Wednesday, 15 February 2017

Poetry Thursday 251 - February

The time of year is always a little drab. Weather, the demise of Christmas spirit and still more darkness than light in our days, not to mention post celebratory bills, leads to the need for something to brighten our lives. The media and corporate business have lighted upon Valentine's Day.
I apologise for the early language but it fits.

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February 14th

Valentine’s Day my arse,
another media driven farce,
focussed by corporate greed,
feeding from a couple’s need.

A manufactured celebration,
gripping the amour of the nation,
to a frenzy of seeking for hours,
the perfect bunch of flowers.

Why do the gullible masses,
dance to tunes of corporate brasses,
when romantic gifts are never late,
irrespective of the date.

So don’t wait for February 14th,
make your next gift the umpteenth,
then we won’t be priced from above,
for symbols given to the ones we love.
©David L Atkinson February 2017

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Love Apple

Tomato sent from God above,
a fruit the symbol of joyous love,
blushing red in glowing modesty,
bursting with tasteful honesty.
©David L Atkinson February 2017

This short poem is a simple symbol of love.

God Bless