My First Valentines Day Without You

~My First Valentines Day Without You~
 By Mariane Holbrook


In all those years that you were here,
My lover and my wife,
You brought such joy and beauty to
Our home and to my life.
Each year I bought a valentine
For you to show my love,
But this year you may read it from
Your home in heaven above.

If I could only find the words
To say how much I care
And how each time I bow my head,
I breathe your name in prayer.
I don’t know why God felt the time
Had come when we must part;
I may not understand His ways,
But I can trust His heart.

And while my valentine this year
Won’t be the usual kind,
With pretty lace and lovers standing
With their hearts entwined,
Still, it will say, “I love you, dear,
You’re everything to me,”
And it will soar across the skies
For all the world to see.

By Mariane Holbrook
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Mariane Holbrook is a retired teacher, an author of two books, a musician and artist. She lives with her husband on coastal North Carolina. She maintains a personal website


This beautiful Midi is
Winter Song
Used with permission by the composer
Jalal Ali © 2007

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Until Then Graphics