Feb. 14, 2021

When the dust is settled,
It's love that's in the air.
When everything is gone
Love will still be there.

So through the thick and thin,
Couples just hold on.
Thro the weakest hour,
Look up and be strong.

Will you be there for love
As love is there for you?
Never quit on true love
Commit to see it through.

© 2021 Walterrean Salley
Feb. 14, 2021

Chocolate and sweet notes
Flowers and hugs

Love and kisses
Birds, bees, and bugs.

Redbirds and bluebirds.
Doves and owls.

Wining and dining
Renewing of vows.

Music and songs,
And serenade.

Brandishing love
Mid pomp or charade.

©2021 Walterrean Salley
Feb. 13, 2021

That special day is drawing near
When in cahoots the world will share
The badge of love that lovers wear
And all who would, will dare to share.
(Walterrean Salley penned 8/2020)
(Penned 8/2020.)

FOOTNOTE: For 'Valentine 2021.'

© 2020 Walterrean Salley
Jan. 14, 2021

Time is like a shooting star,
Zooming through the ether far.
And is like a meteorite
With its brilliant trail of light
That for one lasting moment -
Be it in joy or in lament -
Ever lingers in the wake,
Tho earth may rejoice, or quake.

© 2020 Walterrean Salley
Jan. 14, 2021

A legend is gone - a star with class.
A prince has fallen, an era's past.
He labored hard, went very far
And soon became a rising star

That touched gold, laid hold to fame
And etched himself a renowned name.
A Lakers guy - head of the class -
Who played so well with style o'er sass.

He met the girl of his fair dreams
And formed himself a brand new team.
Went on to sprout, and bud, and grow -
Until they had a brood of four.

The best that's in a family man.
Philanthropist, doing what he can
To make the world a better place
For his kind - the human race.

A country mourns, behold, alas.
A legend's gone; an era's passed.
A prince is fallen, a 'Lakers' giant
Known as 'Kobe.' Kobe Bryant.

Kobe Bean Bryant (8/23/78-1/26/2020) was a great American world-class basketball player.

© 2021 Walterrean Salley