A Poem for My Valentine


Roses are red

Violets are blue

Remember that night

We went out for fondu?


It was the night before our wedding

And we were needing a break

From all of the demands

A bride and groom must take.


So, the night before our vows

We snuck away from our crew

And had a quiet dinner

Just me and just you.


We talked about our lives

That were about to begin.

We laughed and we planned

And we kissed and we grinned.


That night as we dreamed

as only young lovers can do

I had no way of knowing

How blessed I would be to have you.


Our life hasn’t always been perfect.

Sometimes the storms raged against our shores.

But you stood there beside me

No matter how hard it poured.


And when times were good,

Well, you made them better.

Life was sweeter and brighter

When we were together.


If I could go back

To that fondu dinner for two,

I’d tell my young self

To stop planning what to do.

Because after all these years

There’s one thing I know.

We could never have planned

How deeply our love would grow.


So, roses are red,

And poison ivy gives me hives,

I’m so glad you’ll be my Valentine

For the rest of our lives.

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25 Thoughts to “A Poem for My Valentine”

  1. jessa r.

    simply perfect. you inspire me not to lose hope!

  2. Heather

    Why did I just tear up?? Great little love poem!

  3. Marina H

    This might have been the sweetest thing I have read in the past year. You guys deserve the best Valentines Day!

  4. Aw that’s adorable! Now you’re inspiring me to write a lil sum-sumthin for my Boo too =)

  5. Sweetest poem ever! You guys are so cute ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Love it! You’re so talented!

  7. Happy Valentine’s Day to you! Love the part about the hives. That’s a classic rhyme… hahaha!

  8. Love this! So very sweet. Happy Valentines Day!

  9. maryellen

    That is awesome!

  10. Rachel @ The Ongoing Planner

    So cute! I love all of the pictures! I still can’t believe you have been married for almost seven years!

  11. I just cannot get enough of your blog! Such a perfect, inspiring poem. I really enjoyed looking at the pictures as well. What a sweet Valentine to Chris!

  12. sososo cute! love it. Happy Valentine’s Day!

  13. Becky

    So cute, sweet and very Valentine-y! Love it! Happy Valentine’s Day

  14. awww… so super sweet! And you’ve inspired me to try and write a poem for MY valentine! ๐Ÿ™‚ (I have to do something since I’ve been sick for a week and haven’t actually gotten him anything. Oops.)

  15. I’m pretty sure its at least once a week you get me crying. Happy V-Day to you two lovebirds!

  16. Nikki

    @Staci about me- I totally agree with you! It’s at least once a week if not more! But this was super sweet, and now makes me feel really bad that I haven’t planned anything nice for him. Does bringing him home candy that I’ve gotten from friends in the office count?

  17. Lisa

    That was such a sweet poem. I wish only the best for your family!

  18. What a wonderful post this is! I’m actually kind of jealous of you two sneaking away the night before your wedding… that must have been glorious!

  19. *sigh* epitome of romantic! i am stealing this for next year. or maybe my anniversary. or… just because ๐Ÿ™‚

  20. jenny-bird

    How lovely.

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