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Sunday, February 13, 2011

ONE TRUE LOVE BY Kathleen Ann Gallagher

As the day for showing love approaches people seem to get nicer.  The feeling of love is in the air.  Flower shops anticipate the busiest day of the year.  Restaurants prepare a special menu for the event.  Novelty gifts appear on store shelves and cards line up the aisles.  It’s all in preparation for Valentine’s Day.

Madeline, from Echoes at Dawn spends the day keeping busy with family, work, and ideas for the cookbook she’s writing.  She would love to spend it with Nat, but unfortunately this Valentine’s Day the circumstances did not allow it.  She took out a notepad and let her mind wander to the day they met.  She let out a sigh and began to express how she felt. 

 Madeline would like everyone to find their one true love.

One Love

Once in a lifetime someone comes into your life
The one person who makes everything seem right

Sitting alone in a dark room yearning for your touch
The sound of soft music lights up the night

Afraid to wake up to find it has vanished
Gone before the morning sun

We may not know it when it happens           
Time slips away and nothing matters
Leaving only remnants of moments treasured

The thoughts of you caress me
As we spend this day apart

My one true love remains                                 
Forever in my heart

Valentine’s Day is unlike any other holiday.  It carries a message of love and romance. It sparks up feelings you may have forgotten, or been too busy to express.   Do you have a moment you treasure and does it put you in the mood for love?

If you are wondering if Madeline and Nat make up for a missed Valentine's night, you'll find the answer in Echoes at Dawn, coming soon to Decadent Publishing.  Thanks for stopping by!

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Miranda Grissom said...

Oh my I love that poem!!

Maria said...

Unfortunately not dating anyone right now so no special moment for me this year but I do treasure the time I'm spending with family:)


doxymom said...

What a sweet poem.

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Greta said...

Beautiful poem. Thanks for sharing. (

Maria Zannini said...

I know it's not always everyone's favorite holiday, but when you have someone to share it with, it can be magic.

Elie said...

That was so sweet, perfect for someone special.

Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...

Thanks so much for your comments!

Love can be magical, whether it is shared with a friend, a family member, or your one true love!

Virginia said...

Beautiful poem, love it.


LuAnn said...

Thinking about meeting my husband and the way we got together is a wonderful memory.

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Jean P said...

A beautiful poem, thank you for sharing it.

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Deena said...

Kathleen, I love how you had your leading lady write a poem! Being a poet myself, I appreciate that level of attention you gave to your character. :)

Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...

Thanks, Deena! My leading lady surprises even herself sometimes.

heavy hedonist said...

Listen, I like the blurb there from your book, but it needs editing badly! There are tense problems all over the place.
Best Wishes, M.


Love the poem.


Kammie said...

Beautiful poem! kammie2u at ameritech dot net

Cindy L said...

What a perfect poem for Valentine's Day!


Di said...

lovely poem!

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Kathleen Ann Gallagher's Place to Reflect said...

Madeline likes her poem, too. I'm glad I decided to share it on this Valentine's Eve.

Thanks so much, everyone!