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Valentine Presents

For Valentine this year
I want to raise one question:
How does a miserly poet attain the
love of his lady?
By writing love poems
that would make her half smile
and half cry? No, I’ve done that;
it’s a waste of time.

In fact, writing love poems
would be worse than giving nothing.
I fear, poetry is held in low esteem;
Sure, she may praise one’s poem,
but inwardly think of it as “cheap.”
Friends, you can trust me: girls hanker
for expensive presents.
Therefore, she would hate my offerings….

Should I intend to break up with my girl
to save myself the expense of a Valentine’s gift,
I would present her with a burlap gown,
a braided belt of straw, a bottle
of Head ‘n Shoulder hair shampoo . . . .
Ladies, I’m teasing;
you deserve much more--
Let me fetch my empty wallet.

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Note: the electric shaver was invented by my dad who worked on it since I was a little shaver. (Joke)
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With the love poetry piece written and well-framed (with her name mentioned in that poem) will do I guess Jerry.

I don't believe in Valentine's neither does my religion.

Enjoyable read anyways.
Good luck with your lady.

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Poetry is when an emotion has found its thought and the thought has found words
........Robert Frost☺

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So tongue in cheek. Love the “empty wallet”

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The empty wallet should serve as the best excuse. But will she believe it? Well, Mister--what about credit cards?
Can't win . . . .LOL

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no, I'm just kidding; I spoil my lady throughout the year and she spoils me. Thank you, dear Rula. Jerry/van

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