My dear it’s this time once again
when fun should reign all else decline;
chocolate hearts are love tokens, when
sentimental cards are just fine.

We eagerly collected them, fame
enhanced when you have the most
so many lovely friends know your name
declarations of love even come by post.

The sentiments are as sticky as taffy
but a delight to slurp, you know
but still it’s a dreamy time, though daffy
as all of boys and girls share the rosy glow

Now your husband may remember
or not this day of joy as he loves
to tell you over and over, just surrender
because you are his turtle dove

So many lovely cards you’ve saved
drawers heap full of all you craved.

Kent Bowker
14 January 2017