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Lace and Frills

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Lace and Frills

All around me I see folks are glad as can be
'Tis the season when glad hearts are beating
But surely you know, somewhere deep down below
There are hearts that are wounded and bleeding

See the cards go around, while the red hearts abound
Some are decked out with lace bows and cotton
But I haven't a one, I have missed all the fun
I am left all alone and forgotten

I had hoped for a card, yes, I hoped really hard
Just for one tiny note with a heart
Only three little words and I'd sing with the birds
Or I'd suck on a lemon that's tart

But I had me a plan, to the paper I ran
To the hearts and the lace and the cotton
And I made up some frills for some young pretty girls
That by others and me were forgotten

~ Feb 7, 2013~
~ For the Forgotten Valentine contest by Debra Squyres ~
~ metre ~

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  1. Date: 1/31/2015 10:00:00 PM
    this was a very lovely thought, to make cards to those others ALSO forgotten. It reminds me of when I so desperately wanted to be popular in grade school but the "in kids' only talked to me privately, not as a group. So in jr. high I blossomed and I went out to find others like me, the unpopular "normal" kids and I got some really good friends that way. That is the same message I perceived in this lovely poem.

  1. Date: 1/31/2015 9:57:00 PM
    I just scanned your list very quickly but did not see Celine poems. Where are they? Let me at least read this one. I need to get off, and I am finishing with YOUR poetry.

  1. Date: 2/15/2013 3:03:00 PM
    Reads like a winner to me..Enjoyed reading your creative work this afternoon..Did you really do this for some special ladies?...Thanks for stopping by..I hope that I will be able to do a little yard work this year..Maybe a little bit at a time until I get my flower beds weeded or maybe hire some help..Sara

  1. Date: 2/11/2013 5:12:00 AM
    Lovely write!

  1. Date: 2/9/2013 8:54:00 AM
    sentimental and sweet...very sweet with an eye catching title

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 6:56:00 PM
    Love the rhyming style and meter as it's one I use a lot, too. Good stuff, partner!

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 5:18:00 PM
    More forgotten than not I think! Wonderful.....good luck

  1. Date: 2/8/2013 2:17:00 PM
    i like the sentiment in this poem and the way you've expressed it. i always feel bad for those who don't get valentines on this holiday, so i love your plan...