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Valentine's Day Poems


Valentine's Day is the perfect opportunity to tell your loved one 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 beloved.

Roses are Red

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!

A Poet and You Know It

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. 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.

Something Borrowed from the Greats

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 two love letters:

"Oh, continue to love me.
Never misjudge the most faithful heart of your beloved.
Ever thine. Ever mine. Ever ours."
- Beethoven

"All my soul follows you,
love encircles you,
and I live in being yours."
- Robert Browning

Something Borrowed from the Lyricists

Once again, borrowing from the greats is a great way to say, "I love you." After all, lyrics are simply poetry sung to a melody. Pick "your song" or a love song that adequately describes how you feel and write those lyrics in a Valentine's Day card.

"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

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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