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A Forgotten Valentine

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A Forgotten Valentine

A hand print in the middle,
hearts and flowers everywhere,
the prettiest card you ever saw.
Made with love, made with care.

Hidden in her school desk,
found on a windy March day.
Her teacher handed it to me
as we all bowed our heads to pray.

Valentine's Day she'd forgotten it
as she'd headed out the door.
So she turned to run back for it,
that's when my heart hit the floor.

She didn't look, she didn't see
the car headed straight her way.
If she hadn't turned to go back
she'd be alive today.

The driver thought she'd crossed
so she took her eyes from the road,
not realizing her mistake
and the tragedy that would unfold.

A forgotten Valentine
left in a little girls desk
was the reason she'd turned back,
was the reason we now laid her to rest.

It's now a constant reminder
of what used to be.
A framed Valentine card
my child made for me.

for Debra Squyre's "Forgotten Valentine" contest

Copyright © Francine Roberts

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  1. Date: 3/16/2013 11:09:00 AM
    To bring somber beauty out of tragedy demands talent deserving all matter of awards..... Congrats..... Jake

  1. Date: 3/10/2013 6:07:00 PM
    congratulation a little late by happy for you

  1. Date: 2/12/2013 10:38:00 AM
    Belated congratulations on your win Francine luv xx

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 9:14:00 PM
    Francine:-) ... Congratulations, with your awesome poem in Debra s "The Forgotten Valentine... " contest... glad to see you on the winning list. Always & Forever* PD

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 6:12:00 PM
    This really gave me the shivers. So sad for the mother but I know she wouldn't be able to let it go. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 3:18:00 PM
    OMG I do hope this is not true..what a sad story! Congrad's on your win! Light & Love

    Roberts Avatar Francine Roberts
    Date: 2/11/2013 3:35:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry

    totally fabricated Debbie
  1. Date: 2/11/2013 12:39:00 PM
    Congratulations on your 2nd place win in my contest. So touching !! Thanks for your support of my fist contest !!

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 3:03:00 PM
    very touching and poignant. i hope it's just a story...

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 12:39:00 PM
    very emotional, a good write indeed... good luck in the contest...

  1. Date: 2/7/2013 10:29:00 AM
    Wow. I really liked that, (not in a morbid way). Nice job.