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KeithnRita

Valentine Poems

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These are entries to a Washington Post competition asking for a rhyme with the most romantic first line but the least romantic second line:

Love may be beautiful, love may be bliss

But I only slept with you, because I was pissed.

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I thought that I could love no other

Until, that is, I met your brother.

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Roses are red, violets are blue, sugar is sweet and so are you.

But the roses are wilting, the violets are dead, the sugar bowl's empty and so is your head.

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Of loving beauty you float with grace

If only you could hide your face.

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Kind, intelligent, loving and hot

This describes everything you are not.

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I want to feel your sweet embrace

But don't take that paper bag off of your face.

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I love your smile, your face, and your eyes

Damn, I'm good at telling lies!

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My darling, my lover, my beautiful wife:

Marrying you screwed up my life.

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I see your face when I am dreaming.

That's why I always wake up screaming.

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My love, you take my breath away.

What have you stepped in to smell this way?

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My feelings for you no words can tell

Except for maybe "go to hell."

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What inspired this amorous rhyme?

Two parts vodka, one part lime.

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Valentine's Day is not a joke.

Making fun of love is for other folk.

If you like sick Valentines, hold the phone.

I won't joke about my love for Joan.

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Yes, Keith & Rita, your anti-love doggerel is funny. Unfortunately, people buy and send cards with similar sentiments. For Valentine's Day, I prefer to stick to sweet and mushy. Joe

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"I thought that I could love no other

Until, that is, I met your brother"

That was the one that got me in trouble with my ex-wife...... :grin:

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Don't blame the messenger blame the message from the Post,

and if all the readers would quit reading them they would be toast!

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In life and love you occasionally need a good laugh,

and Rita tells me she enjoys being my better half!

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History of Valentine's Day

Every February, across the country, candy, flowers, and gifts are exchanged between loved ones, all in the name of St. Valentine. But who is this mysterious saint and why do we celebrate this holiday?

The history of Valentine's Day -- and its patron saint -- is shrouded in mystery. But we do know that February has long been a month of romance. St. Valentine's Day, as we know it today, contains vestiges of both Christian and ancient Roman tradition.

So, who was Saint Valentine and how did he become associated with this ancient rite? Today, the Catholic Church recognizes at least three different saints named Valentine or Valentinus, all of whom were martyred. One legend contends that Valentine was a priest who served during the third century in Rome. When Emperor Claudius II decided that single men made better soldiers than those with wives and families, he outlawed marriage for young men -- his crop of potential soldiers. Valentine, realizing the injustice of the decree, defied Claudius and continued to perform marriages for young lovers in secret. When Valentine's actions were discovered, Claudius ordered that he be put to death. Other stories suggest that Valentine may have been killed for attempting to help Christians escape harsh Roman prisons where they were often beaten and tortured.

According to one legend, Valentine actually sent the first 'valentine' greeting himself. While in prison, it is believed that Valentine fell in love with a young girl -- who may have been his jailor's daughter -- who visited him during his confinement. Before his death, it is alleged that he wrote her a letter, which he signed 'From your Valentine,' an expression that is still in use today. Although the truth behind the Valentine legends is murky, the stories certainly emphasize his appeal as a sympathetic, heroic, and, most importantly, romantic figure. It's no surprise that by the Middle Ages, Valentine was one of the most popular saints in England and France.

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