#LoveMadeVisible: Confused Valentine, by Erik Ammon


I got this Valentine

In my bag,

But I’m not sure why.

I do not like her,

And she’s mean.

She stole my jello,

And she pushed me in the mud.

But, she gave me this card

That says I’m hers.

I peek over and

She’s staring at me.

Here she comes

Over to my desk

(I hide the candy that I like best).

And the next thing she does,

Is the worst thing yet:

She gives me a hug and

Says, “You’re my Valentine.”

Erik Ammon is a father, husband, teacher, and writer.  He had received numerous rejections from many agents and publishing houses, until 2017.  Both of his previously self-published picture story books, The Rabbit Who Wished He Could Fly and The Lost Squirrel, were picked up by a new, small publishing company.  (Release date soon to be announced!) Erik hopes to land an agent in 2018 (or 19, or 20- I mean, come on, the Eagles finally won a Super Bowl!).


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8 Responses to #LoveMadeVisible: Confused Valentine, by Erik Ammon

  1. Joanne Roberts says:

    E-A-G-L-E-S! Eagles! Fly Eagles fly!

  2. Wendy says:

    Fly, Eric, fly! 😉

  3. Diane Hanington says:

    Thanks for sharing Erik!

  4. Laura Marinakos says:

    Go Eagles!! Congrats, Erik! 🙂

  5. Helen Kitrosser says:

    Your poem depicts the exact sentiments that my three young grandsons express. Love it.

  6. Erik Ammon says:

    Thanks everyone! I’m working hard at my rejections 🙂

  7. Chrissa Pedersen says:

    Erik that was adorable thanks for posting 🙂

  8. Kristen C.S. says:

    Love the internal elementary school conflict. As a middle school teacher, I often wonder if the boys at this age are thinking the same thing as the narrator in this poem! =)

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