On Valentine's Day

Her heart went pitter-patter,
Listening to his chitter chatter
His love made her mad as a hatter,
In his presence all ceased to matter!!

His entrance into her life was by fluke
He had lost his way in his old Buick
His family and friends called him duke,
His good looks had made her mute

Love struck at first sight, both smitten hard,
Songs gushed out of them like the Bard
They serenaded each other without guard
Lying in a hammock, in the backyard

Vows for eons, were taken with fervor
Plans to marry made with endeavor
Family and friends, upon wedding over
Blessed them with happiness forever

Cupid’s arrow intact, love was not rued
But now, time tested, was proven true
Love transcended all, fueling friends’envy,
As they bade them,  one final adieu

Then out of the blue a car hit him and he lay
In a pool of blood n broken bones, one fine day
Her sixth sense rushed him to the ER, bemused
And she prayed very hard kneeling in the pews

His injuries made recovery slim,
They said with faces very grim
She refused to give up and dug in
And prayed harder, with a defiant chin

Her heart cajoled him into fightin’
For his life and never to give in
Her brave soul prayed for a miracle,
Doing penance tenaciously digging in

Yet the priest came in, when suddenly
She was given hope by a vision heavenly
She flew to her lover’s bedside swiftly
With renewed faith and god’s signalling

Begging the doctors to revive him with hope
Trying all manner of tricks within their scope
Her love bore fruit even as she secretly moped
He regained consciousness whilst death vainly groped

Everyone was happy, marveling and full of wonder
Their love so great that even death could not asunder
Now they relished each other n every moment with vigor
Their ties so strong that even time could not sever!!!
I love you, not only for what you are, but for what I am when I am with you
– Roy Croft


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