Love Poem: On Valentine's Day
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Written by: Ilene Bauer

On Valentine's Day

Here’s a start: a candy heart
Or long-stemmed bright-red roses;
Lingerie, to make her day
Romantic, one supposes.

Not too hard to find a card
With sentimental saying.
For a treat, go out to eat
(And naturally, you’re paying).

Better yet, go into debt
And buy a sparkly trinket.
Dim the lights, so appetites
Include champagne – then drink it.

Or, don’t fuss and be like us – 
With years of love behind us,
We’ve agreed, we do not need
A token to remind us.