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My Valentine

Another Sweetheart’s Day my love
And once again I am alone.
No loving message in the mail
No whispered words by way of phone.

At forty-one, God took you home
You have been gone for fifty years.
The grass grows lushly on your grave.
I place my flowers and shed my tears.

I ask this question every day
And wonder why God planned it so
Why I should live and you should die.
In God’s own time, he’ll let us know. 

You said you’d be my love until 
My chestnut locks had turned to white.
I hug the promise that you gave.
It keeps me warm the whole cold night.

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  1. Date: 1/13/2013 1:30:00 PM
    sad but beautifully expressed...

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 12:52:00 PM
    made me feel the pain...wonderful piece....<3

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 5:19:00 PM
    Very emotive and expressive work..I can feel the pain..Enjoyed reading your Valentine write..If for a contest, should be a winner..Thanks for stopping by..Sara

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 5:08:00 PM
    This dear gem made me tear up. Once love has touched us it has touched us for a life time. God Bless your heart! lori

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 2:33:00 PM
    Bittersweet chills run my spine..I lost mine when he was 42. Way too soon. I too still shed tears and wonder why. He will always be my valentine... Written with love and grace and true into my fav's !!