A Valentine Gift

I thought to bring you roses on this day of Valentine;
I thought to bring you candy with frosting words that say "Be Mine";
I thought to buy a fancy card with love words all inside,
And Cupid shooting arrows thru two hearts that intertwine.

But roses, although lovely, wilt and die in a day or so;
And candy, once its eaten, is forgotten, don't you know?
A loving card may bring a smile, but then it's thrown away
After resting on a mantle place and getting in the way.

So, I decided I'd give something that would not wilt away;
A something that would stay around much longer than a day.
I give to you my heart that's full of love for only thee,
And I give it not for just a day, but for all eternity.


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searcher   searcher wrote
on 6/7/2008 2:12:22 AM
Thanks to all three of you for the kind words. I don't know if my poems to my wife (pulelehua on these WritingRoom pages) are my best work, but I know they have been my most enjoyable to write. I'm glad you all enjoyed this one. Terry

Hank   Hank wrote
on 5/25/2008 2:15:32 PM
Hi searcher: This is one of the best poems I've read in the writing room!

Michele   Michele wrote
on 5/24/2008 1:27:44 PM
Lovely! I'm sure your wife will treasure it always, and I hope you hand it down! Thank you for sharing your love with us.

Warriorprincess55   Warriorprincess55 wrote
on 5/24/2008 7:28:39 AM
Wow! This is a card all in itself! A beautiful poem apparently from a wonderful man written to the woman that he loves. God bless you both.

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A poem to my wife on Valentine's Day 1996.
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