my true knight,
bright though rusted;
brave as a tiger,
one I’ve always trusted
to save me from my nightmares
with your own prancing, dancing tongue?
Hold me tight and kiss away my cares.
Will you be my true knight, bright though rusted?
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There's a nice, romantic-ish poem for Valentine's Day for all you old school romantics out there. The form is a Dectina Refrain created by Marion Friedenthal, with each line containing the following number of syllables: 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9 and the refrain repeats lines 1-4. Go to the Imaginary Garden with Real Toads to see other love poem that don't use the word 'love' in them. This next one doesn't fit the bill, but it's just for fun. Those of you with a slightly more twisted and humorous view of the day, this one is for you:
My love is like a red, red truck,
All he wants to do is...
C'mon, what did ya think I was gonna say? I said humorous, not vulgar. Shame on you!
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