First Valentine’s Day

Each day I check my mailbox shortly after nine

Hoping that in my mailbox will be a valentine.

I do not want anything fancy, just a card or two,

Nothing too mushy, just an “I’m thinking of you.”

I amble up to my mailbox then I count to ten.

I wonder if my mailbox Is empty once again?

I slip it slowly open and I peek inside

But only dust and darkness in my box reside.

I slowly shamble up the walk pushing tears away

Another lonely and empty Valentine’s today.

I sniffle and I snuffle opening my door

Suddenly I stop and I stare at something on my floor.

There lies a simple envelope decorated red

And inside a card for me and this is what it said,

“I know it is Valentine’s Day, here’s a card for you

To let you know I like you, I hope you like me too.”

Who could this Valentine’s come from, it wasn’t here before?

I step out onto the porch and spy the boy next door

Peeking over the bushes before he runs away

I close my eyes and smile for My First Valentine’s Day.

Author: matthewlasley

I am a school teacher and an author. I like to write picture books, middle grade, science fiction and short stories. I live in Alaska and I love history, so those two things often influence my creative writing.

9 thoughts on “First Valentine’s Day”

  1. Cute story, Matthew! I can feel your MC’s hope (I don’t presume to guess whether MC is a boy or a girl.) Very nice job with the emotional element of the story! Thanks so much for joining in the contest fun! I always enjoy your entries!


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