Poetry Explorer- Classic Contemporary Poetry, THE FIRST VALENTINE, by BURGES JOHNSON

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First Line: I'd like to write a valentine
Last Line: I like her best of anyone!
Subject(s): Children; Holidays; Valentine's Day; Childhood

I'd like to write a valentine—
Not like the kind one sees about;
It mustn't have a single line
That folks could ever tease about.

It mustn't be all hearts and birds
And paper lace—the sissy kind;
I don't want any silly words—
The lovey, dovey, kissy kind.

But certainly it mustn't be
A cheap and common penny one,
And it must sort of make her see
I like her best of anyone!

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