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My Valentine

Rating: 5.0
When we first met
We both had nothing

Worlds apart

I, a Minnesota farm boy fresh out of Vietnam
You, a farm girl from Nakhon Sawan

You were fire
I was ice
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Saturday, August 2, 2014
Topic(s) of this poem: Love
POET'S NOTES ABOUT THE POEM
Send to Vietnam at age 18, Army Service. Served there from May 1966 to January 1968. Then reassigned to Bangkok, Thailand from January 1968 until my discharge in July 1969. I did not bring back any wooden elephants, only the love of my life, my Thai wife from Nakhon Sawan, Thailand. Just celebrated our 38th wedding anniversary.
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COMMENTS
Gail Holt 08 July 2019
Love this poem! It is interesting to read the details of when and where you met. It is so romantic!
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Michael Walker 23 May 2019
An endorsement of love and marriage for life, which I like. A passing allusion to Robert frost's poem, 'Fire and Ice' fits well in the poem. I identify with 'We both had nothing', and 'Then, Now, and Forever'. I have had nothing at times.
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Kathy Wright 21 December 2018
Wonderful love and a love that continues strong!
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Kathy Wright 21 December 2018
Beautiful poem about a tender love. Bea, our sister-in-law, coming to America. So exciting for our family. A love that brought our family closer together.
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Kumarmani Mahakul 02 September 2017
On first meeting you were nothing. But there was love and this was initiated. Heart met the combination of fire and ice. You have cleverly presented this poem of love. This love has brought you ahead for now and forever. An amazing poem this is definitely...10
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Darwin Henry Beuning 13 February 2017
My wife and I have returned to Thailand to celebrate our 41st wedding anniversary. We will spend two months here, away from the Utah cold. My wife Samur is still my precious rose and will be forever more!
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Pietro 6 07 February 2016
My best wishes for both of you. I send you my congratulation for your Poem, a beautiful demonstration of love
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Chinedu Dike 17 October 2014
A lovely narrative poem, well articulated and nicely penned to capture the essence of the piece. A treasure found on Val's day. A blissful blend of hot and cold. Thanks for sharing. Please read my poem MANDELA - THE IMMORTAL ICON.
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Kim Barney 17 August 2014
Great poem, Hank! I love it. Kim
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