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Sweetest Heart of Jesus

February 14, 2014 by  
Filed under Donna Sue Berry, Poetry


Heart of JesusFrom the corner of my church pew,
Sometimes I feel alone,
When I see the happy couples,
In love when I’m alone.


I hide behind my lacy veil,
And duck my head to pray,
‘Please, Jesus, be my Valentine
This sweetheart’s special day.’


I look up past the altar rails,
And see the Sacred Heart,
His eyes full of affection and
My tears begin to start.


His Mother stands there next to him,
Her heart is set afire,
With love for all her children and
I feel a sweet desire.


Then warmth invades my senses as
I feel a ‘special’ grace,
From the sweetest Heart of Jesus
Like a kiss upon my face.



This poem on the Sweetest Heart of Jesus is copyrighted © 2014 by Donna Sue Berry. All rights reserved. Used with Permission.

Written on January 19, 2014 for Saint Valentine’s Day


Art for this poem on the Sweetest Heart of Jesus: The picture depicts the Sacred Heart of Jesus on an early 20th century painting (the painter is unknown). It is exhibited in the Greek Catholic Cathedral of Hajdudorog, Hungary. This painting decorates the Western wall of the Northern side-nave, undated, photographed by jojojoe, 26 April 2010, CCA-SA 3.0 Unported, Wikimedia Commons.

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About Donna Sue Berry

Donna Sue Berry is a passionate writer and poet, wife, mother of two, and grandmother of nine, from the American Heartland of central Oklahoma. She and her husband Joel share their time between Oklahoma and Montana. Her early writing began with romantic poetry during junior high school years; but, not until returning to school at age 48 did her poetry deepen to truly express her great love for her Catholic faith. Proud of her rich Oklahoma heritage and ancestors who made the 1889 Oklahoma Land Run, her current book project is "Catholic Poems from the Heart of a Red Dirt Oklahoma Girl." Her website is

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  • Jeanette

    That’s lovely Donna Sue. Thank you.

    Ë™·Ù -—™¥™¥” Happy Valentine’s Day to all”™¥™¥—-Ù ·Ë™

    • LizEst

      …and Happy St. Valentine’s Day to you, as well! God bless you, Jeanette!

    • Jeanette, Happy Valentine’s Day to you, and thank you! May God bless you!

  • LizEst

    Happy St. Valentine’s Day to you and yours Donna Sue! Thank you for this sweet poem. God bless you!

    • Suzi dutro

      Liz, I am looking for a good lentern meditation book for this upcoming season, any that you or anyone else can recommend? Thanks blessings

      • Dear Friend ­ I recently endorsed a book of meditations published by Sophia Press called Meditations for Lent that you can find here:

        • Suzi dutro

          Thank you Dan. I don’t believe I have read any of Bishop Bossuet’s writings before. I just ordered it. Blessings

        • Camila

          I peeked inside and found this little gem.

          “O Jesus! I present myself to you to make my journey in your company…O my Savior, receive your traveler! Here, I am ready, holding on to nothing. I want to leave this world with you and go to the Father.” (Bossuet)

          Thanks Dan for the recommendation!

      • MarcAlcan

        A Lay Retreat for Lay People – by Ronald A Knox
        Great to pick a topic a day and chew all day long
        You can get it at book depository – free delivery

    • Dear Liz, thank you! May God bless you and yours this Saint Valentine’s Day. Big hug!

  • Suzi dutro

    Beautiful Donna Sue, thank you. Happy Valentines day to all staff, contributors and readers at Roman Catholic Spiritual Direction.

    • You are so welcome! Wishing you a beautifully blessed day today, and to all as well!

  • Jo

    Thank you Donna Sue for this beautifull tribute to the worlds greatest Valentine.How amazing is His love for us all…we are truly blest.xxxx

    • The Sweetest Heart of Jesus…we are aren’t we? So blessed that He gave us his heart! In times of sorrow or joy we can curl up against it. Happy Valentine’s Day Jo!

  • Peg

    What a beautiful poem, and perfectly stated. Donna, you have a true talent …thank you for sharing.

    • You are welcome, and thank you for your most generous words. So glad that you liked the poem! All the glory be to God for his letting me rhyme about my love for Him and his precious Mother! Happy St. Valentine’s Day to you!

  • Camila

    Dear Donna,
    I have a picture of Jesus and His most Sacred Heart on my night stand. Recently, I was lying in bed pondering on His most beautiful heart – pricked with thorns all around. While He is God and I am just his creature we share a heart surrounded by thorns. How comforting it is to know that God’s heart can feel what I can feel. Thank you for this sweet poem.
    God bless you on this valentine’s day!

    • You are so welcome, Camila. What a beautiful experience you shared of meditating on our Saviors most Sacred Heart! So touching and to know that he LOVES US beyond our imagination is…well..beyond our imagination. He loves us. Happy Valentine’s Day Camila! God bless you and yours!

  • MarcAlcan

    The heart in Whose Wounds we hide and are healed

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