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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.
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