I.


I don’t approve of Valentine’s-
It’s just an advertising scheme
To flog more greetings card designs.
I don’t approve of Valentine’s

Or love itself, which undermines

Progressively one's self-esteem. 

I don’t approve of Valentine’s-
It’s just an advertising scheme.

 


II.

Our love was like a red, red rose
Before becoming brown and stale  
And foul to both the eye and nose. 

Our love was like a red, red rose, 
But then began to decompose. 
It is, alas, a common tale:
Our love was like a red, red rose 
Before becoming brown and stale.

Valentine's Triolets

© 2019 by Rob Stuart