Valentine’s poems both sacred and profane

While doing research for yesterday’s post about godly websites, I came across a selection of Valentine’s Day poems designed for those who tend to see all holidays through religious glasses. (Just wait to see what they’ve got cooked up for Washington’s Birthday next week). These sentiments in rhyme would fit just perfectly on that special card you present to your loved one today, though I guess they’d make some pretty good hymns too.

 

While the construction and meter and tone were all quite proper, I thought I could do just as good a job incorporating Holy imagery into messages suited for consenting adults. Let’s see what you think. Two of these poems were written by a legitimate Christian lyricist and two were written by me. See if you can tell which is which.

 

God’s Valentine Gift

God’s Valentine gift of love to us
Was not a bunch of flowers;
It wasn’t candy, or a book
To while away the hours.

His gift was to become a man,
So He could freely give
His sacrificial love for us,
So you and I could live.

He gave us sweet salvation, and
Instruction, good and true–
To love our friends and enemies
And love our Savior, too.

So as we give our Valentines,
Let’s thank our Lord and King;
The reason we have love to give
Is that He gave everything.

 

Way Better Than Your Spouse

When we awake to celebrate

This very special day

We look across the bed and see

The love we want to stay

 

But greater than that love is one

Who we can’t really see

We’re told He lives up in the sky

Near Alpha Centauri

 

The one we love on earth is dear

But we know they’ll end in death

They’re hardly perfect, that’s for sure

From here I smell their breath

 

But up above the loved one is

The one who wields the rod

For He demands devotion pure

I think they call him God

 

 

You Are Often In My Thoughts

Love is a command
That Christians are called to do;
Our Lord says “Love your God,
And love your neighbor, too.”

Some people are easy to love;
They are human rays of sun;
They light up every life,
And encourage everyone.

You are in that group,
So I sincerely want to say:
You are often in my thoughts;
Happy Valentine’s Day!

 

The Food of Love is Nutritious

My Valentine is special

She’s smart and pretty too

I like the way she does her hair

And the color of her shoe

 

Her eyes are like the stars that shine

Her ears are also nice

Her nose is pert, her brows are plucked

Her smell is like some spice

 

But these are things that don’t mean much

Unless you’re into one

Who spends the time God gave them

Forsaking Cinnabon

 

For eating too much high-fat food

Like cake and cream and cheeses

Will make them fat and gross to us

Unlike a certain Jesus

 

He kept His looks and kept His soul

He never tried to lose

The weight he gained from bread and fish

He was the King of Jews

 

In such a role he loved us all

The weak, the sick, the poor

We love him back as much we think

As we love the sacred ‘Smore

 

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