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Seven billion beating hearts breathe life into this world, but only love can cause the stars to shine;
It doesn’t matter if we are young or old, rich or poor, we all have that one special valentine.
Some people can take a lifetime to find love, whilst others can fall at the very first sight;
When you walk alone the skies appear to be dark, but with love in your heart the stars will always be shining out bright.
Most of us will have a case of the ex, wasted years and a broken memory;
But we shouldn’t want to alter our past,
As it’s what made you, you,
And it’s what made me, me
Valentine’s Day isn’t all sunshine & rainbows, so I will pour some alcoholic ink over this verse in dedication to all who have loved ones that are no longer here;
To all those broken reflections, that can no longer hold their love near.
Some people will try and find a message at the bottom of a bottle, whilst others will try and send a letter up to heaven, but it’s just so far from the ground to the sky;
Love can leave you stuck living in the past, if you never had a chance to say your goodbye.
So if you have found love then hold on to it tightly, and never let it go;
You only get one shot at life, so wear your heart on your sleeve, and don’t be afraid to put your feelings out on show.
Love can lift you up high, as butterflies float on cloud number nine;
So I will seal this letter with a kiss, and send it with love,
to that special valentine.
BARRY MOWLES ©2012