Monday, February 10, 2014

More Than A Valentine--By Connie Marcum Wong--United States

More Than A Valentine

You may love someone though parted
By many miles and many years,
And that love remains like a
Lovely tulip opening and closing
With the dawn and the dusk.
Years pass and life goes on . . .
But that love is never forgotten.
It glows with a golden light
Within the heart.

Letters need not be written,
Words need not be spoken.
Thoughts are enough to sustain that love;
Thoughts, and memories shared.
When I light a candle, it is for you
In remembrance of the burning embers
Of our love that will never grow cold,
Even as we grow old.

Connie Marcum Wong has been the Web Mistress of a private poetry forum Poetry for Thought since October 1999. Her poetry has been in many publications, anthologies, magazines, and e-zines over the years. She published her first poetry chapbook, Island Creations in 2005. In 2007, Heart Blossoms was published. In January 2010, an anthology, A Poetry Bridge to All Nations, was published by Lulu Enterprises, Inc. Connie created the 'Constanza' poetry form in 2007 and Con-Verse form in 2010. She has resided with her husband in Hawaii since 1980.


  1. Connie, your poem speaks volumes of true love no matter lover or sibling and this depth of feeling and knowing is universal. A beautiful poem, my friend. Sheri

  2. Oh, Connie, I love this poem. I believe we all have such a love, I know I have/did. It's a kind of love that warms the heart and soul. Beautiful! Kristina

    1. Thank you so much Kristina. I have problems posting comments on this site
      and have to ask Karen to post for me. Maybe this will go through this time?

  3. Beautiful love poetry that touches many. Your words flow so nicely - good reading...

    Rhoda Galgiani

  4. Dear Connie -

    Valentine's Day is just not romance is it? It's the every day, year by year song that you describe.


  5. Dear Connie,
    It is very hard to lose someone you love, even though a part of you clings to the memories in the "embers" of a once-bright flame of love. What a perfect poem for Valentine's Day. I'm sure many people can relate to this poem and it has a special meaning for me. Terrific write! Love, Carolyn Devonshire

  6. True love is truly everlasting and lives within your soul. You have expressed this feeling with great glarity and smooth verse. Have a great year. Robert

  7. Heartwarming, Connie. I can feel the love flowing all through this poem as it flows through my heart in remembrance of loved ones that have transitioned from this world into the next. Really touching poem. So glad you shared it with us. Continued blessings.

    -Maurice J. Reynolds, Owner / Editor
    TGBTG! Publications / Creative Inspirations

  8. Connie what a lovely tribute to love. Thank you for sharing such a heartfelt poem so well written .

  9. It is indeeed so,Connie... wonderful... Terry

  10. Thank you, Jack Horne, for the following comment--

    Such sweet words here and such truth

  11. Thank you, Eleanor Michael, for the following comment--

    Ah, memories. Only enriched by time.