Saturday, February 13, 2010

Saint Maxine

c John Wagner
Hallmark Inc.



Valentine's Day is not, I find,
For one, like you, who speaks her mind.
I'd always try not to 'speak ill'
But then I'd add a codicil!
'Yes, I suppose you're pretty nice;
I bet you got this ring half-price.'
'Yes, I suppose I love you lots,
But not with all those acne spots!'
'Yes, I suppose I do adore you,
But I loved Henry long before you!'
'Yes, the flowers were quite divine,
But I'd rather have some good red wine.'
'Yes, I've given you my heart,
But you're not having any other part!'
'Yes, you are my Valentine,
But sometimes you're a perfect swine.'
'Yes, I know we're a perfect couple;
At least, we were when you were supple!'
'Alright! I'll love you till I die!
(But I really can't imagine why!')
Dear Saint Maxine, on this date
Let you and I just celebrate
By speaking our minds as we always do!
Maxine! Yes! I really love you!

Excessive romance here:


maryt/theteach said...

Rinkly, this is just the best! Your cartoon (where did you find it?) and your poem! Happy Valentine's Day! And thanks for playing Maxine on Saturday! :)

Lisa said...

May I join in the celebration?

Kranky Granny said...

In my best Lawrence Welk voice "Wonnerful, Wonnerful.

This was great, I loved it.

Auntie E said...

LOL, what a great poem. to the point. Love that Maxine. Mine is up and linked at Mary's.

Cheryl said...

Oh my. I love it!