Let’s share the love…

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…

Give Love

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,
I understand
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
to behold

and he says,

“The good news
for today is
I love you,
Your heart,
Your mind,
Your soul.”

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…

  1. 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! 💞

  2. 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!!

    1. 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

  3. 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! ❣️

  4. 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.

    1. 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 💞

    1. 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. 💗

  5. 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.
    🏹 💘 🤗

  6. 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💕.

    1. 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. ❤️

  7. 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!

    1. 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!

    1. 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! 🤗

  8. The world does get me angry. And you are right dear Lauren.
    “The good news
    for today is
    I love you,
    Your heart,
    Your mind,
    Your soul.”

    “The world may be broken,

    but I am not.”
    We must do the above lines dear poet.

      1. 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.

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