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I spent too many years spent trying to figure out what I was supposed to do with my life, and if there was someone I was supposed to do it with. After wandering the country for many years, I returned to my hometown - where I found my wife. And ever since then, my life has been complete.

My Island, Adrienne

Like a ship
without a sail,
with no rudder at the tail,
adrift within a storm
of life confusions,
I was beached upon a shore
no chart had ever shown before,
when I jumped onto the sand
I knew I found an island,
my island, Adrienne.

I work the land from Monday
until we sail the boat on Sunday,
to places on Long Island,
From Guilford to Duck Island,
where time passes quickly,
like the breeze across the bow,
and I'm safe within the shelter,
my island, Adrienne.

Now I love the life I'm living
and all that God has given
the earth, sea and sky
and this good woman by my side.

My wife you see is everything to me
I love her more each day,
she helps me see the way,
and we somehow seem to be
best friends and now a family.

So we'll blow with the breezes,
and God bless Adrienne when she sneezes,
working together against life tides,
we'll tack together side by side,
through storms, doldrums and jives,
our love forever will survive.
You are my island, Adrienne.
© 2000 Paul Hoekman Please respect the rights of the author and Passions in Poetry. If you would like to use this poem on your own web page, please contact the Author. Thank you.

4 Visitor Comments

Thabang
It is preety passionate, i love it.
TiA
I LUV UR POEM I FINK IT IS BEWTIFUL IF I WAS UR WIFE I WUD BE CRYING TEARS OF HAPPINESS,IT IS ONE OF THE BEWTIFULEST POEMS I HAV READ YET!I WISH U AND UR WIFE DA BEST OF LUCK FOR THE FUTURE AND GOD BLESS U!
adrienne
i liked your poem, it was sweet. Plus, my name is adrienne too. :)
Paul
Saw your name and I had to read the poem. it's nice!

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