Purple's Platitudes

nothing but words …

Valentine

11 February 2014

 

 

To the romantic in each of us,

and to those who deserve so much more …

 

 

I could write some silly line,

some sappy, sentimental rhyme,

woo with roses and red wine,

chocolates any time are fine,

a moonlit walk would be divine,

a blanket to watch the stars go by,

a Teddy Bear that reads Be Mine,

with the card I forgot to sign,

(promise I’ll do better next time)

one day is not enough sometimes,

but in our hectic, busy lives

the smallest thought can surprise,

I’d be honored if you’d be so inclined,

to simply be my Valentine?

 

 

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marginal

11 February 2014

 

 

These

red line

boundaries,

both left and right,

meant to organize,

to keep myself centered.

Do not read between the lines,

or color outside of the lines.

I have played it safe all of my life.

For once, I’d like to write in the margins!

 

 

 

 

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for Jennifer

11 February 2014

 

(for Jennifer)

 

Wishes do not grow on trees,

nestlings born to fly away,

my wish for you on this day –

you are always free to fly.

 

 

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snapshot

11 February 2014

 

“If a picture paints a thousand words … ” (Bread)

 

 

In an instant,

captured in a flash,

with just a glimpse, a glance,

you’ve developed a picture,

believing you’ve exposed

my one defining moment.

 

But I shudder to think

my life,

who I really am,

could be framed

and put on display,

in a snapshot,

in a thousand words or less.

 

 

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