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Valentine's Day

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Valentine's Day

Chocolate, flowers, cards with hearts,
And the message each imparts:
“You’re a person I adore;
Who could ask for something more?”

Tell us that today’s the day 
We must have something nice to say
To husbands, daughters, sons, and wives:
We’re grateful that you’re in our lives.

Even though I see your flaws,
I accept them all, because
All your plusses far outweigh
The foolish things you sometimes say.

The little habits that annoy
Do not mean that I don’t enjoy
The many ways you are so sweet;
You really make my life complete.

I’m sure you have your own long list
Of things I do that make you pissed,
But underneath the love is strong;
That’s why our union’s lasted long.

So on this day of sentiment,
I think of years that came and went
And I am thrilled you still are mine,
And hope you’ll be my valentine.


For PD's Valentine's Day poem contest

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  1. Date: 2/17/2013 5:15:00 PM
    Congrats, Ilene. Nice going. xxxRalph

  1. Date: 2/17/2013 12:02:00 PM
    You are always the master of story and rhyme Ilene

  1. Date: 2/17/2013 5:12:00 AM
    - A very sweet Valentine's poem, it had to win Ilene !!!! - Love it. - CONGRATULATIONS!! - Have a beautiful Sunday. - oxox / / Anne-Lise :)

  1. Date: 2/16/2013 10:58:00 PM
    Congratulations my dear Ilene for your very lovely write and fantastic win! I enjoyed reading your great Valentines poem! love/hugs, Leonora

  1. Date: 2/16/2013 5:57:00 PM
    wonderful write...congrats on your win

  1. Date: 2/16/2013 4:43:00 PM
    Ilene, congrats on your win with this sweet Valentine poem! Love, Kim

  1. Date: 2/16/2013 3:32:00 PM
    So nice to hear of long lasting LOVE. Congrad's on your win. Light & Love

  1. Date: 2/16/2013 3:28:00 PM
    Congratulations on your fine win, Ilene!

  1. Date: 2/16/2013 2:15:00 PM
    Ilene, CONGRATULATIONS :-) with your lovely and wonderful poem. always & forever *LINDA

  1. Date: 2/15/2013 11:16:00 PM
    I think PD should place this one really high. It is so cute and speaks volumes!!

  1. Date: 2/15/2013 12:05:00 PM
    Hope you had a good V. Day Happy Purim! Peace & Love Matthew Anish

  1. Date: 2/15/2013 11:49:00 AM
    Ilene...finally, a peek at your romantic side....I must say, I like it! :)