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Valentines you say

She waits for me beyond this shower certain.
I could open it, and be anything I choose to be.
I could have stashed a box of chocolates behind the towels, and 
rush into the bedroom with them, and a Hallmark.
Is it my rebellious sprit that has stopped me from behaving this way,
because I don’t want to be told this is the day I should express my love to her.
Could it be that I see her as more than a piece of meat, stepping into my trap so that I shall have my way with her on a prescribed day of the year.
I can’t stop myself from thinking of the saying “Give the people what they want”
But what if what they want is a stupid idea created by Madison Avenue profiteers. 

Yeah, well anyway, there’s a box of chocolates, a Hallmark, a bouquet of flowers, a heart shaped necklace, and a cute little bear that does a dance and sings "it’s ladies night" waiting for her. Yes  I am a sell out, and I will not try to disguise it with a maybe. When they bring me up on charges for being a conformist, they’ll use that against me. My only defense will be… “It made me feel so damn good to see my baby smile.” 

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  1. Date: 2/18/2012 10:15:00 PM
    well, look at it this way. All those valentine companies hire people to work for them and we need to help the economy out!!! So you keep doing this and making her smile. Love it and love this poem, Edwin.

  1. Date: 2/18/2012 3:07:00 PM
    Oh what a treasure this poem is Edwin! Your humor is priceless and I would be willing to make a huge bet that the lady in question treasures this poem far more than anything tangible you could offer her. Loved it! This one gets a 10. Mahalo

  1. Date: 2/13/2012 7:17:00 AM
    Well Edwin....Have a sweet Valentines day,hope she will smile to you!And thank you, for the poem. - oxox hugs Anne-lise

  1. Date: 2/12/2012 2:38:00 PM
    Nice poem.. Edwin.... i like seeing mine smile always..pd