No flowers – just card



What needs be said on Valentine’s Day?

That on others does lesser weigh?

Are feelings then more than, say

Those encountered every day?

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Does one days’ contrivance thus

Count moreso than the daily us?

Not all pomp and circumstance

But daily laughter, smirks, perchance?

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Do the thoughts held tight like glue

Need yearly boots, from me or you?

Must every thought or word be said?

Or can actions, deeds yet be read?

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As age draws on, the youthful view

Of what once was, cannot now be true

As feelings age, mature, bear fruit

While springing from that strong, deep root

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Not every word thus needs be said

When entwined minds can be easily read

Or thoughts be seen ere if unspoken

To be held aloft by some cheap token

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Perfection said to be beholden

In eyes of deep reflection

Whole paths trod have changed direction

It does not change a life lived golden



A hand-written Valentine from my husband –

that he gave me I don’t even know how many years ago.

I still read it every year – – –

 

Copyright Richard A. Crowe, 2015

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4 thoughts on “No flowers – just card”

  1. Beautifully written and a lovely sentiment. We don’t “celebrate” Valentine’s day. When you get to spend your days your best and truest friend, every day is a gift to each other. I did buy her chocolates, but not pre-packaged ones with a bow or in a heart-shaped box. But then, I do that other days, too. 🙂

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