And now, for the moment you all have been waiting for...(trumpets blaring)...the winner of the Valentines Day Poem Writing Contest!!! And the winner is...mandylove96!! She actually used a song title in each line of her poem. Cool, huh?? Check it out! (*NOTE: The song titles are in caps and bolded*)
SOME HEARTS may have the stars on their side
But I know that YOU BELONG WITH ME tonight.
Hoping this LOVE STORY will last forever
All I want is YOU AND ME TOGETHER
I know that TODAY WAS A FAIRYTALE, its true
I see it WHEN I LOOK AT YOU
I will tell you ONE TIME
I see you LIKE A STAR in the sky
People always say TWO IS BETTER THAN ONE
And now I believe it, you're ONE IN A MILLION
So remember that I'M YOURS
And that love is as easy as 1, 2, 3, 4
Isn't that awesome?? I thought so. And we had another entry which was so good I had to give it credit. So, winning Honorable Mention is Kira, who wrote "The Valentines Way." Here it is!!
Make it special
For only one day
A big array
Show them devotion
For only one day
Wouldn’t it be something,
Wouldn’t it be special,
If showing love
Was done continually
Make it a goal, everyday
To share some love,
The Valentines way
And THAT was also a good poem!! Congratulations mandylove96 and Kira for winning 1st Place and Honorable Mention. You guys are awesome writers!! And for anyone else who either wrote a poem and didn't win, or if you just didn't know about it until now, keep writing!! This will not be the last writing contest on this blog, I can tell you that!!
And one last thing - my entry for the contest, although I cannot take credit for this...
1If I speak in the tongues[a] of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. 2If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. 3If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames,[b] but have not love, I gain nothing.
4Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. 5It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. 6Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. 7It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
8Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. 9For we know in part and we prophesy in part, 10but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears.11When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. 12Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
13And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.
- 1 Corinthians 13: 1-13
And that is the true meaning of love. Keep that in mind this Valentines Day, through the chocolates and flowers and valentines, know what it truly means to LOVE.
Happy Valentines Day!!