All Valentines Day

All Valentines Day

A Poem by john l smith



All Valentine’s Day


In ancient Rome women lined up to be beaten

On what started as Valentine’s day

On that day now, it is chocolate that is eaten

And diamonds sent by those who can pay


From its dark and bloody introduction

Which heralded brutal seduction

Then tamed by Chaucer and Shakespeare 

To become a day of gentle adoration


Now a day of often spending big dollars

To maintain those subtle neck collars

Presents and quite often red roses

All gently laid at romance’s love altars


But a simple card will most likely do

And of course, flowers are acceptable too

And when the day is finally all through

A warm seat by the fire for two

© 2019 john l smith

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I have always loved a good roaring fire. There's nothing better on a cold, cold night. Ok, maybe a pint of Ben & Jerry's Chunky Monkey!

I'm such a girly girl, though. I'll take flowers over diamonds any day. Happy Valentine's, Dave!

Posted 8 Months Ago

john l smith

8 Months Ago

Have you noticed the price of a dozen red roses (squeek squeek)
Diamonds might be the economi.. read more
Kelly Scheppers

8 Months Ago

I don't need a dozen. A single rose or two is just as beautiful! The "Chunky Monkey" is a banana ic.. read more
john l smith

8 Months Ago

A true valentines day is about the person you share it with and showing how thankful for them you are.
Or at least it would be without advertising execs and the spin doctors of big business.
A great reminder that the price tag does not buy love, or any sentiment other than pointing out how gullible we are to fall for it.

Posted 8 Months Ago

john l smith

8 Months Ago

and so say all of us

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Added on February 11, 2019
Last Updated on February 11, 2019