A Departure from the Norm

This week’s Daily Post Discover Challenge is to take a risk and write a post that takes us out of our comfort zone. Blogging in general has taken us out of comfort zone as we continue to share more and more about ourselves as much as about our travels. Early in our marriage, Pete would write poetry to Dona often, including writing her a poem on a napkin the night that we first met. Unfortunately, work and life have reduced the frequency of the poems, but not the sentiments that we both share towards one another.

Below is a poem that was written less than two months after we first met.  Don’t worry, you won’t be seeing poetry on our site on a regular basis.  And, since we always try to put a photo with our posts, we’ve included a couple of pictures of orchids, which like love, need to be carefully tended to in order to bring out their full beauty.

Purple Orchid
Purple Orchid

In your eyes I see a smile that warms my heart.

In your touch I feel a passion that stirs my soul.

In your kiss I get lost in a world of emotion that I wish would never end.

With my arm around you, I feel so secure.

When I talk to you, I feel that I could conquer the world and make it our own.

When you hug me, my blood begins to boil with the passion from within.

When we’re together, nothing matters except that I’m with you.

When we’re apart, I feel the pull of my soul, which feels incomplete.

Never in my life have I felt emotion so strong that with the mere mention of your name, I get flustered and confused.

Never in my life have I ever truly felt anything until the day that we met.

White and Red Orchid
White and Red Orchid


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