💛Mrs. Good Choice Loves to Write💛

Susanna Leonard Hill / Valentiny Writing Contest / 197 words

BRAVE NEW FRIENDS / by Dawn Young

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Mary has a Valentine,

she wants to give away.

But every time that Mary tries,

no words can she convey.

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She swallows hard, and tries her luck,

to try out something new.

While all the children laugh and play,

She gets a tiny clue.

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In her hand she holds a heart, 

as tightly as can be.

She doesn’t want her secret crush,

to see her by the tree.

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And all at once, there he stands,

a smile upon his face.

In his hand is something pink,

all trimmed in pretty lace.

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“Just for you, my special friend.”

Mary turns bright red.

He handed her a Valentine.

He turned around and fled.

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One more time she tries her luck.

She tries to be quite brave!

There he sat upon the slide

She gives a silent wave.

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As Mary bends to say hello.

Her crush begins to wiggle.

“Here’s a card, just for you.”

They both begin to giggle.

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“Will you be my Valentine?”

He whispers in her ear.

“Yes! Will you?” she bravely asks.

“I’m glad that you are here!”

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Nate is new in Mary’s class.

He came just yesterday.

“I am glad that we are friends.

Hip-hip-hip-hooray!”