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Unique Valentine's Day Poems

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Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity to tell your loved ones how you feel. What better way to do that than through the written word? Figuring out what to write in a Valentine's Day card can be very difficult; however, you can't go wrong with a carefully selected quote or a Valentine's Day poem.

While some may find that channeling their inner Shakespeare, Whitman or Dickinson is no problem, others may need some help. You can choose to write your own poem and if not, there are many different Valentine's Day poems to choose from. Below are a few suggestions for what you can choose to write in a Valentine's Day card to your loved one, family, or friends.

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Roses are Red Poems

Everyone knows the traditional poem that starts with "Roses are red, Violets are blue." This is a straightforward poem that only requires two more lines. This option is simple, sweet, and still allows for one to add a personal touch. Below are two examples to help get the creative juices flowing.

Roses are red.
Violets are blue.
I don't know where I'd be
If I didn't have you.

Roses are red,
Violets are blue.
Nothing in this crazy world
Could keep me from loving you!

Roses are red,
Violets are blue.
I've never seen anyone as beautiful as you.

Roses are red,
Violets are blue.
The best part of my life is you!

Classic Love Poems

Not exactly a poet? You need not worry. Borrowing from the greats is still a lovely way to let your love one how much you care. Whether you pick out a few of your favorite snippets from the book, Love Letters of Great Men or you simply "Google It" is up to you. Take a look at these quotes taken from love letters.

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"I wouldn't leave you in times of trouble
We never could have come this far.
I took the good times, I'll take the bad times
I'll take you just the way you are."
"Just the Way You Are" – Billy Joel

"I wanna call you mine,
Wanna hold your hand forever.
And never let you forget.
I wanna make you feel wanted…"
"Wanted" – Hunter Hayes

"I want to spend my lifetime loving you,
If that is all in life I ever do I will want nothing else to see me through,
If I could spend my lifetime loving you."
“I Want to Spend My Lifetime Loving You” – Marc Anthony

“I hope you don't mind,
I hope you don't mind,
that I put into words,
how wonderful life is,
now you're in the world.”
"Your Song" – Elton John

“The first time ever I saw your face
I thought the sun rose in your eyes
And the moon and the stars were the gifts you gave
To the dark and the end of the skies.”
“The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face” – Roberta Flack

Poems for Kids

Valentine’s Day isn’t solely about showering your partner with love notes and chocolate. You can also show your kids how much you love them by giving them a Valentine’s Day Card or helping them write a message for other loved ones. Kid-friendly poems are also perfect for exchanging classmate Valentine’s Day cards. These simple poems are thoughtful, sweet, and appropriate for any Valentine scenario.

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“Won’t you be my valentine,
And fly away with me?
We’ll bumble along together,
Cause you’re my Honey Bee!”

“I'll be very happy
If you'll be my Valentine;
You'll fill my heart with joy,
And my day with bright sunshine!”

“A circle is round,
It has no end,
That’s how long,
I want to be your friend.”

“To each and every friend of mine
I'll send a lovely valentine.
Mom, Dad, Sis, and Brother, too.
Will receive a heart that says,
‘I love you.’”

“My love is like a cabbage,
Divided into two,
The leaves I give to others,
The heart I give to you.”

How to Write an Original Poem

If you would like to steer clear of the traditional route, create an original poem. You can keep it short or create a masterpiece for your Valentine. A whimsical note to your loved one is always a popular option, especially when written with rhymes. If you’re going to write a lengthy message, you can also forego rhymes and tell your Valentine exactly what’s on your mind. As long as your message feels sincere, your Valentine will appreciate your careful thought. An example is below that can be used to spur on more ideas.

Loving you is way too effortless.
Everything you do leaves me breathless.
I've been so happy since we've been together.
I'll always love you... now and forever.

It is important to write from the heart or select a quote that says how you feel. And remember, if you take the time to plan what to write in your Valentine's Day card, your sweetheart is sure to love it! And it never hurts to add some X's and O's. Happy Valentine's Day!

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It is important to write from the heart or select a quote that says how you feel. And remember, if you take the time to plan what to write in your Valentine's Day card, your sweetheart is sure to love it! And it never hurts to add some X's and O's. Happy Valentine's Day!

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