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THE FADED VALENTINE

 

I opened up my old scrapbook

And there upon a page

Was a small handmade valentine

From a child of tender age

 

You may think it isn’t pretty

But beauty’s all I see

For I feel love he placed inside

This little card for me

 

The color is all faded now

And age has stained the lace

But it brings to mind, memories

Of another time and place

 

Though the contour is uneven

You can see that it’s a heart

And a wonderful example of

Of a little boy’s art

 

There’s a shiny nickel inside

He’d found in the yard

It was something that he treasured

But he taped it to the card

 

The heart is smudged with fingerprints

As fits that youthful role

The penciled words, “I luv yu Mom”

Touch my heart and soul

 

There were many cards through the years

Worth the price he’d paid

But the best one I ever got

Was the first one that he made

 

1/27/93          Phyllis DeWitt VanVleck

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MEMORY’S SCRAPBOOK

 

In my mind’s book of memories

There are pages where I file,

Things that touch my heart and soul

And things that make me smile.

 

One page holds the fluted song

Trilled by a meadowlark.

Another holds the silvery light

Of moonbeams in the dark.

 

There’s one of sweet baby smiles

And one, a mother’s love.

Another holds morning sun,

One, stardust from above.

 

There’s a page full of laughter

And one of blossomed trees.

A rainbow fills another page

And one, a summer breeze.

 

Others hold such poignant things

As tears of joy once shed,

The sound of rippling from a brook,

And smell of gingerbread.

 

There’s one of lovely carillons

With Hymns and melodies

Next to it are hopes and dreams

And one of fantasies.

 

There is no end of things to add

From life in every stage

And as they touch my heart and soul

They’re added to a page

 

When I am old, years from now,

Each day I’ll take a look

At all the wonders held within

My memory’s treasured book.

 

3/8/92              Phyllis DeWitt VanVleck

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