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A Valentine Sonnet 21

When I compare my wife to any one
I think I see in her some hidden flaws;
But when I shut my erring eye, move on,
The honest one will give me cause to pause:
She stands by me in life’s oft rugged ride
Without complaints throughout my restless days
And takes my pain-filled moods in patient stride,
Expecting no rich gifts nor lavish praise.
She lives up to her marriage vows with gladness.
I love her, not because she tends to me
Should I be trapped in blues or gloominess.
She is my wife, the friend she strives to be,
Our hearts are truly one; they intertwine;
Therefore, she is my only Valentine.

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A beautiful Valentine, Jerry! You and your wife, your friend, and your Valentine are blessed, indeed! I always enjoy your sonnets! Happy Valentine's Day to you both!
Thank you!

my Lynda and I are truly blessed with 52 happy years. Thank you for liking my sonne/ts, dear Lavender. A happy
Valentine to you, too. Jerry

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Double post, sorry.

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to you and your lovely wife! ~ Geez.

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yep, we hit it off quite well, the little lady and I. Thank you for the Valentine wishes, and we wish you the same.

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I bet your life will be thrilled reading this moving piece of art. Thanks for sharing.

Bathe yourself with poetry and let the world go to pieces.

thank you very much for reading, and commenting on the above sonnet. Very nice of you, and I appreciate that. Jerry/van

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I guess.
I especially like the closing couplets.


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thank you for the nice comment; its been much appreciated, truly. Wonderful hearing from from you, dear lady.
Jerry van K.

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