hidden valentine

Valens, you are esteemed worthy,
at the Via Flaminia you lay:
Valentinus offered up in faith.
Your deeds aren't known in our day.

In this life you wed young couples;
an act the Emperor would not permit.
And though your grace the monarch received,
your execution he did transmit.

Alas, with clubs and stones they came,
challenged by your fortitude great;
whose blows did not complete the deed -
your head severed at Flaminian's Gate.

These days we celebrate Valentine,
dedicate and plan for those we love;
oblivious to how it all began-
the depth of love known only Above.

Poetry by arquious The PoetBay support member heart!
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Written on 2023-02-10 at 04:18

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josephus The PoetBay support member heart!
Well written with valued content. Bravo.

D G Moody The PoetBay support member heart!
An excellent poem for me; both in its formal structure, and also in its story; a fitting tribute for the 14th