sentimental sonnet



dear valentine, please take me for a drive

and even though i sit on the far side

just reach for me and pull me close tonight,

forgive the angry words or times we’ve lied.

yes, you work hard to earn a farmer’s wage

and for our farm and family i have saved —

our sons, five strong; each one best work we made.

my heart still leaps to see your smiling face!

but if old age or health demand a nurse

remember promises we vowed in church

together stay for better or for worse,

so we will always share a common purse.

on thirty years of love we now look back

and know we have the Lord to thank for that.



…and a “thank you” to tony maude at d’verse poets pub for the “bouts-rimes” (rhymed ends) provided

10 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. lynndiane
    Feb 16, 2014 @ 03:36:30

    Thank you, friends, for your kind comments…i am blessed!


  2. fighting100spirit
    Feb 15, 2014 @ 00:27:03

    It hangs there so beautifully that it is impossible to see the constraints. Thanks for setting such a wonderful example!


  3. Linda Kruschke
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 22:43:21

    This made for a wonderful Valentine’s poem. What a blessing to have a long, contented marriage. Peace, Linda


  4. Gabriella
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 22:29:53

    You have written a great sonnet! A very apt subject matter for today.


  5. Bryan Ens
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 20:58:50

    so good! You worked the words in so naturally too!


  6. Björn Rudberg (brudberg)
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 18:54:05

    Oh this is so strong and so timely.. this is what love is.. for better or for worse… many congrats on a relationship like that.


  7. Tony Maude
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 15:29:48

    Now that’s a Valentine’s Day poem worth receiving; personal, honest and filled with hope and love. Very well played, and I hope your farmer appreciates this love-note … smiles


  8. claudia
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 15:27:19

    30 years – that’s a reason to be thankful – and def. cool when you manage to stay together in times that are not so easy..


  9. Brian Miller
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 14:00:37

    smiles….a love that stays together through thick and thin is rather rare these days…but that is what we promise…and love is not always roses, there are tough times…and those are the ones that can deepen love….


  10. Kathryn Dyche Dechairo
    Feb 14, 2014 @ 13:50:30

    So beautifully written, love it.


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