Today is an exciting day for couples to celebrate their love for each other. I also show my love not only for my husband, but for my family and friends who hold a special place in my heart. You see, today isn’t joyful for everyone. Some people grieve the passing of their spouse or partner. Some hearts hurt from a breakup. Some people have chosen to be single, so today may not hold a huge significance for them. Some live on the streets. Some live with daunting diagnoses. So, let’s be mindful of the different scenarios that play out on this day. If today is a joyful day for your heart, I implore you to take a moment to think of those who struggle in some manner…
Candy hearts that say Be Mine
Red roses bestowing forever
Fancy dinners for two in love
A special night to remember
But what about the lonely –
The broken hearts and souls?
What about the hopeless
Where life has taken its toll?
On this day where hearts abound
Give love where you find sorrow
Let compassion be your guide
to fashion a better tomorrow
And now for a mixture of love poems from the past…
Forever Love (an Acrostic)
Faint is how you make me feel and not
Only when our lips connect, but when I
Remember our first embrace and how my
Emotions twirled inside of me; dizzy and
Voiceless I was and those moments still exist
Even though decades have come and gone
Reflections of those first days are magical
Learning the true meaning of bliss, an
Out of the ordinary feeling, knowing you are my
Valentine, lover and friend for the rest of our life and for
I stumble over
his broken pieces,
their jagged edges
reach for me.
I want to be
their healing glue.
His mind is weary,
the layers of his soul.
I want to be his shoulder.
His heart aches
trying to make sense
of it all…
but I won’t let him fall…
I am his remedy.
The World is Broken
The world is broken,
we are aware,
but being alive on this crisp autumn morning,
what a blessing
and he says,
“The good news
for today is
I love you,
The world may be broken,
but I am not.
I hope today will be joyful for you from my heart to yours.
Happy Valentine’s Day! ❤️❤️
© Lauren Scott, baydreamerwrites.com – All rights reserved.
Photos: 1st heart-Google, 2nd heart-Me
75 thoughts on “Let’s share the love…”
Lovely and true sentiments. Happy Valentine’s Day!
Thanks, Sharon! Hope you have a wonderful day. 💞
What a wonderful loving reminder to remember Lauren and send love and light to all of those in need and friends and family as well. Your poem is so touching and love all of the ones you have done before. Happy Valentine’s Day Lauren! 💞
Thanks, Cindy. As I get older and celebrate the love I have for my husband, I also think more about those who suffer. So, today is a day to share the love in any way possible, but really, we should do this every day. Hugs 💗
Beautiful thoughts and poems. Happy hearts day, Lauren! 💝
Thanks very much, Paula! Hope your day is joyful. 💞
Thanks for sharing love in such a nice way Lauren and for the reminder of the ones alone, lost, sick…
Valentine’s day can be celebrated in so many ways, as couple or family, or with one smile to brighten the day of a stranger.
It’s my son’s birthday and a reminder that life can win even if the cards were bad at the beginning of the story!!
Happy Valentine’s day to you and your loves ones Lauren!!
Oh, your words brought tears, Marie…”with one smile to brighten the day of a stranger.” And Happy birthday to your son! “…even if the cards were bad at the beginning of the story.” That went straight to my heart. You have so much love in your heart, I can tell. So, thank you for sharing your thoughts, and Happy Valentine’s Day! Hugs xo
How lovely a reminder; truly the act of stopping and thinking about those not as fortunate as ourselves is a wonderful way to remain conscious. Loving the imagery and feeling in your collection of present and past poems here too, Lauren! ❣️
Thank you for your beautiful words, Layla. I’m glad you feel the same, and I hope you have a wonderful day. 💗
Thoughtful and so lovely, Lauren.
Thanks so much, Anneli. Hope you have a wonderful day. 💞
You too, Lauren.
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Thanks so much, John! ❤️
YOU are very graciously welcome so much, Lauren.
Hi Lauren, such considerate words about today. All of these poems are wonderful.
Thanks, Robbie. I can’t help but think of those who are struggling in one way or another. The same goes for Christmas. I appreciate your wonderful words and for sharing on facebook too. 💗
My pleasure, Lauren.
What a beautiful way to celebrate the day for love, Lauren!
Happy Valentine’s! ❤️🌹
Thanks, Marina! I knew you’d agree that it’s also good to think about those whose hearts are hurting today. Love and hugs to you, dear friend! 💗💐💗
…and many more back to you! xoxoxoxo
Excellent poems, Lauren. Happy Valentine’s Day to you.
Thanks very much, John! Wishing you a wonderful day!
I love your compassionate message, Lauren, to remember those today who may need a kindness. And to reach out with love. Beautiful poem with that sentiment, and thanks for sharing the others that resonate with your signature tenderness. Happy Valentine’s Day. I hope yours is something special.
Thanks, Diana. I think as I get older, my compassion grows as well. The bigger picture becomes clearer on these celebratory days, along with Thanksgiving and Christmas. I appreciate your lovely words about my poems, and we had nice evening. We had just celebrated our 34th anniversary last month. 🙂 I hope you had a wonderful day too! Hugs 💞
Greater compassion is one of the benefits that comes with age. ❤
Lauren, I couldn’t agree with you more. Wonderful intro and beautiful poems. ❣️
Thanks very much, Miriam, for your lovely comment. I’m happy you agree with my sentiments. 💗
Beautiful messages. Lovely poetry Lauren. Happy Valentine’s day. ❤️❤️
Thanks for your beautiful words, Balroop. I hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day! 💖💖
Thanks, Lauren for your meaningful message wrapped in love and beautifully said. –Curt
I’m so glad you enjoyed this post for Valentine’s Day, Curt. Thanks so much for your wonderful comment.
Happy Valentine’s day, Lauren. These are so thoughtful and kind.
Thanks for your wishes and wonderful words, Steven.
You’re very welcome. 🙂
Thank you for your thoughtfulness in acknowledging that Valentine’s Day can be difficult and painful for some people. I enjoyed your heartfelt love poems.
I’m glad you liked the compassion in this post, Liz. As I “told” Diane, my compassion grows as I get older because the bigger picture becomes clearer. Thanks for your kind words about my poems too, and I hope you had a wonderful day. 💗
You’re welcome, Lauren. Yes, I did have a wonderful day. 🙂
Lovely poem and personal thoughts
Thanks so much, Ian. I appreciate you saying so. 🥰
This is marvelous, Lauren. I hope you had a great Valentine’s Day.
Thanks so much, Teagan. Ours was nice and mellow. I hope your day was special too. Hugs 💞
Such considerate words about today. All of these poems are wonderful.
Thanks so much for your kind words!
Aww, what deep love exists in your heart. I devoured your words. Thanks for sharing with me. I bless you and your lovely heart.
May the words reach everyone especially those who’re hurting.
>> THIS is how we heal our world.
>> let’s not stop.
🏹 💘 🤗
Thanks for devouring my words, Selma. You make me smile and warm my heart. I’m so happy you liked this post about love and compassion. Love and hugs to you. ❤️🤗💐
Excellent Day .What a beautiful way to celebrate the day for love
Thanks again for your kind comment!
Some nice poems, Lauren.
Thanks so much, Binky! I hope you had lots of chocolate yesterday!
Beautiful poems, all. The last one is my favorite. It’s beautiful that you thought of those suffering too, during Valentine’s, Lauren. Not many do. Happy Valentine’s Day to you💕.
Thanks for your lovely comment, Smitha. I’m glad you liked this post about love and compassion. As I grow older so does my compassion for others who suffer, especially on these holidays where not everyone is celebrating. I hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s day. ❤️
So much love flowing to you, Lauren. You are a special soul, my lovely. xXx 💕😘💕
Aww, thanks, Jane, but so are you, dear friend. Sending hugs and love your way. ❤️💐❤️💐❤️
Very thoughtful of you to remember those who are struggling, Lauren. Then again, I would expect nothing else from someone as caring as you. Wonderfully crafted and sincere poetry! Well done!
Aww, thanks Mark, for your kind, kind words! I just feel for those who are suffering more and more as I get older and these holidays come around like Christmas and Thanksgiving too. Thanks so much and I hope you had a wonderful Valentine’s Day!
I love these. It’s so important to remember that love gives pleasure, and pain, and that both are equally important for our continued growth. Happy weekend, Lauren. ❤️
I’m happy you liked this collection, Jeff, and well said! I wouldn’t want to live without love, but it does evoke both joyful and sorrowful emotions. And from that sadness, we grow and mature, and hopefully, rise still with hope in our hearts. Thanks for your wonderful comment! 🤗
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Hopeful and wonderful words shared by a talented writer.
Thanks so much for sharing and for your wonderful words, John!
The world does get me angry. And you are right dear Lauren.
“The good news
for today is
I love you,
“The world may be broken,
but I am not.”
We must do the above lines dear poet.
Oh, wow, John, your words are so touching, and I feel the same at times about this crazy world. But I am so grateful that my poem moved you as well. Thank you again!
Your poetry did dear Lauren. I enjoyed your words and thoughts. I live in Michigan. The three college kids murdered, live near my home. This world had gone mad and you are welcome.
I understand, John, and couldn’t agree with you more. The world has gone mad, but I try to focus on the good as much as I can. It’s not always easy.
Be well, and thanks for your visits today.
You are welcome dear Lauren.
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