Need a Last Minute Gift, How About a Poem – Original Love Poems to Impress Your Special Someone

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Need a list minute gift for your special someone, how about surprising them with a poem.? Here are four that will show how much you love them.

Happy Valentine’s Day Charleston.

Original Poem For Your Loved Ones


The Smile On Your Face

The smile on your face says it all
Let’s me know you’ll be there when I fall

When I slip off this cloud and gravity takes hold
My will remains bold

I know you will be there
In my heart, the words flow and in flight I swear

Til the end of time, I will be there
Always to bear
You and me babe
Taking on the world with style and grace

Through the tears, I’ll dry your eyes
Through the sorrow and the long goodbyes

In the heat of passion
With a fierce beating heart
The burning flame kindles this night

To the cold winters days
Safe by the fire and warm soothing light

Without words, you speak to me
Unspoken chapters
Acts played out in our minds

I dreamed of you last night
I dreamed of us flying, guided by the moonlight
Serenaded by the doves
Whistling songs of love

I awoke to the smile on your face
Looking at me as the night erased

Another day with you
A blessing, a gift

My love, my saving grace


Love is Everything

Love is everything
Without it, we are invisible

Invisible to the sound of a morning rain
Invisible to the smile of a rose blossoming in Spain
Invisible to the sight of long slow kiss
In this life, there is so much we can miss

Love is enchanting like a warm summer breeze
A tingle, a wink, a sigh, a touch of a cool spring day

It is the reason we rise
The struggle to survive
The euphoria of time
The essence of rhyme

Love breathes
It protects
A blanket so safe

A song
A whisper
A kind eye

With the simplicity of words
Words spoken in the air
Linger, journey, invite you near

Take hold
Take flight
Find meaning
Stop thinking; just be
A disease infecting my very soul

Love is everything
Meant to be lost
To be found

Hold for a second
A risk
Take a picture
Keep it for all time
It will last forever
With the winds of change, I will be reminded of the smile that has stopped in time

With the strength of a thousand “I Love Yous”
I feel so alive now
So alive with you

You are the escape I have dreamed about
An imaginary world come true

With you, love is everything


I Love You

I woke up and something was missing
The air was a little crisper, but that wasn’t it
The sun was shining bright, but that wasn’t it
A chill filled my senses leaving goosebumps behind

The trees, clouds, wind all spoke to me
A plea
A request from the stars

In soft spoken chords, I heard a collective song of terror asking for help

We have lost our way
That line echoed over and over

Lost without direction home

Innocence engulfed by lust
Sharing shattered by greed
Compassion, a fleeting memory
Acts of kindness trampled by arrogant selfishness

Our bubble of beauty has popped
Bleeding out, short of breath, praying for a miracle

Today, I say to you, without fanfare, without expectation, without reward

I love you
I love you all
Each of you has blessed me with a life of meaning

For each hand I touch, I am inspired
Each voice, a new life lesson
Each act of giving, a reward so priceless

I love you
I don’t say it enough
I don’t say it with all the vigor in my heart

Now, I have awoken

I want today to begin a quest to regain that love around the world

I ask kindly
Say it today
Say it everyday
With zest and passion and vitality

I love you


The Greatest Love Story

We’re gonna be the greatest love story this small town has ever seen

To the highest mountains we will climb
Tasting the soft wet crystals of snow on the capped tip overlooking the heavens
As you lay your body up to mine, the smell of your worn denim feels like home
Sun setting into the night sky; your face a bright ball of love

Right now, I ain’t scared of dying as long as I spend every breath with you

Down by the river up on the tree together
Hoping the strength of the branch will win the battle against gravity
Watching the bark drift with the current
Kids splashing away their worries
Clouds giving the sun a temporary bed

On the open road, your hair blowing in the wind
With the spirit of a thousand horses, you rejoice with grace
Scenes of Americana racing at 85 miles per hour
The most beautiful picture in my mind
Forever branded in technicolor

In a crowed bar
In a world with no rhyme
Blues and greens mixed with black and white
You picked me
In the briefest of insane clarity, your heart took hold of mine

You looked me in the eyes
Two strangers in a strange land
Without direction; without a home

You looked deep past the cloudy mist of uncertainty and said this simple phrase, “ours will be the greatest love story”.

The Month of Love: A Valentine’s Prayer – Original Poem

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Time cast a spell on you
Preserving your ageless beauty

A shadow in my past; now the light of my future

I will never forget
The feelings
The pain of our goodbye
The sound of your tears
The crash of a broken heart shattered in the doorway as I fled

Scared and alone, I looked back only to see the mistakes I had made
Lost and alone I looked to the heavens for answers

Your womb empty
Scorched by lovers past
Caution is your only course
I was left on the side of the road, like others, on the passageway to your destiny

One day
Two roads became one
An angel, familiar but distant, walked from the darkness and into the light
Glowing from the metamorphosis of a rebirth

Our eyes met
Once again safe and warm
A leery embrace
A gingerly hug
Feeling like the first time all over again

“Hello” came off the tongue as I drowned in all memories flooding my brain

Your eyes soft and gentle
Laughter blessed by your tender purity

With a gentle brush of your hair, I remembered

It was you
It was you then and now

In others, I see you
In a song, I hear you
In a sunrise, I feel you

You are my guiding spirit
My moving force
My muse
Inspired to be alone
Desired to be held

Now, in you, I see a new beginning
Filled with promise and hope

In you, I envision my dreams and realities becoming one.

Charleston, SC Named #1 for 5 Beautiful Cities for a Valentine’s Day Getaway – Southern Illinoisan

Southern Illinoisan and Cassie Sheets has recently published an article on the five beautiful places to spend a Valentine’s Getaway.? On this list is Sedona, AZ, Napa Valley, CA, Nashville, TN, Naples, FL and number 1 on the list is Charleston, SCIf you want to do something special for your significant other this Valentine’s Day, an extended weekend trip in a romantic city is the perfect gift. Whether you’re celebrating decades together, you’re ready to pop the question, or this is your first Valentine’s Day as a couple, these beautiful cities are full of romantic spots.

1) Charleston, SC

?Charleston’s historic antebellum houses, cobblestone streets, and Southern charm make this beautiful city the perfect Valentine’s Day getaway. Take a Palmetto Carriage ride through downtown Charleston, see a show at Dock Street Theater, stroll under centuries old oak trees draped with Spanish moss in Battery Park, or drive to Sullivan’s Island to watch the sunset. Downton Charleston has a bustling restaurant scene, with fresh from the dock seafood, high-end steakhouses, and casual outdoor cafes to suit any taste and budget. Charleston’s numerous boutique hotels and inns are the most romantic places to spend a long weekend.

2) Sedona, AZ


The scenic city of Sedona is known for its surreal red rock formations, gorgeous hiking spots, boutique shopping, art scene, and restaurants. Nature loving couples can spend their Valentine’s Day hiking through the breathtaking Oak Creek Canyon. Book an evening with professional astronomers at Sedona Star Gazing, or see the city from above in a hot air balloon. Sedona is also packed with day spas, winery tours, and art galleries. Visit the Tlaquepaque Arts and Crafts Village for outdoor shopping clustered between a collection of Spanish-style buildings, or stroll through The Gallery District for more restaurants and world-class galleries. Affordable and mid-range hotels as well as luxury resorts are available for travelers.

3) Napa Valley, CA

Napa Valley

What could be more romantic than vineyard tours and wine tastings on Valentine’s Day? The town of Napa is the most cosmopolitan in the 35-mile-long Napa Valley, and boasts a walkable downtown with shops, restaurants, and over 200 wineries. For foodies, the tiny town of Yountville is a must, with restaurants by Thomas Keller, Bob Hurley, and more. Soak in the hot springs in Calistoga, or shop chic boutiques in St. Helena. Travelers have their pick of budget friendly hotels, five-star resorts, and unique bed and breakfasts. With a handful of quaint towns surrounded by gorgeous scenery, a romantic getaway to Napa Valley is the perfect way to spend Valentine’s Day.

4) Naples, FL


Escape the cold this Valentine’s Day with a beautiful beach vacation in Naples. Watch the sun set along the warm gulf waters, enjoy a sailing trip, or stroll through an ancient cypress forest in the Corkscrew Swamp Sanctuary. For shopping, dining, and nightlife, hit Fifth Avenue South. Naples also boasts dozens of spas where you can relax together with a couples massage. Book a room at a luxury resort just steps away from the beach, or plan a budget friendly getaway at an affordable hotel.

5) Nashville, TN


Nashville is the idea city for music lovers on Valentine’s Day. With over 150 live music venues, couples are sure to find something they love. Start with a stroll down Broadway, called Honky Tonk Highway for the dozens of clubs and lounges that line each side of the street. On Lower Broadway, you’ll find more live music and drinks, and a turn onto 2nd Avenue will place you in the middle of the city’s best blues and jazz clubs. Buy tickets for a concert at the Ryman Auditorium, or see a show at the legendary Grand Ole Opry. Nashville is also packed with art galleries, boutique shopping, and restaurants. Couples will find a range of great dining options, from hip brunch spots to barbecue joints. Travelers can book a room at affordable, mid-range, and luxury hotels in the middle of all the action.

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Born to Love You – Original Poem – Happy Valentine’s Day Charleston

By Mark A. Leon
By Mark A. Leon

Born to Love You

Flesh to flesh
Bone to bone
You strip me down to my most vulnerable
My words are weak in your presence
To stay the night is the greatest reward, yet we have touched all my life

You raise my hopes with your careless whispers
Innocent and sweet
Filling the my pool misguided perspective with insight
Swimming for the ledge, I absorb your wisdom

Every breath from your mouth reminds me I cannot fail

Ambition and love find a home in your nest
Fulfilling your fantasy is my destiny
A mission; a promise
Together we will see the world through the eyes of our childhood dreams

I have never been alone
I have known you were there
Sensing your footsteps in the distance
Waiting for a moment of perfect fate
Scripted by angels long ago
Waiting on a shelf until our chapter is called

I was born to love you

Our hearts beating as one

When you cried, I cried
When you smiled, I rejoiced
When you imagined under the dark sky, you were not without companionship

Each day, one step closer to you
In an explosion of big bang proportions, two bubbles burst to form one eternal embrace


Love in Charleston and Life – Journey of Photos and Quotes for this season of Romance

“You can shed tears that she is gone,
or you can smile because she has lived.
You can close your eyes and pray that she’ll come back,
or you can open your eyes and see all she’s left.
Your heart can be empty because you can’t see her,
or you can be full of the love you shared.
You can turn your back on tomorrow and live yesterday,
or you can be happy for tomorrow because of yesterday.
You can remember her only that she is gone,
or you can cherish her memory and let it live on.
You can cry and close your mind,
be empty and turn your back.
Or you can do what she’d want:
smile, open your eyes, love and go on.”

David Harkins

“If you love somebody, let them go. If they return, they were always yours. If they don’t, they never were.”Unknown

“The hunger for love is much more difficult to remove than the hunger for bread.”Mother Teresa

“Do I love you because you’re beautiful,
Or are you beautiful because I love you?”
Richard Rodgers and Oscar Hammerstein II, Cinderella


“Love is a symbol of eternity. It wipes out all sense of time, destroying all memory of a beginning and all fear of an end.”Author Unknown

“Love is an act of endless forgiveness, a tender look which becomes a habit.”Peter Ustinov

“Love is the condition in which the happiness of another person is essential to your own.”Robert Heinlein


“Take away love and our earth is a tomb.”Robert Browning

“Sometimes it’s a form of love just to talk to somebody that you have nothing in common with and still be fascinated by their presence.”David Byrne

“You have someone that you think is The One, don’t just sort of think in your ordinary mind, ‘OK, let’s pick a date. Let’s plan this and make a party and get married.’ Take that person and travel around the world. Buy a plane ticket for the two of you to travel all around the world, and go to places that are hard to go to and hard to get out of. And if, when you come back to JFK … you’re still in love with that person, get married at the airport.” – Bill Murray

“Love is an irresistible desire to be irresistibly desired.”Robert Frost

“You know you’re in love when you don’t want to fall asleep because reality is finally better than your dreams.” – Dr. Seuss