Two sides to Valentine.

Two Valentine Poems from different ends of the spectrum. The first one I wrote in 2013 the second I wrote in 2017.

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Valentine’s Day.

Beautiful Roses their message plain,

They were oh! so lovely when they came.

Chocolates and champagne too

A handsome way to say “I love you”

Sadly handsome is as handsome does

And no one wants to make a fuss.

But the message seems to fade away

As tempers rise and peace forgets to stay.

The chocolates fly across the room and hit the wall,

The vase smashed, the flowers scattered as they fall.

No good to offer soothing words

The shoutings all that’s heard.

The neighbours turn a deaf ear , “That poor woman must live in fear” .

Only half the tale is known

The neighbours have no idea of what’s happening in this home.

Things get worse she grabs a knife

She’ll put an end to all this strife.

She cuts him once she cuts him twice …

“You need to learn to be more nice”

She whispers with a smile.

He stands there shaking and bleeding all the while.

The police have been called more than once

But she always manages to repel their response.

The truth is, they would not believe

This poor sweet woman is not the one aggrieved.

She carries no marks or bruises. None at all for she is the one who abuses.

Her husband is a patient man

Who tries to please his wife the best he can .

But she cannot be appease.

Nothing he can do makes her pleased.

She swears she loves him she swears it will change

But week after week it is the same.

He will do or say something wrong

And her patience will be gone.

He has tried to leave her tried to go

But she begs and weeps and carries on.

She promised she would get help.

He cannot see any way out

He cowers in the corner as she shouts.

The knife is lying on the floor within his reach ………

Then comes the usual banging at the door.

💜
🌹

Acrostic: Be my Valentine

© willowdot21 2020

Breathtakingly needing

Eros’s arrow pricks

Mixing love potions at this time

You must, you must be mine.

Value added roses and chocolates

All add up to to special dates.

Love encounters special things

Enchanted, petals hearts and fairy rings.

Never knowingly under sold

Treats and treasures gently unfold.

Intimate touches and arousing kisses

Naked passion erupts exploding wishes

Ending in orgasmic joy.

🌹

I do hope everyone had a happy Valentine’s Day. 💜

23 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Ritu
    Feb 14, 2020 @ 06:29:24

    Happy Valentines Day, Sis 💜

    Reply

  2. marina kanavaki
    Feb 14, 2020 @ 07:58:29

    Happy Valentines, to you too! ❤🌹❤

    Reply

  3. besonian
    Feb 14, 2020 @ 09:03:11

    This is probably not the sort of response one expects to a Valentine poem – so my apologies for that – but that first one rings a loud bell. I have a male family member close to me who has gone through just that sort of experience – though not quite as far as being attacked with a weapon. Considerable esearch into this form of domestic abuse has shown us that it is far more prevalent than one would expect. And incidentally willowdot21, if you feel you’d prefer to delete this reply, then I understand.

    Reply

    • willowdot21
      Feb 14, 2020 @ 12:10:08

      Hi Besonian, I would never delete such an honest and true response. I happen to have looked this up and have found that, as you say that men being abused by women is far more widespread than we would like to think. Any abuse is wrong and I wish we could stop it. I wrote the poem to highlight the plight of many men who suffer in fear, silence and shame. There is too much abuse, female on men, men on women, male on male, female on female and not forgetting mental abuse and elder abuse. I hope the person in your family is being kept safe and support. Thank you for your time and reply. 💜

      Reply

  4. thoughtsnlifeblog
    Feb 14, 2020 @ 09:05:45

    2 contrasting poems. The first one really paint a picture of potentially an untold story of many a man.

    Great poems.

    Happy valentines

    Reply

  5. Sadje
    Feb 14, 2020 @ 09:19:20

    Both poems tell a different side of the story.

    Reply

  6. Erika
    Feb 14, 2020 @ 14:23:22

    Wow, two im- and expressive poems, Willow! Happy Valentine’s Day 💖

    Reply

  7. dumbestblogger
    Feb 15, 2020 @ 14:56:01

    2017 sounds a little less stressful than 2013.

    Reply

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