“Tu B’Av, Jewish Valentine’s Day,
on which we send our thanks above
for the blessings that have given us the ones we love.
But, in addition, today, it is my mission
(as a poet, and didn’t you just know it
– I do feel queasy, that line was pretty cheesy)
to give thanks to Yaf, my wife,
on our anniversary,
the Hebrew date,
so I shall rate her
– high marks, I won’t berate her!
Yaf, a great wife, a great friend, a great luver,
a great muver,
a top sister in law to Tara, you are,
a great daughter-in-law to my ma and pa.
Yaf, a great laff,
a great cook – and you’ve got the look,
a hard worker, never a shirker,
do everything we all ask,
and you do it with a smile,
in your own inimitable style,
I have to say,
you blow me away!
You give me such support,
that I ought,
here and now,
to say it out loud and proud,
“THANK YOU, MY WIFE,
FOR WHAT YOU HAVE BROUGHT TO MY LIFE,
A LIFE YOU’VE SAVED,
THANK YOU FOR THE ROAD YOU’VE PAVED,
THANKS FOR BEING YOU:
MY GRATITUDE IS GENUINE, HONEST AND TRUE!
thanks to you,