Each year I try to compose a poem for Valentine’s Day, because when you feel the emotion between you it can carry on for the whole year. That sentiment is expressed for many holidays, and while each of them carries a significance of their own, Valentine’s Day is a personal expression of love. This is the cornerstone of our lives, the rock we always fall back on, and when it is absent there is darkness, but a whisper, a touch, or a token of emotion can be more powerful than we can imagine, and brighter than sunlight.
This poem I composed for Trish on Valentine’s Day 2007, and I hope to compose many more in our years to come.
Sometimes I stand amazed
When I think of our time together
So many things that could have failed
So many tests we had to weather
What’s even more amazing
Is that I barely remember the things
That could’ve broken or torn us apart
Because you gave my heart its wings
There are pitfalls and roadblocks behind us
And more ahead to be sure
So long as my heart beats with yours
I know we can always endure
This day we celebrate our love once more
Yet I could do that all the while
There is no sunrise or glowing moon
That means as much as your smile
There is no distance to keep us apart
No walls of fire or ice
When I count the blessings of joy in my life
I always count you twice.
© Timmy Green – 2/14/2007