Oh My Darling, Valentine

(sing to the tune of "Clementine")

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From the book Revenge of the Lunch Ladies

In a toystore
on a Sunday
with a dollar forty nine
I need something
just a dumb thing
for my brand new

Oh my darling.
Oh my darling.
Oh my darling
I’m uneasy,
kind of queasy,
but you’re still my

Yes, it happened
in the classroom
when you said
“Will you be mine?”
I was muddled
and befuddled,
so I answered,
“Yeah, that’s fine.”

Then you called me
in the lunchroom.
You had saved a
place in line.
And I knew that
it was true that
I was now your

I went shopping
for a present
and I saw this
blinking sign:
“Here’s a pleasant
little present
for a brand new

So I bought it
and I brought it
in my backpack
right at nine.
Do you like it?
It’s a spy kit
with a flashlight
you can shine.

I could tell you
didn’t like it
when you said I
was a swine.
How exciting!
I’m delighting.
I have no more

Till another
person stopped me
and they asked
“Will you be mine?”
This is crushing.
Oh, I’m blushing.
I’ve another

 — Kenn Nesbitt

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Reading Level: Grade 2

Topics: Love Poems, School Poems, Super Silly Songs, Valentine's Day

Poetic Techniques: Narrative Poems, Rhyme Schemes


From the Book Revenge of the Lunch Ladies

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