"We don't stop playing because we grow old; we grow old because we stop playing." ~George Bernard Shaw

"Look at everything as though you were seeing it either for the first or last time." ~Betty Smith, A Tree Grows in Brooklyn

Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Poetry Jam July 31, 2013 My Super Hero

He doesn't have a red cape
Nor a mask to disguise
He's a high energy creator 
Which comes as no surprise

Starting from the ground up
With truckloads of supplies
He handled all the challenges
And sometimes improvised

At long last our home's complete
You think he'd just relax
But now he begins to shape the land
Making pathways to the max

Just about 18 months ago we made a huge move
350 miles south to live near Mt Shasta, California.
It's been a wonderful experience and a time of growth
for both of us. I have thoroughly enjoyed
watching my best friend have the time of his life
creating our wonderful home that we can share
with friends and family for years to come.

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Brian Miller said...

smiles...your best friend...def sounds like a hero to me...and sounds like he is having fun along the way...and he is in costume so you get the bonus points too...ha

Sandee said...

I know you are both very happy in your new home too. Now I know your hubby is more than happy. Excellent.

Have a terrific day honey. Big hugs. ☺

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

That was wonderful! Every man likes to know he is his wife's hero. I'm sure the outside will look great with those paths.

alan1704 said...

A superman to me. Everyone needs a hero in their lives. Wonderful poem

Dana said...

I loved that! What a great tribute. :)

Laurie Kolp said...

Moving is a heroic deed in and of itself... so glad you like it!

Chatty Crone said...

That was so sweet. Men want to be heroes for sure. sandie

messymimi said...

Congratulations to both of you! He is super, indeed.

stephen Hayes said...

Your man is lucky to be so appreciated. You live in a beautiful part of the country and I envy you.

Mary said...

He is indeed a super-hero. I am sure the feats he has accomplished have not been easy. An enjoyable poem to read.

Peggy said...

Neat tribute! And what a great experience that must be. Such lovely country there.

Glenn Buttkus said...

Yes, the love quotient is left out of most hero worship; and this poem has love in spades & hearts. Some of us have the mechanical aptitude of a fruit gnat, so I always applaud the person who can build or fix things.

Helen said...

Look .. up in the sky .. it's a bird, it's a plane .. no it's Russell!!!!

Celia said...

Wonderful to be on this new adventure with your hero. He's really thrown his heart into it. Many blessings to you both in your lovely new home.

LaTonya Baldwin said...

Please let me know if you can visit without impediment.

We look forward to making new a home, too (actually plopping down a double-wide on land)

Unknown said...

How wonderful! My grandparents used to live in Redding, so I know exactly where Mt. Shasta is :-) Congratulations on your home and finding that perfect partner--you can see the goodness in his smile :-)

Susan Lindquist said...

This huge task must have needed superhuman strength and perseverance ... nothing stresses human or marriage more than a move AND a construction project! I think you both must have superhuman tendencies!

Donna B. said...

Wonderful rhyme and tribute. Sounds like a dream come true. Always admire a man who can build and fix. That is my kind of hero!

Myrna R. said...

The energy near Mt. Shasta must be stupendous. Glad you have a super hero to build your home there.