Valentine?

Before you fall
Take time to learn me
Stand strong and tall
To set knowledge free

Before I fall
Take time to know you
Patience will call
Rejoice in the new

Slow and steady
Wins the race
Both must be ready
In the right place

Cards and flowers
Say be my valentine
But the heart’s power
Loosens ties that bind

Be present to unwind
A path to laughter
For the heart to find
Happily ever after

© Hilary Clark, 2/8/10