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A collaboration over too much coffee.
coffee and pen

14 February, 2005

The Literary Valentine

If you will be my Valentine,
i could be your Frankenstein
(yes, i know that it really should be
Dr F's monster, but us would-be

Poets take liberties all the time
When we struggle to find a rhyme)
Or perhaps this poem could be the better for
A different literary metaphor.

Hm, let's see, Juliet and Romeo
Ended with way too much gore.
Like too many that i can recall,
It ended with death for one and all.

Could fairy tales provide some laughter
before the inevitable "happily ever after?"
Beauty and the Beast? Now there's a thought.
For one, it doesn't end in nought.

And, because of the way i look,
There's no chance of offence being took
About who's the Beast and who's the Cutie.
Yes, perhaps the tale can be pressed into duty -

But in this age it would never do
To have a lead character who
Abducts the girl, as the Beast, forsooth,
Did. That would be most uncouth.

Alas, this poem is doomed, i think,
A waste of (what's the cyber version of ink?)
Much better just to give up and say:
Come read with me this Valentine's Day.

February 2004



Anonymous Anonymous said...

So much so for cheery Valentine....

13 February, 2005 22:04  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Love, love, love this pome, Zigzackly. Wouldst thou be my Valentine?

13 February, 2005 23:58  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

My dear Peter!
If more would use metre
and bung in rhyme,
we'd all have a much better time!

14 February, 2005 00:29  
Blogger raindanseuse said...

Cute! Has a bit of an Ogden Nash touch.

17 February, 2005 12:23  

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