Love Is More Than A Valentine and Lasts Beyond A Day

Love is
By Linda M. Smith

Love is more than a five dollar card,
More than a dozen roses,
More than candied valentines stamped with sugary I love yous.
Costing only coin.

Love is a look in passing
Where the eyes meet and say,
“You are not invisible.
I see you. I love you.”

Love is the silence in which you hear,
The comforting quiet of companionship,
Sharing words without sound,
That say, “I love you.”

Love is a tapestry woven of two lives,
Painting a new picture, telling a new story,
In the warp and woof, the light and shadows,
Of a life that says “I love you.”

Love is a flame in early years, hot and bright,
Fulfilling the life that’s meant to be.
It never dies, but only settles, becoming a banked fire
Spreading its warmth steady and true throughout time.

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8 thoughts on “Love Is More Than A Valentine and Lasts Beyond A Day

    • Thank you, Jo Ann,
      I debated about posting it, but I wanted something for Valentine on my blog. So I wrote it just before I posted it, then got cold feet in the middle of the night. I almost came in here to delete it. I had made up my mind to do that this morning and Mike helped me change my mind. I don’t have a lot of confidence in my poetry because I don’t know the rules. This one started out to be an essay and evolved. Thank you for your encouragement. Again.

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