A whole day celebration
To express what love means
In Hallmark cards, deep red roses, or a chocolate confection
Material excess to express an immaterial emotion
Children receive balloon bouquets
Husbands receive cards and wives receive everything!
Recipients of love gifts given in an effort to say,
"I love you! Happy Valentine's Day!"
A celebration of a feeling
Selling millions of sentimental, kitschy cards
Selling pounds of chocolate to outwardly smiling,
Customers who are anticipating the celebrating
February fourteenth is a HUGE date night!
Couples around the world stay up late celebrating
Faces lit in the glowing heart-shaped candle light.
Dancing in pairs, slightly uptight, but doing it up right!
The other three hundred and sixty four days
Of snarking and sarcastic dueling
are not cancelled with the receipt of a lovely floral spray
It is only delayed, by one day.
I was asked if I could write a poem about grandparents for the annual athletic banquet at the high school I attended. Of course, I said yes! My rough draft began as an acrostic. I use this method to help me get my main ideas written down before I begin revising and refining a poem.
Grandparents give away free life lessons.
Nana and Pawpaw are always ready to hug grandchildren,
Anytime and anyplace.
Gee Ma and Gee Pa happily announce each grandchild's accomplishments,
to anyone who will listen.
Gram and Gramps pass on their hard won wisdom,
by telling stories about themselves as children.
No, is rarely heard at Grandma and Grandpa's house,
once the grand tots grow into grandkids!
Each pair of grandparents is ready to celebrate,
the many milestones each grandchild will pass.
Nana and Pawpaw know just what to say,
to turn sad tears into cheerful smiles.
Gee Ma and Gee Pa are ready with a quick word of wisdom, a quick hug,
or a quick bite to eat.
Gram and Gramps love to entertain grandchildren with,
stories that star each child's very own mom, or dad.
Grandparents are family teachers,
with knowledge that cannot be bought