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Valentine’s WordShine

For over a month now, I have been sharing short love poems with a friend of mine every morning.  It was a way of trying to get into her heart.  Well, I think I’ve succeeded – but not how I wanted! *grin* We’re great friends and even deeper friends now that when I first expressed interest in her.  As I have told her today, my motivation has changed from wanting to be her boyfriend to just bringing joy to her every morning as she sees a new verse.  She’s coined a phrase for them – she called the morning verses her wordshine, as she awakens to a new verse each day.  As this is Valentine’s Day, I thought I would share the one I wrote today.  May it bring joy to someone who reads it 🙂

Happy Valentine's day!
Happy Valentine’s day! (Photo credit: DonnaGrayson)

Valentine’s Wordshine

Words shine from my pen

like shy sun tinging sky

with her blush.

Slowly forming pictures in your mind

Michaelangelo’s brush

adding shade and colour to every line

making each rhyme come alive, dance in time

to the beating of my racing heart

Words start to gather, tumbling out in a race

trying to keep pace – one step ahead – of fraying nerves

must get it out, must conserve momentum,

“Baby, be mine – not just for Valentine’s

but always, forever, all time….”

There, it’s been said

fear and dread palpable

didn’t think I would be capable

of voicing my need! Now the deed is done…

and one can just


Wordshine 2012.02.14

Submitted to Dverse Poets Pub for Open Link Night

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44 thoughts on “Valentine’s WordShine

  1. So sweet robert. Guaranteed you got her smiling this morn. It surely added a smile to my face 🙂


    Posted by sereneprincess | February 14, 2012, 7:14 PM
  2. Very nice. I liked the way it flowed – seemed to speed up with anticipation in the middle then slow to the wait at the end. Peace, Linda


    Posted by Linda Kruschke | February 14, 2012, 8:47 PM
  3. smiles..so nice you wrote yourself into her heart…and your mention of michelangelo’s brush brought me right back to rome where i have seen some of his originals…nice to paint with words..


    Posted by claudia | February 14, 2012, 8:51 PM
  4. Happy Valentine’s Day!


    Posted by Voyages Vistas Vino | February 14, 2012, 9:31 PM
  5. This is truely exceptional, you are by far one of my favourite poets. Another awe-inspiring piece.



    Posted by Aaron Kent | February 14, 2012, 9:53 PM
  6. What a romantic write! Lovely!


    Posted by AudreyHowitt (@AudreyHowitt) | February 14, 2012, 10:22 PM
  7. smiles…i appreciate the tension of that moment…having stumbled out those words and awaiting the response…some nice ref in this too with michelangelo…hope you have a great valentines…


    Posted by brian miller | February 14, 2012, 11:01 PM
  8. Wordshine! I LOVE that! And what a wonderful way to wake…you’ve made my day brighter 🙂


    Posted by tashtoo | February 14, 2012, 11:17 PM
  9. Some great words indeed, should surely win her over with ones like those!


    Posted by Pat Hatt | February 14, 2012, 11:34 PM
  10. Beautiful…how many times have I too have put myself out there….and wait in anticipation! You’ve captured this so perfectly 🙂


    Posted by j_poetry (@j_poetry) | February 15, 2012, 6:42 AM
  11. So lovely, Bajan. I can’t speak for her heart, but it has certainly put a smile (and just a tiny touch of envy) in mine.


    Posted by Raivenne | February 15, 2012, 1:35 PM
  12. This is so sweet!


    Posted by Mama Zen | February 15, 2012, 3:13 PM
  13. Awww bless so sweet ❤


    Posted by TENESIA TERI~ANN | February 15, 2012, 3:44 PM
  14. “Wordshine” !!! What a wonderful word for this poetry!!

    This is a tender poem, full of yearning and trepidation….and courage of love too. It takes energy and courage to speak your heart, and you have done very well with this.

    I would wake with joy upon receiving this heart-felt poem and each morning???

    This is honest, delicate and lovely writing. It reveals a tender heart, too.

    Bravo! The world needs more of this!

    Lady Nyo


    Posted by ladynyo | February 15, 2012, 8:47 PM
  15. this is such a sweet verse and a sweet concept– the “wordshine”– it brought a smile to my face, for sure. 🙂


    Posted by siubhan | February 16, 2012, 3:01 AM
  16. Awesome poem! Never give up! If it is meant to be, it will be!


    Posted by charlesmashburn | February 16, 2012, 2:17 PM
  17. How very sweet… you’ve made your way into her heart with your words… you never know what’s next.


    Posted by Laurie Kolp | February 16, 2012, 2:33 PM
  18. I love the honest feel of this. She should be charmed.


    Posted by Dark Angel | February 16, 2012, 11:02 PM
  19. Lovely poem!!!!!!!!!!!!!


    Posted by ayala | February 16, 2012, 11:26 PM


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