Valentine’s Day

I looked out my window this morning and did not see hearts or flowers. I saw snow and ice. I’m normally not a valentine sort of gal although I do love dark chocolate and pretty flowers, so instead of sending you something heart shaped, I wrote a poem. Here goes.

Winter by Barbara Tyner

Tiny flakes are falling

Piling up as snow.

The beauty of it calling,

out I want to go.

I hesitate once in the cold,

The flakes are falling on my nose.

What’s happening? Am I getting old,

as I shiver from my head to toes?

Happy Warm Day to everyone. I wish you fun or at least a funny card to read today and so on to a more serious subject. We have no future without a past. We cannot move forward without leaving something or some place behind. We are what we are because of our experience, good and bad, so embrace your past at the same time you let it go. It is you.

And finally – my gripe of the day is tax preparation. Enough said – although dislike of taxes and preparing them (or paying to have them prepared) is probably the only subject we all can agree on. Happy Valentine’s Day Everyone!

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About Barbara K Tyner

A graduate of UCCS with a degree in English Lit., Barbara writes Children's Literature and fiction. Her popular children's series, The Badger Books, is co-authored with Barbara's daughter, Laura. Her first novel, "Wait Here, Wait There" deals with grief and Alzheimer's, two topics that are very difficult to manage in real life. Barbara volunteers doing school programs and speaking to support groups. National Parks, hiking, and snow-shoeing are in her list of favorite hobbies.
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2 Responses to Valentine’s Day

  1. einefeistyberg says:

    “We have no future without a past,” I, too, have been contemplating that lately and trying to embrace while letting go. So glad to re-meet you after all these years.

  2. Happy Valentine’s Day Barbara. It’s snowing here like crazy!

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