Love Letters from the Fifth-Grade Hallway

14 Feb
Valentine Poem

Valentine Poem

Valentine’s Day in fifth grade can be a treacherous affair.

Budding hormones + sugar + social ineptitude = conditions for a perfect storm of drama and hurt feelings.

But sometimes, the the middle of all that, something perfect happens. Like a Valentine acrostic poem from a usually rough & rushing boy who today, spent a morning making sure his heart was perfect, and his words carefully outlined in red.

And oh, those words.

Just in case you’ve gone until now on Valentine’s Day without anyone wishing you love, let me share this perfect thought, penned by 10-year-old poet in a room smelling of chocolate kisses, magic markers, and growing up too fast:

No one is left out.
Today is the day of love –
I love you.
Nice day to love each other,
Everybody needs love.
 

Happy Valentine’s Day.

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5 Responses to “Love Letters from the Fifth-Grade Hallway”

  1. professorj February 14, 2013 at 6:59 pm #

    Hand me a tissue. . . that is gorgeous!

  2. Lisa Marie February 14, 2013 at 7:00 pm #

    That is so precious! I remember writing these in elementary school. The simplest words went BOOM, and the teachers cheered. 🙂 Isn’t it amazing how sometimes the littlest souls know the exact thing to scribe or say? 🙂

    Happy Valentine’s Day, Mrs. Dawn! 🙂

  3. Jenny February 14, 2013 at 7:14 pm #

    I love Valentines Day. I don’t buy the whole ‘greeting card holiday’ stuff. I see kindness, love, togetherness. So much potential for happiness. And really, the world can always use more love.

  4. colleenpence February 14, 2013 at 8:23 pm #

    Such wise words from such a young soul.

  5. LivingOrderSA February 15, 2013 at 8:01 am #

    Beautiful – thanks for sharing!

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