A Valentine’s Day Poem

Love hearts are all around  
Valentine’s Day is drawing near
Hubby and I don’t make a fuss
We’ve been together many years.
Back when our romance was young
(And, let’s face it, so were we)
We embraced Valentine’s Day
Made a bit of an effort, you see.
I remember those exciting times
When we were truly smitten 💕
Valentine’s cards were purchased
And romantic words, written.
 

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Cute toys were exchanged
And flowers were a winner
We’d often pop a cork (or two!) 
Along with a nice dinner.

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
Ads in the newspaper
Were carefully arranged
But, after we were married,
Well… Valentine’s Day changed.
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
I asked for no more flowers
Notices, or stuffed bunnies
Valentine’s Day became low-key
In order to save money.
Now we just exchange small gifts
To show that we each care
They’re often sweet and edible
…Chocolates (not underwear!)
 
 

First Kiss (There Can Be Only One!)

Sometimes, movies from the past
Can make you reminisce
“Highlander” makes me recall
The night of my first kiss.

‘Twas the mid-80’s then

I was a nerdy, frumpy teen
I felt sad and unattractive
Out with a boy? I’d never been.
My friend Nat felt bad for me
And soon had an idea
“Kath,” she said, “I’ve got a plan
It’ll be fun, don’t you fear”.
“You know my boyfriend, Tom?
Well, he’s got this mate…
Let’s us four go out together
Oh, it’s going to be great!”
The big night soon came around
With nerves, I felt quite sick
We headed into Melbourne town
To catch a brand new flick.
The boy and I sat, in silence
As Connor McLeod lopped heads
Till Tom turned ’round to his mate
“You’re not here for the movie,” he said.
I was, of course, quite mortified
And blushed the brightest pink
I’ll spare the details of what came next
You can just imagine, I think.
It ended up being our only date
That’s OK – I wasn’t peeved
For, despite the awkwardness
The “first kiss” goal was achieved. 💏
I’d found a new classic movie
With a killer soundtrack by Queen
The night really was a success
Out with a boy? Yes, I’d been!