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Hello, everyone! In the past, I have used the week of Valentine’s to share some original poetry. I have a new piece I would like to share with you, that I wrote for my husband. Steve and I have been married for just over 29 years, so naturally we’ve been through a lot in our relationship, and it’s hard to pin down my feelings for him in just a few words, but I hope you enjoy my attempt.
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!
To My Valentine
by Amy Caudill
We’ve been together for so long now
That I can hardly tell where you stop and I begin.
Your every word has power over me-
When you tease, or criticize, or praise
I am affected by you as no one else can.
When you show you care; you remember; you think of me;
I feel your love for me
It’s more profound than a thousand proclamations
Written in the sky.
The little things you do and say
Mean more than grand gestures once made
By others who remain only in fogged memory.
Sometimes we are so close, and sometimes we seem so far apart
Even in the same room,
But we always are.
There is no me without you-and I no longer remember who I was
There is only we, in all our plans
All our hopes
All our futures.
I am yours; and you are mine.