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Forgotten Valentines

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Forgotten Valentines

I went through the attic , and there I found
Stacks of valentines, just laying around
Some of them received, when I was a child
Days of innocence, before I was wild

Then I found one from when I was a teen
When we broke up, I was so very mean
As I read her card,  I'm left feeling bad
Thinking about it now makes me so sad

Everything seemed like a promise of love
Spirits soaring on wings from high above
Still here they sit alone in this pile
Heart shaped gifts, forgotten after a while

What of the other cards, I threw away
All my lost Valentines, from former days
Hearts that were broken, including my own
That day is difficult when you're alone

Practice makes perfect, true love in the end
Forgotten Valentines, were just pretend
Now I know a love, that is made to last
My old Valentines, belong in the past

The Forgotten Valentine Contest
Written February 1st on my Wife's Birthday.
She is so amazing that all our Valentines
are unforgettable.

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  1. Date: 2/12/2013 10:53:00 AM
    Belated congratulations on your win once more Richard xx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/12/2013 2:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Mandy.
  1. Date: 2/11/2013 9:16:00 PM
    Richard:-) ... Congratulations, with your awesome poem in Debra s "The Forgotten Valentine... " contest... glad to see you on the winning list. Always & Forever* PD

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/12/2013 2:50:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Linda
  1. Date: 2/11/2013 6:29:00 PM
    So happpy you found your one true valentine. The others just don't matter. Congratulations on your win. Love, Joyce

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/11/2013 8:23:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Joyce
  1. Date: 2/11/2013 12:54:00 PM
    So this write was yours...well, Well done !!! Thank you for supporting my first member's contest. Congratulations on your WIN !! So sweet that one feels that way about their spouse, as it should be.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/11/2013 1:11:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Debra, good contest.
  1. Date: 2/6/2013 2:33:00 PM
    Hey, Rick, this one is great! You did an awesome job of milking the theme for all it was worth. Sad, happy, hopeful, tender. You've got it all. I hope this one does well for ya.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/6/2013 3:02:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Isaiah
  1. Date: 2/6/2013 10:23:00 AM
    What wonderful imagery you created - the heart shaped gifts in a pile - and I love your pondering tone of wondering what happened to the other cards. sweet dedication to your wife too :)

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/6/2013 10:29:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Susan, I am pleased you enjoyed my poem. You have made me smile.
  1. Date: 2/3/2013 9:20:00 AM
    What a sweet birthday tribute for your wife...you both are so lucky to know true love. Hugs

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/3/2013 9:44:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Cecillia, I feel extremely blessed.
  1. Date: 2/2/2013 2:06:00 AM
    Young people are selfish, so you don`t have to feel sad because you had been bad. Your wife is a very lucky lady! A wonderful poem! Good luck in the contest! You are my favorite poet now.

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/2/2013 9:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    I am honoured!
  1. Date: 2/2/2013 1:46:00 AM
    Hi Richard wow what a wonderful thought about those old valentines, good luck in the contest, have a great weekend my friend, all the best Owen

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/2/2013 9:00:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    You as well owen
  1. Date: 2/1/2013 8:16:00 PM
    Beautiful tribute to your wife Richard, enjoyed reading your valentine verse tonight, have a great weekend xxx

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/2/2013 8:32:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Thanks Rose
  1. Date: 2/1/2013 6:47:00 PM
    This is another one of your tremendous writes my friend! You have done a magnificent job with this glorious poem! What a fantastic piece, Great Work!!

  1. Date: 2/1/2013 6:45:00 PM
    superb!!...this is so lovely poem... like your write dear Poet Ricard...<3 <3 <3 happy valentine in advise then...:) sk

    Lamoureux Avatar Richard Lamoureux
    Date: 2/2/2013 8:28:00 AM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Soup mail
  1. Date: 2/1/2013 6:40:00 PM
    great write and a great birthday wish for your true love...thanks for sharing..

  1. Date: 2/1/2013 6:23:00 PM
    Well said Richard, gad you found your true valentine...Seren

    Roberts Avatar Seren Roberts
    Date: 2/1/2013 6:24:00 PM Block poet from commenting on your poetry


    Oops typo. Glad*