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St. Valentine’s Trap?

  1. Today’s the day when husbands fret
  2. And wonder what their wives to get
  3. To show their love with costly things
  4. Hearts of red and golden strings.
  5. Florists rake in quite the cash
  6. Bakers make the chocolate dash
  7. Stuffers stuff some record bears
  8. Jewellers cut more diamonds rare.
  9. Men run wild all over town
  10. Here and there and up and down
  11. They know they can’t this day to shirk
  12. They grab their gifts right after work.
  13. What thought is there in all of this?
  14. Do chocolates, bears replace the kiss?
  15. Do diamonds, jewels replace the poem?
  16. Do flowers, smells make the home?
  17. Is love restrained to just one day?
  18. Cannot the love be here to stay?
  19. Is this what all the women want?
  20. Do they need this yearly jaunt?
  21. To love one’s spouse is quite divine
  22. And love today is surely fine.
  23. But love’s not in the gold nor day
  24. It’s found in all we do and say.
  25. Let us all of men unite.
  26. Resolve to treat our spouses right.
  27. Let us love the whole year round,
  28. And show just where are hearts are found.

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By Kim Siever

I live in Lethbridge with my spouse and 5 of our 6 children. I’m a writer, focusing on political news, social issues, and the occasional poem. My politics are radically left. I recently finished writing a book debunking several capitalism myths. My newest book writing project is on the labour history of Lethbridge.

I’m also dichotomally Mormon. And I’m a functional vegetarian: I have a blog post about that somewhere around here. My pronouns are he/him, and I’m queer.

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