Be My Valentine

When you were young and barely able
To sit beneath the kitchen table
I saw you wearing red and sable
Holding hands and wooing Mabel

A box of hearts you each were holding
a conversation with them molding
and in her eyes you sat beholding
a mix of pleasure and of scolding

You pulled out ME & YOU, beginning
the repartee you’d soon be winning
She said HOW NICE demurely grinning
and yet your confidence was thinning

YOU ROCK you showed with grandly gesture
and wore affection like a vesture
YOU’LL DO. Her ire began to fester
for your persistence served to pester

Though sitting down, your knees turned weakly
yet out came KISS ME rather treacly
She cast her eyes at you obliquely
then showed UGH, FINE albeit meekly

And much to your surprise you kissed her
TRUE LOVE for one who’s not your sister
You feared her answer’d leave a blister
I’M YOURS she shared with her new Mister

Then out came SOUL MATE with a roaring
from your heartbeat skipping, soaring
ALWAYS. Yes! Her love you’re scoring
for it is you that she’s adoring


Copyright © 2022 Abigail Gronway – All Rights Reserved

Scansion:
Quatrain chain in iambic tetrameter with feminine endings throughout
Rhyme scheme: aaaa bbbb cccc, etc.

About this poem:
One day I sorted the contents of a box of conversation hearts and made a list of all the expressions I found on them. Years later I revisited that list and wrote a poem which incorporated several of the candy expressions. I hope you enjoyed it. Though sweet, this poem is certified 100% sugar-free. 😉

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