Remembering My Valentines

Valentine’s have come and gone

But always in my heart

So many special times

To be forever treasured

Remembering those days

It doesn’t take very much

Just to close my eyes

And begin to dream

How long ago

It does seem

But my very first Valentine

Took my heart when I was but five

You could say we were

Kindergarten sweethearts

Living across from the park

We could swing together most every day

Memories like these

Bring smiles across the years

Our story ended right there

His family moved to Italy

I wasn’t a Valentine fan

For many years after that

Boys were boys

But I rather enjoyed my toys

Teen years Valentine’s was special

With starry eyed dreams

And many heartthrobs

For the most handsome boys

As life goes on

Stars tend to fade

Dreams less colorful

And Valentine’s not so bright

There are Valentine’s

Who are now but twinkling stars

But the love we shared

Will always go on

It’s memories like these

That are precious indeed

I still see the smiles we shared

And the special times we had

All through the years

These Valentine’s have brought much joy

Friends who’ve been so special

And share a great deal of my heart

So I reach up to the stars

Sending kisses to the wind

Precious golden memories

Of all my Valentine’s

To all of them

I devote this special Valentine’s wish

To know that their memories still shine

And I love yous sent across the skies

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shiningirisheyes 3 years ago from Upstate, New York

Oh - such a wonderful and sentimental ode to those special times when Valentine's Day created what we later realize are important, unique and melancholy memories. Such beauty and depth of soul in your writing.

here is to that first Valentines while swinging away with your Valentine.

Voting up and sharing.

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Deborah Brooks 3 years ago from Brownsville,TX

Gypsy.. I LOVE THE PICTURE absolutely wonderful .. you are awesome poet you know that? and Jim Reeves you cant get any better that that..

love your work



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jhamann 3 years ago from Reno NV is that time again, I need to get my son stocked with cards for school...Jamie

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wetnosedogs 3 years ago from Alabama

Very pretty words about Valentine's Day and memories abound.

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Mhatter99 3 years ago from San Francisco

Shh... I still have those"kid" Valentines from Peggy S. and Natalie M. Thank you for this.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this Beckie. Valentine's sure bring back memories. Thanks for the vote and share.

Glad you enjoyed this Debbie. Love Jim Reeves heart touching singing style. Thanks for the share.

Oh, yes Jamie. I remember all those school Valentine's.

Glad you enjoyed this wetnosedogs.

Glad you enjoyed this and it's delightful to hear you still have old Valentine's. Wish I had kept some of mine.

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MartieCoetser 3 years ago from South Africa

Beautiful poem! I love Valentines AND Jim Reeves. At a time in my life I was totally addicted to him.

Gypsy, this poem of yours also reminded me of the song by Shirley Bassey - "To all the men I love before"

Voted up and beautiful!

Valleypoet 3 years ago

Gypsy, you connect with your memories very uniquely through your poetry, and take your readers on a charming sentimental journey. I enjoyed reading about your special valentine moments...thanks for sharing :-))

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fpherj48 3 years ago from Beautiful Upstate New York

This is sweet. Love is in the air!...Happy Valentine's Day to you and the object of your affections!.........UP+++

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DDE 3 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

Thanks for uplifting my spirits for Valentines Day, my anniversary day,

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Eiddwen 3 years ago from Wales

Oh so beautiful and I vote up,across and share all around. Have a wonderful day Rasma;lots of love.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

So glad you enjoyed this Martie. Yeah, Jim Reeves knows how to sing them. Thanks for the vote and the song by Shirley Bassey. Liked it.

Glad you enjoyed this sentimental journey Valleypoet.

Glad you enjoyed this Paula and thanks for the vote.

Glad this could lift your spirits DDE and how wonderful to hear that Valentine's Day is your anniversary. That's lovely.

So glad you enjoyed this Eddy and thanks for the vote and share. Love and hugs to you.

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Ruby H Rose 3 years ago from Northwest Washington on an Island

Such a beautiful way to remember your valentines, very sweet, thanks.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed my valentine's Ruby Rose.

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ImKarn23 3 years ago

Awesome valentine memories, my friend!

Hope the one coming up is just as memorable!

voting up and hub-sharing on..

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tobusiness 3 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Gypsy, beautiful and charming, I loved the Kindergarten romance, oh.. the tragic drama, the pain and heartbreak of separation.

As always, well done.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 3 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this Leslie. Thanks for the vote and share.

Glad you enjoyed this tobusiness.

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