For Valentine’s Day

Roses and chocolates aren’t just for young romantics you know!

I wrote this in 2016

Roses are red, violets are blue,
I’ve hidden the boxes of chocolates from you.
To help with your diet, at least for a day,
We’ll eat them tomorrow, whadaya say?
We may be slower and no longer young
But remember the time when We Two became One.
Over the years, you have always been mine,
So I have no need for this ‘Valentine’.
Our life together has been hit and miss,
But we have plenty on which to reminisce.
We’re older now, but still best of friends,
And passion is written on paper with pens.
Our secrets are rosy, come share this wine,
Sit here with me, and remember the time
When violets were blue and roses were red,
And we burnt off those calories together in bed.


About pensitivity101

I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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13 Responses to For Valentine’s Day

  1. TanGental says:

    Very good, really spot on…

  2. Michael says:

    Good one Di, no chocolates here either. I thought this joke summed up us getting older:
    An elderly couple were sitting on their deck chairs watching the beautiful sunset and reminiscing about the good old days. The wife turned to the husband and said, “Honey, do you remember when we first started dating and you used to just casually reach over and take my hand?” The husband looked over at her, smiled and obligingly took her aged hand in his.

    With a wry little smile, the wife pressed a little farther, “Honey, do you remember how after we were engaged, you’d sometimes lean over and suddenly kiss me on the cheek?” The husband leaned slowly toward his wife and gave her a lingering kiss on her wrinkled cheek.
    Growing bolder still, the wife said, “Honey, do you remember how, after we were first married, you’d kind of nibble on my ear?” The husband slowly got up from his rocker and headed into the house. Alarmed, the wife asked, “Honey, where are you going?”

    The husband replied, “To get my teeth!”

  3. Oh I love this!! To me, this is the meaning of love. All the ups and downs but still getting through it together and remaining best friends. Happy Valentine’s day!! ❤

  4. Sadje says:

    Aww, what a wonderful poem!

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