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My Husband Is A Poet

Don't tell him as he doesn't know it!

By Denise E LindquistPublished 2 months ago 2 min read
My Husband Is A Poet
Photo by Leonardo Baldissara on Unsplash

As I sat down to write tonight, I was telling my husband that I needed to write and didn't much feel like it. I was surprised as I have 9 days left of this month. If I am already running out of steam, what will happen to my writing for the next week?

As you may or may not know, I am writing a couple of poems/rhymes a day to keep interest in my Poem a Day in February (PaDiF) project. I have had four contests in February, every year now for eight years.

He said, "What do you need? A topic?" I said that would help. I then told him this contest is to write about what we are passionate about. I started to list what I had already written about. Remembering to include how I wrote about him.

He then said, "What about birds?" And so it started. I would write and read to him what I had written. Then he would help me rhyme, or give me another sentence!

This is what we wrote:

A little passion rhyme from John and I:

We have birds out our window

Some don't stop, just go

Others stay to play and eat

We take a seat

Just to watch for action so

There are turkeys below

and woodpeckers you know

Well, one we call Woody, he's a sight

Then we have finch and sparrow

Chickadee and junco

Sometimes they fight

when it turns daylight

We can't forget the squirrel

they will twirl and whirl

It is fun having a bird feeder

I bet they wish there was a heater

A passion of mine, who knew

I didn't have a clue.


John only likes rhyme, in a similar way to how he just likes paintings of scenery/pictures. No modern art. He says poetry is like modern art. A child could do that. Of course, he is wrong about that! On both counts.

He rhymes every day and has no trouble coming up with rhyming words as he listed 5-10 rhyming words at one time for this rhyme. He will make up words too, which can be very funny.

He keeps me laughing all of the time with his rhyme. I truly believe he is a poet. He picks out the very best cards that I can not throw, so I have many saved from 2000, when we were first an item.

His payment is another of his favorite things. A DQ gift card for being a judge for rhyme and for helping me stay on track with my part of the project!

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About the Creator

Denise E Lindquist

I am married with 7 children, 27 grands, and 12 great-grandchildren. I am a culture consultant part-time. I write A Poem a Day in February for 8 years now. I wrote 4 - 50,000 word stories in NaNoWriMo. I write on Vocal/Medium weekly.

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  • Dharrsheena Raja Segarran2 months ago

    Awww, you and John make such an amazing team! Loved this collab poem!

  • Babs Iverson2 months ago

    Awesome!!!! Love the flow and rhyme!!!♥️♥️💕

  • Shirley Belk2 months ago

    I love it! Will work for DQ...don't have to be in Texas, either :) Loved the picture of the husband for hire, too. This cracked me up. Thank you so much...both of you

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