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Sunday, February 15, 2015

Will You Be My Valentine?

I know I'm a day late, but this is a poem I wrote in High School that I try to share with my friends each Valentine's Day. It was written during the time I was a member of American Fork High School's newly formed Poetry Club. As a disclaimer, this poem was not based on a personal experience. With that glowing introduction, you might find the whole thing mildly disappointing. Without further ado, here is "Will You Be My Valentine?"

“Will You Be My Valentine?”

I cast my eyes to the sky above,
It's so long since I've dared to love.
Will I be rejected again?
I need another special friend,

One with whom to share my dreams.
I had one once, or so it seemed.
But she abandoned me for another,
And they're now wrapped up in each other.

To see them now, it makes me sick.
I wish that I were half as slick,
As the one who took my girl away.
But now, alas, she will not stay.

So as to make her feel disgrace,
I've found another pretty face.
One whom I feel I can trust,
Or will it be another bust?

I do not know, I cannot guess,
If she at last will ease my stress.
And yet, unsure, these thoughts are mine,
“Will you please be my valentine?”

On Valentine's Day and every day, I am grateful for the special valentine that has come into my life, that she has consented to be mine eternally, and that I never again have to ask that question of anyone. I am particularly grateful we were sealed in the temple for time and all eternity, with a covenant and promise that cannot be broken if we are both true and faithful. Her love for me is nothing short of a miracle, a miracle that I all too often take for granted. I  freely admit that I have not always been worthy of the love and devotion she so easily gives me. But the wonderful thing is, she is ever willing to give me a second chance when I mess up., which I do all too frequently. She is the true definition of a helpmeet. I cannot imagine my life without her. That is a life I never want to live. I pray daily that I might someday be the kind of man she deserves. So I want to say, at the conclusion of this Valentine's Day post, that I love you, my precious, angelic sweetheart Amy, now and forever!