sunnie

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      Chris Merritt 6 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Yes He is Sunnie....and I thank you for reading my hub and leaving your comments.

      :)

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      Annette Donaldson 6 years ago from Northern Ireland

      Beautifully written with honesty. Please remember only men cry. I am sending you some love and I hope you will find much more strength.

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      breakfastpop 6 years ago

      I think a happy ending is near. All the best.

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      Michael Adams1959 6 years ago from Wherever God leads us.

      very beautiful and compassionately done,

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      Barbara Kay Badder 6 years ago from USA

      Beautiful.

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      WillStarr 6 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

      Great stuff Chris!

      Was this about a real event?

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      David Sproull 6 years ago from Toronto

      I think that was quite beautiful. Thank you for sharing that with all of us!

      It is also nice to see that despite what we may be told that there are true and enduring loves.

      It is something I feel I have and so nice to see it in others as well.

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      Chris Merritt 6 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Bluestar, thank you and I graciously accept you love and your comments.

      :)

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      Chris Merritt 6 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Pop, I believe in happy endings too, and I appreciate your remarks.

      :)

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      Chris Merritt 6 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Michael, thank you very much for your kind words.

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      Chris Merritt 6 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Barbara, I appreciate you reading and commenting on my hub.

      :)

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      Chris Merritt 6 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Thanks Will and yes, this happened this week.

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      The Frog Prince 6 years ago from Arlington, TX

      What a tribute to your wife. She's a lucky lady and you're obviously a lucky man.

      Absolutely beautiful my friend.

      The Frog

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      Chris Merritt 6 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      DDS, I really appreciate your very kind words. I love my wife with all my heart. She the best friend I ever had.

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      Chris Merritt 6 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Thank you Frog!...I truly am a very lucky man....I appreciate your kind remarks.

      :)

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      Cogerson 6 years ago from Virginia

      Very nice.....a man married to his best friend is indeed one lucky man....voted up

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      Maria Jordan 6 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

      CM~~ This is poignant and love- filled... thank you for sharing such a beautiful experience.

      Voted UP & AWESOME & BEAUTIFUL...!

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      Chris Merritt 6 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Cogerson, I consider myself very blessed...and thanks for your comments.

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      Chris Merritt 6 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      marcoujor, I deeply appreciate you stopping by to read and leave such kind words to me.

      Thanks,

      :)

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      PenMePretty 6 years ago from Franklin

      This sounds like something you experienced. So much heart.

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      Chris Merritt 6 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      PenMePretty, I have indeed experienced this, just this week. Thanks for reading my ramblings..

      :)

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      Tamarajo 6 years ago from Southern Minnesota

      Moved by your incredible love for your wife expressed so beatifully in your poem. Precious!

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      Sharon Smith 6 years ago from Northeast Ohio USA

      What beautiful, intimately written words about your lovely wife! Voted up and awesome.

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      Chris Merritt 6 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Thank you Tamarajo

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      Chris Merritt 6 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Sharyn, I appreciate you accolades.. :)

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      SheriSapp 6 years ago from West Virginia

      Hope that it is possible to be long-married and STILL deeply in love.....THANKS!

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      Chris Merritt 6 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      I really am Sheri.....Thanks for reading.

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      ChristineVianello 6 years ago from Philadelphia

      So beautiful...

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      Chris Merritt 6 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Christine.....Thanks......I never written anything beautiful before....I guess I gotta give my wife credit for it...and GOD. Cause, I'm not what I call a "beautiful" writer....I usually struggle with everything I write....this one I just laid it all out there with my thoughts at the time....

      I really appreciate ALL of the kind words and encouragement by everyone....

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      b. Malin 6 years ago

      What a Beautiful, Heartfelt Tribute to your Wife and the Love you feel...She is a Lucky woman, and you my friend, are a very Lucky Man to have a Healthy Wife, once again.

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      Chris Merritt 6 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Thank you b Malin, YES, My wife and I feel very blessed for the uplifting news we had earlier this week. I am, indeed, a very lucky man.

      I so much appreciate your very kind remarks.

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      FriendofTruth 6 years ago from Michigan

      Beautiful!

      What a blessing your marriage is! And I'm so thankful that all is turning out well...will lift you both in prayer.

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      Chris Merritt 6 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      FriendofTruth,

      Thank you for your comments and for your prayers...

      :)

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      James A Watkins 6 years ago from Chicago

      This poem is lovingly crafted and quite moving. God is good. He answered your prayer. You are blessed beyond measure. Thank you for sharing this priceless piece of art.

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      Chris Merritt 6 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      James, I cannot express myself enough of God's goodness to me. I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your very kind words, it means very much too me.

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      Nadine M AuCoin 5 years ago from the Island of Cape Breton to the Eastern Shores near Halifax, NS

      You and your family are in my thoughts and prayers, I wish your wife all the very best in these troublesome times. This is a very wonderful Hub CMerritt, I wish it wasn't so for you...it is very touching and you write beautifully from the inside out.. You can share with us, and hopefully gain strength and encouragement from us here, I for one am here and will be checking in hoping to hear good news... Thanks for sharing, you're in my prayers,

      MM

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      Chris Merritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Maggie, I have never even tried to write such a "poem" if you will before. I merely have taken the advice from some from some fellow hubbers, and put down my thoughts, from my heart. I so much appreciate your prayers and very kind words.

      My wife will have some extensive tests done tomorrow, that will, hopefully shine some good news upon us, and allow Doctors to bring some comfort and healing to my wife.

      Your prayers mean very much too me.

      :)

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      Nadine M AuCoin 5 years ago from the Island of Cape Breton to the Eastern Shores near Halifax, NS

      CMerritt, please keep me posted, and the best of wishes and hopes to receive good news!!

      MM

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      Chris Merritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Thanks Maggie, and I most certainly will keep you posted.

      Thanks for caring.

      :)

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      epigramman 5 years ago

      ......this life affirming and essential poetic tribute to your beloved wife is just about one of the most powerful and beautiful and moving pieces of writing - I've ever read - anywhere. Godspeed to you - as I send my good thoughts and energy to 'both' of you!

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      Chris Merritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Epi, I am completely humbled. Thank you ever so much for those very kind words, and I deeply appreciate your thoughts and energy.

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      James W. Nelson 5 years ago from eastern North Dakota

      A completely gorgeous poem, CMerrit, very moving. You and your wife are prosperous to have such love for each other. Thank you.

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      Chris Merritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Thanks Ron, I truly am a lucky man... I appreciate your kind words.

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      C-Bless 5 years ago from Canada

      Made me teary-eye. Very charming ode to your bride. God is still Jehovah-Rapha, the Lord that heals, so please continue to keep the faith. I appreciate you sharing your heart so openly. Be blessed ...

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      Chris Merritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      C-Bless,

      Thank you for reading my hub. I am very blessed...your comments mean very much to me, and I deeply appreciate them.

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      Ar Az 5 years ago from Los Angeles, CA

      Absolutely beautiful Hub. May God bless you and your family. Your wife will be in my prayers.

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      Chris Merritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      One-life1, your prayers mean very much too my wife and I. I thank you for reading and caring.

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      feenix 5 years ago

      CMerritt, beautiful and touching poem. I love that you love your wife as much as you do, and I also love that you love The Lord. You are truly and good man, a good husband and father, and a good servant to Our Father.

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      Chris Merritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      feenix,

      Thank you for your very gracious remarks....

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      nell79 5 years ago from United States

      What a beautiful tribute to your wife! Thank you for sharing :)

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      Chris Merritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      thank you for your comments nell...and your compliment.

      :)

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      Becky 5 years ago

      Beautiful and poignant. I will add some prayers for you and yours. God is so great. I am so happy to see another good marriage.

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      Chris Merritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Thanks Becky....My wife is everything in the world to me.

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      Marilyn Alexander 5 years ago from Vancouver, Canada and San Jose del Cabo, Mexico

      May God continue to grant to you and your wife and family, many, many more blessings.

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      Chris Merritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Thank you Maralexa, your comments are deeply appreciated.

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      Yves 5 years ago

      A beautiful tribute to your wife. I keep telling women... there are still good men out there, and you are living proof. Congratulations on the positive diagnosis of your spouse!

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      Chris Merritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      savvydating,

      I am flattered and I thank you ever so much for your kind words.

      Chris

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      Bill Holland 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

      I love poems about love and yours is beautiful...as is the love for your wife. Those feelings of hopelessness sweep over us and it is inconceivable that we can do nothing...at which time we simply turn it over to God and let Him do what we cannot.

      I applaud your lovely marriage and wish you blessings and many more years to come with that lovely wife of yours.

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      Chris Merritt 4 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Thank you very much billybuc....

      :)

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      SanneL 4 years ago from Sweden

      What a loving and beautiful tribute to your wife. Such a lovely poem with words of compassion and love. You are so blessed to have each other, and share such strong bond.

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      Chris Merritt 4 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      I am INDEED, very blessed.

      Thank you SanneL for your visit and kind words.

      Chris

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      CrisSp 4 years ago from Sky Is The Limit Adventure

      Goosebumps while reading all through out...your wife and your family are very lucky to have you. You seem to be very loving husband (and family man). Your words in here say so, all so well.

      May love continue to spark in your heart and wish you and your wife happiness always.

      Up, beautiful and another piece to share with.

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      Chris Merritt 4 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

      Nice to meet you CrisSp, and thank you so very much for your very kind remarks.

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