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VALENTINE'S    DAY

What do you think of VALENTINE’S DAY,
Do you like the day…or perhaps not;
I think it’s great…now,
But, when I was a child…I didn’t like it a whole lot.

Every year…in elementary school,
I dreaded that day…when it rolled around;
Most children made their valentines…way back then,
Mine weren’t all that pretty…I had found!

Some children had material to work with,
And, some were quite artistic;
That couldn’t be said of all of us,
Well…I’m saying this…to be realistic.

I did my very best…to cut out that perfect ‘heart’,
But, it always…it always seemed to be lop-sided,
The gluey fingerprints…weren’t pretty either,
I wouldn’t make anymore…I decided!

So, my Mom…went out and purchased,
A packet…you know…the store-bought kind;
I thought my problems were solved…now,
But, I had others…I’d soon find.

Who to give them to…was the question,
For some in my classroom…I disliked;
Okay, that settled it,
I’d give them to only those that I liked.

Of course, there was someone special,
I sure wish that I were braver;
I’d tell him just how I felt,
But, for now…these are thoughts I’d just savour.

And, the hurt…have you ever felt it,
When only a couple of cards…you get?
Not everybody's popular,
But, that happens to very few…I’ll bet!

Happy…eager…glad…sad,
What are your feelings…for they abound;
There are so many mixed feelings,
When VALENTINE’S DAY rolls around!

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November 13, 2005

Aimee Love
(LHG)


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