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?


Does one days’ contrivance thus

Count moreso than the daily us?

Not all pomp and circumstance

But daily laughter, smirks, perchance?


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?


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


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


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


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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