Treasure Island

Michael Shepherd

(8.4.1929 / Marton, Lancashire)

Saint Valentine defines Tough Love


When those you most love
die
that's the time to speak in praise of love
(said Saint Valentine) .

When those you have most loved
up and go, without a word,
that's the time to speak in praise of love
(said Saint Valentine) .

When those you would most love
want nothing to do with you,
that's the time to speak in praise of love
(said Saint Valentine) .

When you feel that all you need right now
is a little love, to change your life,
that's the time to speak in praise of love
(said Saint Valentine) .

When you feel cheated by love
because it's never come your way,
that's the time to speak in praise of love
(said Saint Valentine) .

Trust me. It's not easy to become a saint;
said Saint Valentine.

XXX.St.V.


(revised)

Submitted: Thursday, February 02, 2006

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  • Charles Chaim Wax (2/2/2006 8:28:00 AM)

    a fine exploration
    of the mystery
    which love always is
    and the strange power
    of accepting all
    and giving all
    without a shred of lust
    for any sort of return
    a wonderful poem,
    and a smile thrown in
    to complete the delight (Report) Reply

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