Beauty / Always

There is a beauty doesn’t fade,

It’s always there for sharing;

The heart that clothes itself in love

And radiates its caring


But there’s a secret rarely said,

Though out there for believing:

Love wears a chain around its neck

From each and every grieving


It tries to lift from off the backs

From those it loves, as duty —

For strong indeed are those who live

A life of love

And beauty

Valerie Summerville

Roses carnations baby's breath and pansies

Valerie Summerville lives up the hill –
Go by the river, then turn at the mill –
Look for the trailer withs roses outside
At Number 16, Crosspoint Forest

Valerie’s beautiful, friendly and smart –
Everyone here knows she’s got a big heart –
She goes to church of a Sunday, at nine
And works everyday as a florist

Valerie Summerville, loved and admired –
Dated some men here, but then, came unwired;
Realized she’s good if she’s never a bride,
And just went about being merry

Valerie’s heart is for no one, it seems
Even for those of us hiding our dreams;
But, like herself, I guess I will be fine —
My secret’s not
Tough to carry