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Unwanted Valentine

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Unwanted Valentine


What shall I do with this love that burdens me so..
Should I put it in a box and tie it with a scarlet ribbon?
Will it be safe there on the shelf, away from prying eyes,
fresh and new and untouched by the tides of time...

I have tried to make it fit another, but it is unhappy
there and always returns to grab my heart , refusing
to live without the image of his face and smile.

No, I will keep it, and  hold it to my breast, like a 
lifeless child, afraid  it will be snatched away
and I can no longer feel its presence in my life.



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  1. Date: 2/19/2013 9:08:00 AM
    Save it for a rainy day.

  1. Date: 2/18/2013 10:30:00 PM
    wow, this is deep and really GOOD. Barbara, i have seen amazing poetry from you and in those really short forms like haiku and kimo too. Never sell yourself short!

  1. Date: 2/14/2013 2:57:00 PM
    Wonderful write, Barbara! Enjoyed reading. Luv, Annalise

  1. Date: 2/14/2013 12:45:00 PM
    Full of emotion! Very nice, Barbara! Happy Valentine Day!! Ruben.

  1. Date: 2/14/2013 9:51:00 AM
    Very touching...I think all have a bit of this tucked away...good luck