A poem, You are my Valentine

Love is 'gonna live here again

Thomas and Ruby
Thomas and Ruby

I felt a flutter and a little risque

I know without a doubt i don't tell you nearly enough

That without you i'd still be living in the past

And still be talking that old sob stuff

My day's of loneliness, my day's of despair

My daily feelings

Of, " I don't care

About tomorrow or whatever may be

Won't fill this void

His hurt left in me"

You only smiled when i said, " I will never love again "

You stayed around

My dear sweet friend

Then one day i miraculously found i wasn't crying so much

I actually enjoyed

The feeling of your gentle touch

You were so kind, You were so sweet

But still i was careful

I stood firm on my feet

Slowly i began to forget the deciet

I'd known in the past

You never gave up assuring me it was a memory that wouldn't last

You said, " Let it go, it's long past. "

Then one day when i saw you drive into my driveway

I felt a flutter

And a little risque

I've learned you have a heart of pure gold

Someone whose arms hold me

And keep me in a protective fold

Dare i say, " I love you? It's gonna take me awhile

But in between time

I can't get rid of this continuous smile.

Happy Valentine Day Thomas.

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sofs 4 years ago

Wow, I am so happy for you! Be sweets hearts forever.. that is what someone told us 21 years ago this day and we are :) Happy valentines day to you both! God Bless!


lady tenaz 4 years ago

so beautiful!!!


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Pearldiver 4 years ago from Tomorrow - In Words & NZ Time.

Nice one Ruby, isn't it a wonderful thing that positive change that hits you right between the eyes and wakes you up to the realization that happiness fits you better than ever before! And when it arrives all bundled up in the form of another good heart...

Thanks for sharing your mountaintop yell... very pleased to hear it so clearly down here in the real South.. take care and have a great year.


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Fennelseed 4 years ago from Australia

Good on you, AE, a slow hesitant surrender, captured beautifully in your words. Me thinks that smile is here to stay. A lovely Valentine poem. My votes again to you.


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Spirit Whisperer 4 years ago from Isle of Man

Thomas is a very lucky man! Happy Valentine's Day Ruby!


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Lanzskie 4 years ago from Wales, United Kingdom

Really sweet! please write more. Thank you anyway for following me.


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DonnaCosmato 4 years ago from USA

Wonderful tribute to your precious Thomas, Ruby! Happy Valentine's day to you both and best wishes for many more:)


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

Truly beautiful Ruby your poems are always so enjoyable and also say so much about the writer. Up up and away my friend.

Take care and have a great day.

Eddy.


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Deborah Brooks 4 years ago from Brownsville,TX

ohhh. Ruby this is wonderful.. i really love your poem.. I pray you and Thomas has a wonderful valentine and wonderful life together.

God Bless you

Debbie


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Sky9106 4 years ago from A beautiful place on earth.

What is to be will surely be once the hand of truth and sincerity touches you.

The knowledge you now share, and the experience that's yours will be your guide through all the coming years.

A blessed day to you and Thomas , God's guidance on you both.

Bless.


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mckbirdbks 4 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

Happy Valentines Day, Ruby. Great poem, with lots of emotion.


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Diana Grant 4 years ago from London

Mwah to both of you - isn't love grand!


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Vinaya Ghimire 4 years ago from Nepal

Love has infinite meaning, but it is always a wonderful feeling. I loved your work. It is very sonorous.


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Cardisa 4 years ago from Jamaica

Is this the beginning of something new? This is beautiful Ruby and you never know when love will come knocking.

Happy Valentine's Day.

xxxx


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thelyricwriter 4 years ago from West Virginia

AE, absolutely beautiful. True love is a great feeling and emotion to experience. Awesome job!


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Movie Master 4 years ago from United Kingdom

Oh Ruby this made me smile...

Happy valentines day!

x


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writer20 4 years ago from Southern Nevada

Ruby, your Valentine poem is purely beautiful. Thomas is extremely lucky to make you feel risque.Happy Valentines Day to both of you. Vote up and beautiful, Joyce.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Sofs, Thank you for wishing me happiness..It is about time i moved forward...Cheers.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Thank you J.J.for your beautiful comment...Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Thank you Pearldiver, Your comment makes me smile..Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Annie, Thank you for a sweet commenr..Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Spirit Whisperer, You're very kind. Thank you..Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Lanzskie, Thank you my new friend...Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Donna, Thank you for a thoughtful comment..Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Eddy. Thank you so much..Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Debbie, Thank you for your prayer. Cheers.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Sky, Thank you for words of kindness...Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Mck, Thank you..Happy Valentine Day..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Diana Grant, Nice to meet. Thank you..Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Vinaya, Thank you for coming by..Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Cardisa, It's not new..I just move slow..HaHa Thank you...Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Ricky, Thank you..I agree..Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Lesley, I'm happy i made you smile..Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Joyce, I had to find a word that rhymed with driveway..HaHa..Cheers


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Dexter Yarbrough 4 years ago from United States

This is so beautiful, AE! Have a wonderful Valentine's Day. You deserve it!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Dexter, Thank you so much..Have a great day..


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FloraBreenRobison 4 years ago

Beautiful poem. I am glad you've found happiness after not believing it would happen.


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drbj 4 years ago from south Florida

So open your heart, Ruby, if he is the one that counts,

But keep your money in separate banking accounts.

Happy Valentine's Day!


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drpastorcarlotta 4 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

Praise God, Happy Valentine Day! Beautiful poem as always!!!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Flora, Thank's for happy thought's...


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello drbj, HaHa..I didn't say a word about getting married, not going there.. Been there, done that.. He could buy and sell me many times. I an secure financially. Love your comment..You make me smile...


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello drpastorcarlotta, Thank you ..Happy Valentine Day to you....


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Injured lamb 4 years ago

It's touched...I can tell his tender and care, Ruby, thanks for sharing this touching poem with us. Let go of the past and cherish the very moment that he is there for you...you deserve the love and care every now and then, be blessed always...to you and your "hero" with a heart of pure gold, Thomas...


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Injured lamb, Your comment is so sweet.. thank you so much...


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epigramman 4 years ago

..woweeeeeeeee now that made my Valentine's Day - I mean he ain't George but he will have to do - lol lol - (with all due respect ) - I am so very very very very happy for you RUBY MY DEAR (courtesy of our Monk tune) and you have been a dear dear friend and loyal supporter of my writing - I couldn't have done this without people like you - and if you're anywhere near FACEBOOK - I have created a new group you would love and you're invited - it's called LET'S JUST TALK MUSIC AND CINEMA (I posted an older video today of Dolly's Jolene) lake erie time 12:17am you are a wonderful woman and human being - and he is a lucky man


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shimmering Dawn 4 years ago

Ruby, you deserve to be happy.. wishing you two all love and happiness. Have a blessed day! Joy and love!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Epi, Thank you my friend,,NO HE AIN'T GEORGE, but he's a fan..HaHa. I would love to join you all on Facebook. I feel the same as you..You are a wonderful person and I love following you. Your poetry always brightens my day...Smiles across the miles.....


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Shimmering Dawn, Thank you for wishes of happiness. Cheers my friend.


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acaetnna 4 years ago from Guildford

Wow this is so wonderful, I am so very pleased for you. The poem is awesome too!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello acatnna, Now how did i know without a doubt that you would be happy..HaHa Thank you..Cheers..


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Ruchira 4 years ago from United States

Great going, Ruby!

Wishing you and Thomas many eternal years together!

Cheers!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Ruchira, Thank you for kind wishes..Cheers my friend..


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Astra Nomik 4 years ago from Edge of Reality and Known Space

Wow, Ruby... this is so wonderful. Thomas sounds like a very special person ... I love your poetry and your writing. It is so heart felt... :)


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raciniwa 4 years ago from Naga City, Cebu

oh, this is so sweet Ruby...and i love this so...sharing your wonderful moment with us is flattering...thank you...


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Astra, Thank you so much..He is a special person. Loves everyone. My king of people..Cheers..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello raciniwa, Happy to share with special people like you my Dear..Thank you...Cheers


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Lady_E 4 years ago from London, UK

It's absolutely gorgeous.

Beautiful Poem. I hope Thomas read it. :)

Thanks


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Elena, He read it and smiled. Thank you the gorgeous comment..Cheers My Friend..


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

When love comes knocking at your door.... Yes, Ruby, enjoy! Life is too short to stay stuck in the past. No two loves are the same, and we will never find Mr Perfectly Right, we can but only love and appreciate the Thomas's who manage to enter our comfort zone. And we can always kick them out if they dare hurting us, because we CAN live without them. Enjoy the good in life as long as it last, is by now a well practiced motto of mine. Tell Thomas I love him too and just because he flutters you :)))


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Martie, I just thought it was about time i let it be known that i have a friend in my life. He is the most honest man i have ever known. You are so right about different kinds of love. There will never be a love like my first. I intend to stay single. Marriage is not for me..I guess i am too independent. I will tell Thomas of your love, i've told him all about you and our fun adventures..Thank you my Dear friend..Cheers


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BobbiRant 4 years ago from New York

Very sweet and I'm so happy for you. This is so great! I enjoyed reading this, brought a bright spot to my day. *hugs*


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Bobbi, Thank you so much..Happy you enjoyed..Hugs


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prasetio30 4 years ago from malang-indonesia

Ruby, you are my lady Valentine. Brilliant and beautiful poem. You are so sweet and thumbs up for you. I believe that your heart filled with "love" and thanks for your kindness to share this with us. God bless you!

Love and peace, Prasetio


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Aha Prasetio, You are so kind and sweet. Thank you for gracing my page..Love and peace my friend...


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carolinemd21 4 years ago from Close to Heaven

This is so beautiful Ruby. :) Hugs.


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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

Ruby, how did I miss this wonderful valentine?

Beautiful poetry,from a woman thats all class.


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A.A. Zavala 4 years ago from Texas

Ellie may, I knew this day would come. A suitor can not wait in line forever. Happiness to you and your special man friend. I told myself I wouldn't cry...


Sunnie Day 4 years ago

Ruby...this may be the sweetest Valentine hub I have read..so honest and true. New love on the horizon..how sweet and magical..I loved it..thank you!


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Just Ask Susan 4 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Ruby, Beautiful Valentine. I'm so happy for you.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Caroline, Thank you for reading and leaving a hug..Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Michael, Thank you..What a sweet remark! Cheers my friend...


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello A.A. You will always have a piece of my heart my dear friend..Thank you..You always make me smile..Cheers


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Sunnie, Thank you for kind words. Happy you enjoyed my Valentine hub..Cheers my friend...


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Susan, Thank you so much..Tke care my friend..Cheers


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savanahl 4 years ago

What a beautiful poem. Happiness is a lovely thing indeed. Voted up.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Savanahl, Nice to meet you. Thank you for your lovely comment...Cheers


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Rosemay50 4 years ago from Hawkes Bay - NewZealand

Such a beautiful poem. I am so pleased for you Ruby. Wishing you all the happiness in the world


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nighthag 4 years ago from Australia

The magic of new love has a lot of power to heal, I truly wish nothing but the best for you my dear, and considering the soft beauty in this poem it sounds like you may have found it. :)


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Rosemary, Happy to see you..Thank you for kind wishes for happiness..Cheers my friend..


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Nighthag, Your comment is so sweet.. Thank you so much...Cheers


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QudsiaP1 4 years ago

Beautiful poem Ruby. :)


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello QudsiaP1, Thank you for reading..Cheers


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Isn't it lovely when love takes us out of the darker places in our lives--I am happy for you Ruby!


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Thank you so much Audrey and yes, it is a great feeling to love again..Cheers My Friend


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Perspycacious 4 years ago from Today's America and The World Beyond

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Beauty is in the eye of the holder.

Beauty is in the eye of the held.

Your poem says it all, for now. Gave credit to patient Thomas, too.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Perspycacious, Nice to meet you. I had a good laugh concerning 'patient Thomas' Thank you for your poetic comment..Cheers...


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Deepak Chaturvedi 4 years ago from New Delhi, India

Hi ruby true feelings and great love.Enjoyed and shared.


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Deepak, So sorry i am just now responding to your comment. I was unaware of your visit..Thank you..Happy you enjoyed..


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coffeegginmyrice 4 years ago from Toronto, Ontario

Lovely! I'd like to share this on my FB poetry page: Passionate Poetry. Cheers and thanks, always exploring! ~Tess


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always exploring 4 years ago from Southern Illinois Author

Hello Tess, I am so happy to know your name, i had to double check the correct spelling of your avatar each time you came to visit. Ha..Happy for you to share..Thank you...

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    I am a writer of poetry and fiction. I especially love flash fiction. My name is Ruby, and I live in Southern Illinois. I am a retired R.N.



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