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This week was lovers` day..so let`s dedicate this poem from the Black Lilies collection to all the lovers out there..especially those who for some reason cannot be together at the moment…
Fourteenth of February
Fervently hailed, All Lovers` Day-
With arrays of red-littered paraphernalia
Cluttering frosty shop windows,
Cleverly designed to lure the passing onlooker;
Diamond rocks nestling on bangles, necklaces and rings,
Of si;ver, tawny gold or platinum.
The cute, furry bear,
Clutching his equal-in-size liver-red heart,
Sitting on a platform of chocolate paradise.
Displays of frilly, intimate regalia
Clothing the ultra-lithe, alabaster-white
Female mannequins, curiously writhed
In unnatural positions
Frame the windows,
The wanting male.
A multitude of restaurants
Parade their hearty special menus,
For the love-struck merry couples-
A day of birth for some and death for others,
One for Cupid`s mischievous banter!
Copyright Black Lilies, by CJ Knight, first published in 2010.