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Penny Hearts

I remember my penny hearts,
The ones you carved and painted red.
Each night I clutched them to my heart
While dreaming of you in my bed.

You were my first sweet Valentine.
I recall the deep love we shared;
How you pursued me with flowers,
And poetry to prove you cared.

Our romance soared into the clouds.
Your handsome face I memorized,
Each lash, each curve of your tan face
Etched in my mind, immortalized.

Constant daydreams would fill my days 
Until at last we could unite
To capture stars within our eyes.
Our future seemed so very bright.

But alas, it was not to be.
So many things that would divide
Our sacred love that we both felt
Was doomed and buried deep inside.

With joy I'll always remember
How great it felt to be a part
Of a tender love so inclined
To value high, each penny heart.


*Dedicated to my first love who spent hours carving
those pennies into hearts to create a bracelet for me.
 ~First Place~
Romantic Valentine Contest - Poetry Contest
Sponsor: Emile Pinet 

Copyright © | Year Posted 2018

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Date: 8/4/2018 7:05:00 PM
I enjoyed reading this one again. A truly special write.
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Date: 7/16/2018 8:41:00 PM
Hello Connie … a lovely nostalgic poem Connie. Those times will never leave and neither should they. Youth only comes once and doesn't last long - thank you Connie - Lindsay
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Date: 7/5/2018 1:54:00 AM
Simply fabulous!!!
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Date: 4/20/2018 12:26:00 AM
cute but ending is tough.... more to come then!!!
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Date: 4/15/2018 1:08:00 PM
The beauty of first love so tenderly conveyed. A precious memory to hold within your heart always. Wonderful writing, my friend. Sincerely, Elaine
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Date: 4/6/2018 6:06:00 AM
Very sweet memories, I'm glad to see it won first place, congratulations Connie!
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Date: 3/13/2018 7:12:00 PM
Back at you again on this one, Connie. It's even better the second time around, a masterpiece. Bravo! :) Gershon
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Date: 3/7/2018 11:43:00 AM
Congratulations Connie on a well deserved win. Enjoyed reading each and every line.
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Date: 2/28/2018 7:06:00 PM
Hello Connie,this is a beautiful Valentine poem. So romantic. have a nice eveninmy friend.
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Date: 2/21/2018 7:24:00 PM
Lovely, Connie, have you still got the keepsake? Viv x
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 2/28/2018 7:48:00 PM
No, sadly they got lost when things were left at my mothers while I was moving. They are etched in my memory forever and this poem will live on. Thank you Viv. ; )
Date: 2/19/2018 12:41:00 PM
Connie, How are you doing? My email box was almost empty today. Anyway, I am going to begin a marathon of Stranger Things soon (if hubbie does not wake up and try to interrupt it) He was awake all night sick with worry about his parents. I just want to finish here and have lunch. WE got snowed in today. SO happy I had the day off!!
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 2/28/2018 7:51:00 PM
Thank you Andrea. I am dorry you lost your mother in law. I will write you to catch up. xxoo
Date: 2/15/2018 9:53:00 PM
This is so gorgeous, Connie, I just adore it! I have read it more than once and couldn't believe I hadn't commented before, (I'm glad I checked) ... I am SO far behind on comments and thank-you's and congrats. This is a fav for sure, and I will be reading it to my folks, (I know what they like). Blessings and congrats, Dear Friend! :-) <3
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Connie Marcum Wong
Date: 2/16/2018 2:31:00 AM
Thank you very much for your wonderful comment and support with the fave. I am having a terrible time trying to read here at PS. The same ad keeps popping up over and over and jumping from the bottom of the screen up to the top. I am trying to get help from my Kindle fire techs, not sure if this will even post. : (
Date: 2/13/2018 6:09:00 PM
Thanks for stopping by today, Connie. FINALLY I think I am caught up unless I did not start far enough down my comments list trying to catch up on two to three days of comments. Hubbie almost home so maybe I can just work on some poems tonight and stay off Soup the rest of the day. Have a great night and Happy Valentines day tomorrow.
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Date: 2/11/2018 9:47:00 PM
A poem that brings new life to the timeless expression, "Pennies From Heaven!" Congratulations on a beautiful poem and a wonderful win! Warm winter wishes, Gershon Wolf
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Date: 2/7/2018 8:12:00 PM
wow, you got yourself a beautiful trophy there, Connie. Fantastic!! And congrats. Hurry and do your rose monoku!!
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Date: 2/7/2018 9:19:00 AM
This lovely tale tugs at the heart strings Connie.
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Date: 2/4/2018 5:25:00 PM
Beautiful theme of penny hearts! Congrats on 1st place!
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Date: 2/4/2018 1:20:00 PM
Charming. Your last line is like a bow on the package. Congrats on your win, Connie.
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Date: 2/4/2018 5:47:00 AM
Congrats on your top win Connie
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Date: 2/4/2018 5:25:00 AM
Congrats on being awarded top honors for your poem. A story like that was destined to be in first place...Maria xxx
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Date: 2/3/2018 10:17:00 PM
Congratulations Connie, a well deserved win!!!
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Date: 2/3/2018 7:30:00 PM
Hi Connie, I'm just coming back to say congratulations on your top win. It was well deserved:-) Alexis
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Date: 2/3/2018 5:05:00 PM
Back with bigs congratulations .. Hugs Eve
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Date: 2/3/2018 3:14:00 PM
Congrats Connie on your first place win.
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Date: 2/3/2018 2:25:00 PM
Such a lovely, well-written love poem, Connie. Congratulations on your well-deserved First Place Trophy win in the contest! Hugs, Sandra
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