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Hello! Firstly I would like to say – Good luck to all poets taking up the NaPoWriMo challenge. I will do my best to keep up!

You may have noticed that I have been quiet for some time, I have been ill for a few months now – thankfully I am on the mend and hope to be a little more present. Some of the poems to be featured in napowrimo16 are vintage. I have not been writing as much due to my illness. Hopefully napowrimo will inspire me into action!

Below is my first one for the event, it is an oldie but it hasn’t been blogged before πŸ™‚ In the upcoming days, hopefully I will be able to upload some clips of me reading at the Sheffield poem-a-thon event πŸ™‚ Happy writing and reading! Β Alex x

 

 

Valentine

 

You see an old man,

whereas I see the boy,

I see a lover,

all timid and coy.

 

You see grey hair,

where I still see curls,

the envy of all

the popular girls.

 

You see a paunch,

I see tall, lithe, and swarthy,

a blush to the cheek,

you considered me worthy.

 

You see an old fool,

well maybe that’s true,

after all these years,

I still love you.

 

Β© Valentine 2013

by Alexandra Carr-Malcolm

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