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Love Poems, Verses, and One-Liners for Valentine’s Day

Timothy is a writer and artist who enjoys writing poetry, stories and articles. Timothy earned his BS in psychology from Albright College

Say something special this Valentine's Day.

Say something special this Valentine's Day.

Have you ever come up short when it comes to figuring out what to put in a loved one's Valentine's Day card? Maybe you want to tell someone how much you love them but can’t find the right words. It is often hard to come up with a line or a quick quip to express your love, so instead of expressing your feelings, you go out and buy one of those pre-filled cards.

The poems and verses below are offered to you as a starting point. They can be used any way you wish—in a card, in a note, on social media, verbally, and more. Enjoy!

How To Present These Poems to a Friend or Family Member

  • Get them printed on a special balloon.
  • Create your own card and insert one or more of the poems inside.
  • Tell your friend in person by reading them one or more of the poems.
  • Text one or more of them to a friend or family member.
  • Create a meme for social media.
  • Print your favorite poem on a tee shirt or some other item and give it to them.
  • Put the words to music—maybe a tune you already know.
  • Post them on social media sites.
  • Create a longer version of one of the poems.

Love is composed of a single soul inhabiting two bodies.

— Aristotle

Short Love Poems for Valentine's Day

Here are 20 original love poems that are perfect for any Valentine's Day card. Feel free to add to them, personalize them, or modify them in any way you see fit.

1. "Your Love Is . . ."

Your love is . . .
More than a feeling
It’s a livin' thing
That can make my
Heart sing and dance

So,
When you say you love me
I come with open arms
Cause God only knows
You’re just what I need
I love you

2. "When I Feel Your Love"

When I feel your love
My heart is so light
I live all of my days
Feeling life is so right

When I feel your love
Life is so worthwhile
My face is always painted
With a great big smile

When I feel your love
Our two hearts become one
A knot is tied there
That cannot be undone

3. "Where Love Is"

Where love is
The heart is light
Each new day dawns
Fresh and bright

Where love is
The heart sings
A new song
Of joyful things

Where love is
The heart is restful
Cause it now knows
A thing so beautiful

4. "Love"

I was looking for a love
I thought was not to be
Dreaming dreams
I thought I’d never see

Then one day you walked
Deep, deep into my heart
Now a true love rests there
that will never ever depart

5. "Never Surrender"

It's easy to throw in the towel
To want to stop looking for love
To thinks the odds are against you
But I’m glad I didn’t give up looking
I kept on searching until I found
The true love I found in only you

6. "Your Own Special Way"

You have a way about you
Your very own special way
that brings joy to my life
A deep love into my heart
I love you

7. "The Heart of the Matter"

At the heart of the matter
Is the love I have for you
A love that grows greater
Each day I’m by your side

So on this day of true love
May you truly always know
Our love will last forever

8. "With Your Love"

With your love
I know that I can
Go through this life

With a smile on my face
And joy in my heart
Cause I truly know
Deep down inside
No matter what may come
You’ll always be there

9. "Thinking About Love"

I once wandered
a dry barren land
Living the life
I’d planned

Thought I had
All the love
I dreamed
Till I met you
My eyes were opened
I saw my life
For what it is

I can’t stop thinking about love
Since I met you
I can’t stop
Thinking about love

10. "My Life"

My life may not be . . .

  • Filled with bliss
  • A wonderful delight
  • Times I relish
  • Moments of glee

But I know if I . . .

  • Focus on your love
  • Look for the joy
  • Am of good cheer
  • Have a little gladness

I will be a well-being
I love you

11. "Life Used to Be"

My life used to be so empty
Until I found your love
Now everything has turned
Upside down
You’re all I’m thinking about
A picture of you keeps dancing
In my mind
I can’t believe it was ever
Any other way

Now love, your love
Is all I’m wishin' for
Now love, your love
It what I need more, more, more

12. "Searching for Love"

Over the years I’ve searched
Over every hill and every dale
For a love warm and true
A love that wouldn’t fail
I had almost given up
'Til the day I met you

Now love, your love
Has filled my heart and soul
A love I never want to let go

13. "Be True to Me"

I'll be by your side
Be true to me
My love I will not hide

Remember,
If the world should catch your eye
Just look to your heart
You won't be led wrong
I'll be there
My love for you is strong

Don't be afraid of loving me
Just have faith you'll see it's true
You'll always be with me
And I'll always will be with you

Be true to me
I'll be by your side
Be true to me
My love I will not hide

14. "I Love You"

I love you
I love you
I love you

In my heart
I know it’s true
I love you
I do

The knot has been tied
It cannot be broken
No greater words
Have I spoken
Than "I love you"

15. "With All of My Heart"

I want to love you
With all of my heart
No half-hearted promises
I don’t want it that way
It‘s either all or nothing
That is why I say
With all of my heart
Let me love you
With all of my heart

16. "Love Is More Than a Word"

Love is a word we say so much
To mean so many things
But love, true love
Is the only one that makes

A heart get up and sing
That is the love that
I only have for you

17. "Different Worlds"

We come from different worlds
You and I
We don’t always see eye to eye
But our love will always
Carry us through

18. "Love for Each Other"

When I gaze upon the sunshine
With its warmth and glow
I understand what true love is
In my heart I truly know
Love is the one small spark
That brightens another’s day
Love is the warmth in my heart
That brought you my way

19. "Love Binds Us"

Love binds us together
Deep within our hearts
What love joins together
Can never be torn apart
Our lives are now set
On a new course
For richer or poorer
For better or worse
The happiest times will be
When you’re by my side

20. "Together Forever"

I wish nothing now except
To spend my life with you
There is nothing more
That I want to do
Holding you close
Feeling your love
Together forever, me and you

If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.

— Winnie the Pooh

Bible Verses About Love

  • "And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love." —I Corinthians 13:13
  • "Love one another." —John 15:17
  • "Let all that you do be done with love." —I Corinthians 16:14
  • "Beloved, let us love one another, for love is of God." —I John 4:7
  • "Let us not love in word or in tongue, but in deed and in truth." —I John 3:18
  • "Love never fails." —I Corinthians 13:8
  • "A friend loves at all times." —Proverbs 17:17
  • "There is a friend who sticks closer than a brother." —Proverbs 18:24
  • "Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one’s life for his friends." —John 15:13
  • "Love is patient and kind." —I Corinthians 13:4
  • "Love does not insist on its own way." —I Corinthians 13:5
  • "Love bears all things." —I Corinthians 13:7

Valentine's Day One-Liners

  • What is love but a four-letter word that cannot express how I truly feel about you.
  • To say “I love you” is not enough. It is only the start.
  • If life starts with love, then my life started the first time I met you.
  • Your love is the gift I’ve been wishing for all my life.
  • Every loving moment together with you Is a gift I treasure in my heart.
  • Love is the music that makes the heart sing.
  • Love is a fountain that springs from the heart and showers down on the ones you care the most about.
  • The definition of love is when two hearts beat as one and two separate lives are then lived as one.
  • Your love is like a box of chocolate—sweet and delicious.
  • It was your love that set the spark in my heart aflame and it fuels that flame each day.

© 2020 Timothy Whitt

Comments

Timothy Whitt (author) from New Jersey on January 24, 2021:

Thanks

Timothy Whitt (author) from New Jersey on December 25, 2020:

Thank you so much. Seasons greetings to you also

Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on December 25, 2020:

You have shared a great number of ways to express love. We can all use more of it! Seasons greetings to you and your loved ones.