Poetry by Jeff Green

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Roses for a Valentine

by cricketjeff on February 26, 2011.  © Jeff Green, All rights reserved

To spite the world that tears a love apart
We share the words that bridge unfriendly seas
The soothing balm that fights a sad disease
A dozen roses hold a tender heart
    The flash of red you showed me from the start
    Returned in blooms from Cupid’s sacred bed
    Supplying fuel to keep the passions fed
    A dozen roses hold a tender heart
So many men must trust the florist’s art
To write the lines they have no chance to say
Aspiring Romeos for just one day
A dozen roses hold a tender heart
    To spite the world that tears a love apart
    A dozen roses hold a tender heart

A nervous fool who waits till pleasure shows
Becomes a king when wrapped inside her eyes
All expectation lost in sweet surprise
Two cheeks that blush the colour of a rose
    A love is born wherever beauty grows
    And tended well becomes a thriving bush
    As pretty as a dancer’s tidy tush
    Two cheeks that blush the colour of a rose
The scene is set and now emotion flows
Through damns that burst, exploded by a kiss
The evidence that roses promise bliss
Two cheeks that blush the colour of a rose
    A nervous fool who waits till pleasure shows
    Two cheeks that blush the colour of a rose