Valentine Kiss by ACW Graphics
My First Valentine's Day
Without You


In all those years you were my friend, my lover and my wife,
You brought great joy and beauty to our home and to my life.
Each year I bought a valentine for you to show my love,
But this year you can read it from your home in heaven above.

If I could only find the words to say how much I care
And how each time I bow my head, I breathe your name in prayer.
I don’t know why God felt the time had come when we must part,
I may not understand His ways, but I can trust His heart.

And while my valentine this year won’t be the usual kind,
With fancy lace and lovers standing with their hearts entwined,
But it would say, “I love you dear, you’re everything to me,”
And it would soar across the skies for all the world to see.

by Mariane Holbrook

Mariane Holbrook is a retired teacher, an author of two books,
a musician and artist. She lives with her husband on coastal
North Carolina. She maintains a personal website and welcomes your Emails at

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