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The Youthful Valentine

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The Youthful Valentine

Boy:
I spotted something on the ground
A crumpled valentine
And when I picked it up I found
This valentine was mine

"Why won't she be my valentine?
She turned her face away
Come back and be my valentine
Oh please come back and stay."

But still she walked the path ahead
A glance she did not waste
I tossed away the heart of red
And ran to her in haste.

"Why won't you be my valentine?
Don't turn your face away
Come back and be my valentine
Oh please come back and stay."

Girl:
"I cannot be your valentine
Because my heart could break
If all my heart were bound in thine 
Perhaps my heart you'd take."

Boy:
"Oh won't you be my valentine?
Your heart I'd never break
Were all your heart bound up in mine
I ne'er your heart would take."
Girl:
"So sweet you are to seek me out
So kind to understand
I did not mean to run or pout
So please accept my hand,

"Because I'll be your valentine
I'll turn no more away
Oh please do place your hand in mine
For I am here to stay."


First place entry in "Be My Valentine" contest.


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  1. Date: 1/30/2013 3:20:00 PM

    Congrats on your win. A very sweet Valentine. Warm Smiles, Connie

  1. Date: 1/29/2013 8:34:00 AM

    How very sweet it is...Valentinefeverflulonginfluenza :)

  1. Date: 1/14/2013 5:50:00 PM

    congratulations Isaiah ......Seren

  1. Date: 1/14/2013 1:25:00 AM

    Congratulations on your win! - JH

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 7:53:00 PM

    Congrats! ~SKAT

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 6:26:00 PM

    Nice, . ;-) Congratulations with your lovely poem. In Mystic Rose' "Be My Valentine" contest. Always~ PD

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 2:45:00 PM

    Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 11:10:00 AM

    Congrats Isiah on your placement and thank you for joining my contest xxx

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 10:37:00 AM

    You are on a roll, another first place finish. Great job!

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 10:11:00 AM

    So much talent and such a creative take with the use of conversation. Thanks Isaiah and thanks for the heads up in the contest

  1. Date: 1/13/2013 9:21:00 AM

    I see it's a winner too :) congrats

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 12:31:00 PM

    The flow of this is impeccable! I love it, going to add to my list of favorites

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 11:18:00 AM

    So wonderfully sweet....ahhhhh Hold your valentine dear !! Enjoyed this rhyme this morning....love blooms so beautifully when valentines aproaches for some ..

  1. Date: 1/12/2013 4:31:00 AM

    Eros and Psyche the endless play with different actors but always with the same beauty of love! Marvelous feelings, wonderfully expressed! Thank you!

  1. Date: 1/10/2013 12:46:00 PM

    Sweet ending or should I say beginning, well told story of young love in bloom. Thankks for your visits and positive comments. Have a blessed day.

  1. Date: 1/9/2013 9:40:00 PM

    This is quite sweet, and in no time, VAlentines Day will be upon us. This has such a quaint feeling to it. Very nice.