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A poem, You are my Valentine

Updated on February 13, 2012
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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.

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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    • always exploring profile imageAUTHOR

      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      Marites Mabugat-Simbajon 

      6 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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      Deepak Chaturvedi 

      6 years ago from New Delhi, India

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      Demas W Jasper 

      6 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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Audrey Howitt 

      6 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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello QudsiaP1, Thank you for reading..Cheers

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      QudsiaP1 

      6 years ago

      Beautiful poem Ruby. :)

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      K.A.E Grove 

      6 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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      Rosemary Sadler 

      6 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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      savanahl 

      6 years ago

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Susan Zutautas 

      6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

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

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      Sunnie Day 

      6 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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      Augustine A Zavala 

      6 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...

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      cleaner3 

      6 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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      Caroline Marie 

      6 years ago

      This is so beautiful Ruby. :) Hugs.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      prasetio30 

      6 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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      BobbiRant 

      6 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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      Martie Coetser 

      6 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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Elena 

      6 years ago from London, UK

      It's absolutely gorgeous.

      Beautiful Poem. I hope Thomas read it. :)

      Thanks

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      raciniwa 

      6 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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      Cathy Nerujen 

      6 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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruchira 

      6 years ago from United States

      Great going, Ruby!

      Wishing you and Thomas many eternal years together!

      Cheers!

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      acaetnna 

      6 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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      Dawn 

      6 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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      epigramman 

      6 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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Injured lamb 

      6 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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Pastor Dr. Carlotta Boles 

      6 years ago from BREAKOUT MINISTRIES, INC. KC

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

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      drbj and sherry 

      6 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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      FloraBreenRobison 

      6 years ago

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Dexter Yarbrough 

      6 years ago from United States

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Vinaya, Thank you for coming by..Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Debbie, Thank you for your prayer. Cheers.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

      Hello Eddy. Thank you so much..Cheers

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      6 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

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      Joyce Haragsim 

      6 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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      Movie Master 

      6 years ago from United Kingdom

      Oh Ruby this made me smile...

      Happy valentines day!

      x

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      Richard Ricky Hale 

      6 years ago from West Virginia

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

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      Carolee Samuda 

      6 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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      Vinaya Ghimire 

      6 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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      Diana Grant 

      6 years ago from London

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

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      mckbirdbks 

      6 years ago from Emerald Wells, Just off the crossroads,Texas

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

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      Sky9106 

      6 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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      Deborah Brooks Langford 

      6 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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      Eiddwen 

      6 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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      Donna Cosmato 

      6 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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      Roland Adala 

      6 years ago from Wales, United Kingdom

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

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      Xavier Nathan 

      6 years ago from Isle of Man

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

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      Annie Fenn 

      6 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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      Rob Welsh 

      6 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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      lady tenaz 

      6 years ago

      so beautiful!!!

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      Sophie 

      6 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!

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