Poems and Songs for Your Valentine

Updated on February 14, 2018

My Hero

He is a noble man
in his soft, quiet way
steadfast in his love,
and resolve to live
by a simple truth...
to do what's right.

Rather than take the path of ease,
for his purpose in life has
never been to please;
With strength of character
as his source,
he will try to alter a course.
Living by the creed…justice for all...
with his virtue, he stands tall.

While others make promises glibly,
he takes his oaths seriously.
Not a man for pretense,
he lives his life simply.

Honest about his faults
and accepting of others too…
he meets life’s challenges
with vigor and valor seldom seen-
he’s not one to give up on his dream.

He is a man for all seasons...
I’m so glad that his love is mine
and these are the reasons
that my love for him will go
on…unbounded... till the end of time.

-Marie Lawrence

How Do I Love Thee?

How do I love thee? Let me count the ways.
I love thee to the depth and breadth and 
My soul can reach, when feeling out of sight
For the ends of being and ideal grace.
I love thee to the level of every day’s
Most quiet need, by sun and candle-light.
I love thee freely, as men strive for right.
I love thee purely, as they turn from praise.
I love thee with the passion put to use
In my old griefs, and with my childhood’s 
I love thee with a love I seemed to lose
With my lost saints. I love thee with the 
Smiles, tears, of all my life; and, if God 
choose, I shall but love thee better after 

-Elizabeth Barrett Browning

My Ideal Gal

She's flawless as the finest diamonds you see
with fire and brilliance her eyes sparkle to me,
a radiant smile like the Queen of the Nile
she can truly beguile...
my lovely bride to be.

A cut above the rest
her love surely passes the most rigorous test-
with color and clarity she enhances my life
that is why I have chosen her to be my wife.

As far as I'm concerned
she has all the 4 "c's"
including "cute as can be"
and may be that is why
she totally captivates me.

So on Valentine’s Day
it is only fitting to say
that Cupid has sent his arrow from above…
to mark her as my true love.

With a generous heart
I knew right from the start
that she was everything that a woman should be-
with just the right proportions
to make a dream become real
she is like a diamond that is truly ideal!

-Marie Lawrence

Diamond Girl by Seals and Croft

My Cherie Amour by Stevie Wonder

And I Love Her by The Beatles

This is one of Shakespeare’s most famous sonnets. It provides a quintessential definition of love. Love, according to this sonnet, does not change or fade; it has no flaws and even outlasts death.

Sonnet 116

Let me not to the marriage of true minds
Admit impediments. Love is not love
Which alters when it alteration finds,
Or bends with the remover to remove:
O no! it is an ever-fixed mark
That looks on tempests and is never shaken;
It is the star to every wandering bark,
Whose worth's unknown, although his height be taken.

Love's not Time's fool, though rosy lips and cheeks
Within his bending sickle's compass come:
Love alters not with his brief hours and weeks,
But bears it out even to the edge of doom.
If this be error and upon me proved,
I never writ, nor no man ever loved.

-William Shakespeare


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      Janis Leslie Evans 4 weeks ago from Washington, DC

      I love your poem, "My Hero." It reminds me of my hubby, too. You speak so proudly of your Valentine, Marie. Thanks for sharing.

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      Marie Lawrence 4 weeks ago from New Hampshire

      Thank you so much Kevin for taking the time to read my hub and your beautiful compliments on my poems. I'm so glad that you enjoyed my hub for a day that is set aside for celebrating the gift of love!

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      Kevin Moore 4 weeks ago

      What a great hub page! The poetry is beautiful. I can only hope that I am as a noble man as "My Hero" describes and deserving of the "The Ideal Gal" in these poetry gems by Marie Lawrence. The songs and images all work together to make this one of my favorite hub pages for Valentines Day.