Blog: Will You Be Mine?

Valentine's Day and the true meaning.

Don't overspend on flowers, the cost will get me sick.
I really don't like gadgets and other things that tick.

Don't give me any teddy bears, a panda bear or cat
I sure don't want a lizard, a new purse or a hat.

A valentine of chocolates is filled with calories,
Don't do me any favors... no really, thank you, please.

A book of coupons? Oh no -- I forbid you to select
Entitling me to something on which I can't collect.

Don't take me out to dinner at an overcrowded dive.
Peanut butter/jelly's good. (At least we can survive.)

No Cartier, no Tiffany, no Lexus or Corvette.
I ask you not to make me wish that we had never met.

Please don't buy me tchotchokes, nothing for the kitchen.
No dust collectors please, I hate it that I'm bitchin'.

Anything IKEA is not okay with me,
I always find I'm missing one stupid part, or three.

Wanna give me something for which you won't be sorry?
How 'bout copies of 'Freeze Frame' by that dear Ilona Saari?

Please don't send an ecard with baby chicks and bunny.
Above all, no text message with CUL8R Honey.

Maybe just a hug and kiss, a sweet embrace to say
'Will you be my Valentine' forever and today?

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William Bauer February 11, 2013 at 04:16 PM
I will be honored to do this.
Bob Blanchard February 11, 2013 at 05:11 PM
I always enjoy your clever way with words and your wonderful sense of humor. Patch could use more creativity like yours. I couldn't help but think of the following reply: "I wish I had a lady who was thoughtful like that, Instead of eating candies that only make her fat. Would be nice to get a poem at Christmas time as well, I’d avoid those crowds that always make the shopping hell. And yet it would be a struggle to show the ways I love her, I’ll get whatever is on sale and then just run for cover".
Geraldo Cruz February 11, 2013 at 05:12 PM
Very cute, Ms. D.
Alexandra Bylczynski February 11, 2013 at 06:18 PM
She's a poet and she knows it!
Fritzi February 11, 2013 at 09:20 PM
How true it is!!!! Hugs, Irene!
Irene DeBlasio February 11, 2013 at 09:27 PM
@WilliamBauer You are a peach! Thank you!
Irene DeBlasio February 11, 2013 at 09:31 PM
@BobBlanchard I have just made you the president of my fan club. From your mouth to Patch editor's ears -- or however they receive messages of import. Thank you so very much. I'm so flattered that you took the time to write a poem. Bravo!
Irene DeBlasio February 11, 2013 at 09:33 PM
@G.Cruz I always appreciate a fan with good taste. Thank you. Did you notice my name was second on Best of the Web WSJ contributor's list today? We aim to please. LOL
Irene DeBlasio February 11, 2013 at 09:35 PM
@AlexandraBylczynski A good Irish name -- like my editor's! Thank you for the reaffirmation -- my meter's not the best, but it works for me as far as sentiment goes.
Irene DeBlasio February 11, 2013 at 09:38 PM
@Fritzi I can't think of anything more gratifying than getting a comment from somebody I grew up with. I only hope that Mr. Ridout is smiling down from heaven and applauding. Thanks, Fritzi, you rock! xoxoxo
chloe February 12, 2013 at 07:05 AM
I love this!! It's the perfect valentines day present. You can't go wrong with good old fashion love.
Irene DeBlasio February 12, 2013 at 03:32 PM
@chloe My friend Nancy sent me an email reminding me of a wonderful poem by Dorothy Parker called The Perfect Rose. It ends: Why is it no one ever sent me yet One perfect limousine, do you suppose? Ah no, it's always just my luck to get One perfect rose. What a wit the woman was! In any case, you're right -- we shouldn't commercialize Valentine's Day. Love is the best present anyone can give. Many thanks for your comment and Happy Valentine's Day!
Ilona Saari February 12, 2013 at 04:07 PM
Love, love, love your Valentine poem and am honored to be included. You're a woman after my own heart - a hug, a kiss and a sweet embrace is all I need. That's all my husband needs, too - he already has my book. ;o)
Ilona Saari February 12, 2013 at 04:23 PM
PS - You've been "pinned" and FaceBooked...
Ilona Saari February 12, 2013 at 04:26 PM
... oh, and tweeted, too. ;o)
Irene DeBlasio February 12, 2013 at 05:43 PM
@IlonaSaari You are so generous! Thank you for always commenting on my posts. You are a woman of great wisdom and excellent taste. Happy Mardi Gras -- Let The Good Times Roll! xoxoxo
Irene DeBlasio February 12, 2013 at 05:43 PM
@IlonaSaari OUCH!
Irene DeBlasio February 12, 2013 at 05:45 PM
@IlonaSaari YAY! You Rock!
Richard Camp February 12, 2013 at 08:15 PM
Yes, who needs those excesses, so over-the-top obscene... A perfect little valentine: a poem from Irene! Ilona if you're reading this, an embrace is in your future, 'Cause have a softball game that night, hopefully sans suture!
Irene DeBlasio February 13, 2013 at 01:30 AM
@RichardCamp There once was a fellow named Camp. In the kitchen he ranked as a champ. With his Louisville Slugger He wanted to hug her. Now Ilona is wearing his stamp! Wishing you Homeruns and Hugs xoxoxo
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I Love Valentine Day ! That's why I was so happy, when I found, website: www.bemyvalentineforever.com It's a new dating site ! I've joined and I've met some really nice guys there, In the chat room there. It's all about love!


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