If I Could - A Valentine Poem

If I Could

...

If I could train

A butterfly

To flutter by

And catch your eye

... 

If I could send

A mourning dove

To coo to you

And win your love

... 

If I could send

The moon’s warm light

To warm your heart

Throughout the night

... 

If I could send

A diamond ring

So lovely that

Your heart would sing

... 

If I could do

These things so fine

Then I could be

Your Valentine

 

 

 

 

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G-Ma Johnson 5 years ago from NW in the land of the Free

That was sweet...I have been wanting to write one, but the words won't come to me...but this may be something like how I feel....HAPPY VALENTINE'S DAY....:O) Hugs G-Ma


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Rhonda Waits 5 years ago from The Emerald Coast

This was beautiful. You truly captured my heart with your poem. Have a great Valentines Day.

Sweet wishes Rhonda


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Poohgranma 5 years ago from On the edge

A luscious concoction you've stirred up here!


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Hyphenbird 5 years ago from America-Broken But Still Beautiful

Ah, that was sweet! Your honey will love it!


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thebluestar 5 years ago from Northern Ireland

Youv'e really made my day Will, felt like it was just for me lol Well done.


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breakfastpop 5 years ago

Lovely, Will. Happy Valentine's Day.


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vietnamvet68 5 years ago from New York State

great job Will, A lovely Valentine Poem.

God Bless


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Amy Becherer 5 years ago from St. Louis, MO

Beautiful, eloquent words in a few words, cowboy!


Doug Turner Jr. 5 years ago

Very nicely done. That could fit in a Valentine's card and melt the ladies' hearts. Cheers.


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Mentalist acer 5 years ago from A Voice in your Mind!

This definetly should flutter the heart of a potential or current soulmate,Will.;)


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drbj 5 years ago from south Florida

Oh, this was creative and just plain nice, Will. Thank you.

I wish that I

Could write as well.

Perhaps some day

Only time will tell.

Happy Valentine's Day to you and yours.


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Genna East 5 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Nicely done, Will. Once again, I love the honesty and simplicity in your words, combined with their beauty and tenderness. One of a kind, indeed.


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b. Malin 5 years ago

Yes you could be all our Valentines' with such beautiful words...But I'm sure they are meant for your "Special Lady"...Beautiful, thanks for sharing.


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Pamela99 5 years ago from United States

Absolutely beautiful Will. What a perfect home for Valentine's Day.


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A.A. Zavala 5 years ago from Texas

Looks like we have another cowboy poet in our midst. Beautiful poem, thank you for sharing.


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Just Ask Susan 5 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Beautiful! Happy Valentine's Day Cowboy.


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CMerritt 5 years ago from Pendleton, Indiana

Hallmark!!!.....Look OUT!!

Nice one Will.

:)


SilverGenes 5 years ago

Very nice! Happy Valentine's Day to you and your sweetheart!


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always exploring 5 years ago from Southern Illinois

Will that was pure sweetness wrapped up in a bright red Valentine. Wishing you love and happiness.

Cheers


Fay Paxton 5 years ago

Just perfect! So much better than a box of chocolates.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thanks all!

I gave it to my wife along with a dozen roses.

She liked the roses. :-)


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Brutus Orkney 5 years ago from AZ

Nicely written WS...at least I think so. Romantic stuff: Definitely NOT my strong point.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Oh I don't know about that. You talked a very nice lady into marrying you as I recall.


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MartieCoetser 5 years ago from South Africa

WillStarr, this poem touched my heart. It is another version of Henry David Thoreau’s quote: “Most men lead lives of quiet desperation and go to the grave with the song still in them.” While reading your poem for a second time, I heard Roger Whittaker sing – “I Don't Believe In If Anymore”. Thanks for sharing!


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saddlerider1 5 years ago

I agree with Martie and I felt the LOVE in this beautiful creative piece. The imagery permeated the air and I saw the butterflies take flight. Brilliant, loved it.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you Martie and saddlerider!


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Rosie2010 5 years ago from Toronto, Canada

OMG! You can be my Valentine anytime! Tell your wife, just kidding! What a lovely lovely poem.. so romantic. You my dear, are just so talented. Thumbs up and beautiful.

Have a nice day,

Rosie


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi Rosie, and thank you for your kind words!


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Micky Dee 5 years ago

Pretty darn sweet WillStarr! Write on and God bless!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thanks Micky!

Good to see you.


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Maggie-May 5 years ago from the Island of Cape Breton to the Eastern Shores near Halifax, NS

You totally blew my Valentine hub way out of the water! Bravo, I love this poem!

MM


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Well thank you Maggie-May, but I know better. Your Hub was superb!


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Maggie-May 5 years ago from the Island of Cape Breton to the Eastern Shores near Halifax, NS

You are a fine gentleman indeed! Thank-you!


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twentyfive 5 years ago

Aww so sweet! Who needs Hallmark :)


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi twentyfive, and thank you!


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Wealthmadehealthy 5 years ago from Somewhere in the Lone Star State

What a beautiful poem. I found it because of someone elses hub I was reading and they had commented ...It really is wonderful Happy Valentines a day late from a fellow hubber!!!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thanks Wealthmadehealthy!


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AskAshlie3433 5 years ago from WEST VIRGINIA

Hey there Will. Great poem. Your such a great poet. You should get then on cards. Yours is better then a lot I see, really most Will. Use that talent you have . That was a good one. Brings tears down my eyes. Til the next time


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you AskAshlie!


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Vickie Bovender 5 years ago from Southeastern US

Will, I really enjoy your poetry. The words, the rhythm, the message...fantabulous! Looking forward to more from you.

Have a blessed day.

Vickie


tnderhrt23 5 years ago

big dreamy sigh here...you are quite the word weaver, Mr Starr...your Valentine words can transcend cyberspace with their heady flow! Excuse the expression but...Damn, Sam! that was sublime! Your wife can keep the roses, Son...I'll take the rhyme anytime!!! (you better be smiling...!)


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thanks tnderhrt! Coming from a smooth poet like you,it's quite a compliment.


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epigramman 5 years ago

....If I could only write as good as this ....and look as good in a hat as you do ....... simple and perfect - it dosen't get any better than this!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thanks Epi!

Coming from the master, that's high praise.


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BobbiRant 5 years ago from New York

You know how to woo the ladies (or lady, in your case) women love this stuff. Very nicely done.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thanks Bobbi!


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Wayne Brown 5 years ago from Texas

That's a winner, Will...my wife would love it! WB


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Plarson 5 years ago from Alabama

Beautiful and touching piece. -Paul


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you Wayne.

Thank you Paul.


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writinginalaska 5 years ago from southeast Alaska

awww wish i had gotten a valentine poem as sweet as that. wonderful!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thanks writinginalaska.

I'll send you one next year! :-)


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nighthag 5 years ago from Australia

this was beautiful and sweet, a perfect poem for such a romantic day


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you nighthag!


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Truckstop Sally 5 years ago

This is beautiful . . . and it doesn't need to be Valentine's Day to demonstrate your amazing powers. You are awesome-- training a butterfly and mourning dove . . . But, someone might really want/expect you to produce the diamond!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you Sally!


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Radioguy 5 years ago from Maine

Simple, sweet, and to the point! Well done!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thanks for visiting Radioguy!


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

Oh so yes you are a true romantic! I loved it.


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acaetnna 5 years ago from Guildford

Sorry I must have pushed the button twice! It was worth it though and now I shall vote this up and press the other tabs!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you acaetnna!


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Kindacrazy 5 years ago from Tennessee

Yes, Will you are just a romantic, sweet, kind GENTLE MAN. Your wife is a very lucky lady!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you Kindacrazy!


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mindyjgirl 5 years ago from Cottage Grove, Oregon

You caught my eye with this one ;) Beautiful!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi mindyjgirl and welcome!

I'll be visiting your Hubs.


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sueroy333 5 years ago from Indiana

I loved the way this poem flowed. I'm bookmarking it as my favorite Valentine's Day poem of all!

I noticed 4 "usefuls", I'm thinking 4 lucky ladies got a poem a LOT like this one... plagiarism at its best!


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi SueRoy!

There's nothing more flattering to a writer that to be plagiarized. I use your stuff all the time!

(And thank you sweet lady!)


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gr82bme 5 years ago from USA

Will, LOL, that is so cute. You can be my Valentine


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you gr82bme!


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FaithDream 5 years ago from (Midwest) USA

This is a lovely poem. Especially the butterfly which captured my eye.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you FaithDream!


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mslizzee 5 years ago from Buncombe County, NC

Your poems are sweet, sad, poignant. You've suffered a bit I'd say. Have you put them all together in a Book of Poems, maybe published them?


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Hi mslizzee.

No, I may have felt sorry for myself a time or two, but I've never really suffered.


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BenWritings 5 years ago from Save me from, Tennessee

the first verse is AWESOME

butterfly/flutter by

great job on this.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you Ben!


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Maggie-May 5 years ago from the Island of Cape Breton to the Eastern Shores near Halifax, NS

I like this, very smart and sassy!!! Any woman would love these words sent to her anytime of the year, but you do cupid very well indeed!!! It is such a fine read, that I come back to it, just to add to my already smiling face.

MM


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you Miss Maggie May! Your lovely face is welcome in my world anytime.


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sligobay 5 years ago from east of the equator

This is a fine expression of longing. If I could train a butterfly to flutter by.... is a great image and rhyme. The butterfly could probably teach us something about patience in becoming what we will.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you sligobay


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sligobay 5 years ago from east of the equator

I'm glad to flutter by and be left with an utter sigh.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Ah, another poet! :-)


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stars439 5 years ago from Louisiana, The Magnolia and Pelican State.

It was so beautiful that words are not enough to describe it. God Bless You.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you stars


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dallaswriter 5 years ago from North Carolina

I am sure your Valentine loved that....


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

She did!

Thank you


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Twilight Lawns 5 years ago from Norbury-sur-Mer, Surrey, England. U.K.

How very lovely and simple, and thereby, so powerful.

Will, I just realised that by some strange omission, I haven't been "following you"... officially, that is. I can't imagine why, because I like what I have read.

Please accept my apologies, because you have always made an effort for me.


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you Twilight Lawns!


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vocalcoach 5 years ago from Nashville Tn.

Wow, Will! This is so very beautiful. Your wife is one very lucky lady. Rated up and beautiful. :) vocalcoach


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WillStarr 5 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you VocalCoach!

And yes, she did like it!


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jorja kick 5 years ago from southeast georgia

I loved the poem...


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AudreyHowitt 4 years ago from California

Will, you do sweet so well! LOved this!


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WillStarr 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thank you, Audrey!


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Wayne Brown 4 years ago from Texas

What better way to celebrate Valentines tha with such a beautiful and thoughful verse and still so much in your unique style. You amaze me, WillStarr! WB


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WillStarr 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona Author

Thanks again, Wayne! Wow!

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