To All My Valentines

Me with my first Valentine - my dad
Me with my first Valentine - my dad
My high school boyfriend when he was only one. You can tell he's going to be a handsome boy.
My high school boyfriend when he was only one. You can tell he's going to be a handsome boy.
On the left my hubby Martin with my dearest friend Frank, who has left this world.
On the left my hubby Martin with my dearest friend Frank, who has left this world.
Me and Martin
Me and Martin
And of course, Sid
And of course, Sid

Life is funny at times

There are moments

Which are never forgotten

They all make your life more special

And enrich it in many ways

My first Valentine

Was my daddy dear

And there was no doubt

That every Valentine’s

My heart belonged to him

Wish my dad had been around

When my heart was stolen

For the very first time

He was just like dad would want him to be

Tall and handsome

The best looking boy in high school

He came and swept my heart away

And I know my heart

Would beat only for him

But high school romances

Are at times fleeting

And for all that we hoped for

All the kisses and dreams we shared

I’m sure happy to know

That we both found

Love to last a lifetime

My heart was swept away

One more time

By a very special guy

He was that older man

We hear others speak about

But to me he was so wonderful

Taught me all I still had to know

About life and love

We didn’t remain lovers

But we remained the best of friends

Throughout the years

Sadly I’ve had to say

He has parted from this life

But never from my heart

Helping me through all those years

And the craziness that came and went

My dearest best friend

Was ever by my side

We loved one another

With a special passion

That went beyond ordinary love

A friendship till the end of time

When he passed on suddenly

I knew I had very special angels

Up above looking over me

And I wonder if they’ve met dad

That would sure have been grand

The three men that held a special place in my heart

To my present love

My soul mate

He is the greatest date

I wish him all the best

He has my love

Now and till the end of time

Along with our cat Sid

Time and time again

I remind him

That we are truly

Living in paradise

Hand in hand

Through the years

Just the two of us

With smiles and no tears

Looking forward

To more love to share

Happy Valentine’s Day to everyone!

© 2014 Gypsy Rose Lee

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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

What a lovely and romantic read Rasma! Happy Valentine's Day to you!


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Ann1Az2 2 years ago from Orange, Texas

Sadly, some of my first valentines have passed on, also, but, like you, I am glad to say I now have one to share it with. Thanks for the memories.


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lissamasters 2 years ago from Massachussetts

Yes, a lovely and romantic read. Very nice.


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billybuc 2 years ago from Olympia, WA

And Happy Valentine's Day to you Rasma! Thank you for reminding me. LOL


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manatita44 2 years ago from london

Thank You, Gypsy Lee. Very cute and especially sweet. Loving thoughts.


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Eiddwen 2 years ago from Wales

Aww this is truly cherished and so tender. Voting up and across minus funny of course. Thank you for sharing sis and the valentines in your life have certainly been the lucky ones. Take care and enjoy your day.

Eddy.


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rdsparrowriter 2 years ago

Happy Valentines day Rasma! This is a special hub :) God bless you!!


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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

Lucky girl Rasma! Thank you for this special Valentine. Cheers...


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Michael-Milec 2 years ago

Hi gypsy-rose-lee.

Happy Valentines, " Till the end of time" which will never happen - forever.

Have a lovely celebration, everyday.


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old albion 2 years ago from Lancashire. England.

Rasma. So many times you have brought a tear to my eye, this is no exception. Well done, a love story indeed.

Graham.


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Genna East 2 years ago from Massachusetts, USA

Hi Rasma...

This is wonderful! Happy Valentine's Day, and every day. :-)


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BlossomSB 2 years ago from Victoria, Australia

Thank you! I hope yours was happy, too. Lovely poem.


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Frank Atanacio 2 years ago from Shelton

this was indeed wonderfully written Gypsy :)


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this Audrey.

Memories are special Ann. Glad this brought back some.

Glad you enjoyed this Lissa.

Memories are most precious Graham.

Glad you enjoyed this Genna.

Glad you enjoyed this Blossom.

Glad you enjoyed this Frank.

Not surprised you might forget Bill with all you have going for you. However I'm sure you and Bev had a nice Valentine's.

Glad you enjoyed this Manatita

Glad you enjoyed this Eddy and thanks for the vote.

Glad you enjoyed this rdsparrowriter God bless.

Glad you enjoyed this Ruby.

Glad you enjoyed this Michael.


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tobusiness 2 years ago from Bedfordshire, U.K

Rasma, you brought tears to my very tired eyes, I'm sitting on the train on my way home from work, and I must say, I got some strange look when I finished reading this with what I thought was a quiet ahhhh... :)

You are truly blessed with your three Valentines. This was beautiful and very touching. Take care and my best to you.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this Jo. Count my blessings everyday. My best to you too.


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this Jo. Count my blessings everyday. My best to you too.


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Brett.Tesol 2 years ago from Somewhere in Asia

Bittersweet memories in a lovely poem.

Shared with my followers ;-)


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Jackie Lynnley 2 years ago from The Beautiful South

Sorry I missed this, thank you for sharing it and I think you have been very blessed to have had so many true loves when many are lucky to have one. May it truly be so til the end. ^+ shared


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jhamann 2 years ago from Reno NV

I am sorry I missed this Gypsy, wonderful tribute. We just adopted a black long hair by the name Django. Give Sid some pets. Jamie


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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia Author

Glad you enjoyed this Brett and thanks for the share.

Loved all my Valentine's Jackie. Thanks for the vote and share.

Glad you enjoyed my Valentine's poem. Sid appreciates it Jamie. Both he and I send a sincere hello to Django.

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