What did I do?


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Written for the strongest man I know. A person who not only carries himself, but also carried me for most of my life. For without him I would surly have perished. My husband, the love of my life. Richie, thank you for being you. All my love now and always. Beth

What did I do?

What did I do to have to go through the things I've had to go through?
Why were so many of my days spent feeling Blue?
Why, when I was with a person as kind as you?
Why didn't I see all the blessings in front of me?
What caused you to fall in love with me?
Was it compassion, pity or something else you could see?
Something only you could see in me?
Could you see me clearer then I could see?
Could you see my reflection in the mirror differently?

What did I do to deserve a man like you?
Why did you stand by me when most would leave?
Why did you hold my hand when I was falling so miserably?
Why did you hold me close as I wept uncontrollably?
Why were you there when I thought no one would be?
Why were you there when I thought no one should be?

Why did you love me when I was bitter and cruel?
Why did you stand there and take the abuse?
Why did you let me hurt you so?
Why didn't you step away and just say NO?
What did I do to deserve your love that only grew?

What did I do?
What did I do?
What could I do to express my gratitude?
What should I do to prove my love for you?
What can be done to erase the pain from the past?
Why is ours a love that seems will always last?

What did I do to deserve a man like you?
How did you become such a loving soul?
How did you learn when you had so few to follow?
How did we raise a loving family?
How could we do it with all we have been through?

What did I do to deserve a man like you?
I would do it all over again if you would too.
I would NEVER have survived if it weren't for you.
I am so grateful that God has blessed me with you.
It matters not "What did I do?"
All that matters is that I am with you.
All that matters is we shared our lives with on another.
I am who I am as a result of loving You!

What did I do to deserve a man like you?

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rpb317 commented on What did I do?


I know you a bit longer than hubby but when I see both of you together I see a very true sincere love..I would rate your poem a 9.9



Thanks Bob. That is kind of you to say.

frankie454 commented on What did I do?


Very reflective about a partner committed to love someone unconditional.



Frankie. Thank you so much for reading and commenting. He is a special guy.

59Cad commented on What did I do?


Very nice, you are two lucky people. They don't make marriages anymore.



LOL ty for the comment. I am guessing you left a word out. Could it be like??? LOL because I think they are still available in most states.

ide286 commented on What did I do?


States a true fact that I have learned myself in life.



Thanks for the comment. I am glad that you can find the truth in this poem. : )

winterkou commented on What did I do?


This is abeautiful write, wanted to coem back ands comment again, you did a very good job with this write sounds liek you got a very devoted and dedciated man who stands by you and takes care of you. I Thank God for love in my life.



Thank you again. I guess we were just meant to be. How lucky is that for me!!!!

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