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Happy Valentine's Day

Happy Valentine's Day

A Poem by Seamstress

Yes! Beat me with that goat skin

Oh, hurt me with the skin of the dog

See the redness of my flesh with each strike

Then put my name in that jar


I hope the hairless one draws my name

He seems a little cleaner and not so drunk

I pray he is a good guy and not just fun for the night

Mmmm, his hands are good sized even if a bit rough


My lover, did you hear the news

The, once blind, daughter of the jailer has a new beau

Some “friend of lovers” priest about to be executed

He sent her a letter signed, “from your Valentine.”


My lover, my soldier lets go watch an execution

Claudius II thinks you marrying me is wrong

When a boy becomes a man let him fight

Who needs some guy named Valentine to marry us?


Tis the ides of February in 270 A.D.

so Happy Lupercalia to all.

Martyred for love of woman or God

We celebrate St. Valentine’s Day.


From Chaucer to every child love abounds

The cupid’s and hearts with lace upon everything

Cards and flowers passed between lovers

Celebrating another Pagan holiday with its Christian twist.




© 2014 Seamstress

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It's catchy, full of energy and really pounds the readers mind with the way events have been re-engineered overtime in society that their meaning is questionable. I like what you've created here. Very righteous!


Posted 7 Years Ago


7 Years Ago

Thanks so very much, Wolfwind. I love holidays and their histories always intrigue me.
I love love love how you incorporate the historical facts of V Day into this piece. You personalize it and make the story come alive. Well done, as ever I feel like this is my new favorite.

Posted 7 Years Ago

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Added on February 15, 2014
Last Updated on February 15, 2014