Alternative Valentines

Roses in my garden last summer.
By Jabo
@jaboUK (64361)
United Kingdom
February 8, 2017 9:18am CST
Roses are red. You make me blue, No chocs or rose? I'm leaving you. ---- No flowers or wine do you send, And no time with me do you spend, But I won't get cross I don't give a toss, I'll just run away with your friend. Just having a bit of fun here, though it's true that Valentine's Day passes by unnoticed in our house. So the following is how I really feel: He never gives roses and wine But sure as heck I will not whine, I will not get cross Their lack is no loss; He gives me his love, so that's fine Do you get the whole works - card,roses, dinner, chocolates, wine? Photo is my own.
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61 responses
@marlina (154165)
• Canada
8 Feb 17
Yes, I do get the real love and the flowers, the chocolates and the card.
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@marlina (154165)
• Canada
8 Feb 17
@jaboUK For sure, the love comes FIRST.
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@jaboUK (64361)
• United Kingdom
8 Feb 17
@marlina Good for you, but the love is by far the most important thing.
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@Daljinder (23233)
• Bangalore, India
8 Feb 17
@jaboUK I feel the same.
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• Midland, Michigan
8 Feb 17
Cards and flowers were common when we first wed, But the need to save money is what I said. Years later I gave my permission Yet, I think he missed that petition Since nothings been seen that is red. Possibly it would have panned out the same way over time anyway, but...
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@jaboUK (64361)
• United Kingdom
8 Feb 17
@MarshaMusselman That's great of you to respond with a limerick Marsha, thanks. That's funny that he 'missed that petition'!
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• Midland, Michigan
8 Feb 17
@jaboUK I was trying to do more than one of something or another, but it took longer than I wanted and I have things to attend to eventually here.
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@rebelann (111416)
• El Paso, Texas
8 Feb 17
Thanks, I needed that I think my dad gave mom roses one year, she was so shocked and surprised. As for me, nope, that's never happened and I wouldn't really want it to, I don't care much for all that commercial junk they victimize lovers with.
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@jaboUK (64361)
• United Kingdom
8 Feb 17
@rebelann I think I got a card or two when I was a teenager (not from my husband, I didn't know him then), but that is about it. That's funny about your mom being shocked
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@rebelann (111416)
• El Paso, Texas
8 Feb 17
That was way back in 1966 @jaboUK dad had come back from the Korean war and his buddy suggested it, mom never really paid any attention to that day.
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@Daljinder (23233)
• Bangalore, India
8 Feb 17
@rebelann My Dad gave lipstick to Mom once and that was the end of Valentines
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• Preston, England
8 Feb 17
Don't abbreviate Valentine's Day on cards - no one appreciates a wish that they have a happy VD Day
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@jaboUK (64361)
• United Kingdom
8 Feb 17
@arthurchappell Oh my Arthur - what a funny thing to say
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• Prairieville, Louisiana
9 Feb 17
I see nothing wrong with abbreviating Valentine's Day on a card.
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• United States
8 Feb 17
I told my husband long ago, Don't buy me flowers , no no no. Buy me plants that will grow and grow, He got the message that I know!
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• United States
8 Feb 17
@jaboUK he did have flowers delivered once....for 60,,,,,the birthday!!!! That was ok
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@jaboUK (64361)
• United Kingdom
8 Feb 17
@AbbyGreenhill Haha - love it! Great little rhyme, and I so agree
@thelme55 (76489)
• Germany
9 Feb 17
@AbbyGreenhill lovely poem.
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@DianneN (247216)
• United States
8 Feb 17
Love is all that matters. You are one of the lucky ones in that respect. I get the works every day of the year from my hubby. He is most thoughtful, caring, and loving to me, as I am to him. We also celebrate Valentine's Day. You omitted jewelry!
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@jaboUK (64361)
• United Kingdom
8 Feb 17
@DianneN Oops, forgot the jewellery, trust you to mention it! As you say, love is the most important thing. If we have that, the rest doesn't really matter, not to me anyway.
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@DianneN (247216)
• United States
8 Feb 17
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@jhechorain (1198)
• Susanville, California
8 Feb 17
I don't have any one to give me those things. I wouldn't mind though either. I like all of your poems.
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• Susanville, California
8 Feb 17
Thanks! I hope so too some day. I think those things are just an added bonus when you are in love.
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@jaboUK (64361)
• United Kingdom
8 Feb 17
@jhechorain Thanks for liking my poems, I appreciate it I hope you find love some day, that's far more important than cards and flowers.
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@jstory07 (135092)
• Roseburg, Oregon
9 Feb 17
My husband would give me anything that I want. I do not want roses or chocolates just a sweet man by my side which I have.
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@jstory07 (135092)
• Roseburg, Oregon
11 Feb 17
@jaboUK Yes very lucky. We have love.. Love with the right man is great.
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@jaboUK (64361)
• United Kingdom
9 Feb 17
@jstory07 You are in the same situation as me, aren't we lucky?
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@MALUSE (69390)
• Germany
8 Feb 17
Valentine's Day is no original German tradition. It's swapping into our country, though, mainly promoted by florists.
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@jaboUK (64361)
• United Kingdom
8 Feb 17
@MALUSE Oh yes, it's good business for the florists and confectioners.
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@thelme55 (76489)
• Germany
9 Feb 17
So true @MALUSE.
@garymarsh6 (23393)
• United Kingdom
8 Feb 17
NO NO NO. I will not subscribe to this commercial rip off! Clinton Cards and Interflora not to mention the markup restaurants will be a lot poorer from my lack of enthusiasm! So here goes it is the mingers version! Roses are red Violets are blue If I had a face like yours I would flush it down the loo! Roses are red Violets are blue I thought I was ugly Until I saw you! Aren't I a romantic!
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@jaboUK (64361)
• United Kingdom
8 Feb 17
@garymarsh6 I laughed out loud at yours, especially the second one Perhaps you and I could go into business with our Alternative Valentines!
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@garymarsh6 (23393)
• United Kingdom
8 Feb 17
@jaboUK What with my poor attempts at writing. I would be like a sleeping partner while you did all the work! I think we could be on to a winner Janet!
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@JudyEv (326601)
• Rockingham, Australia
9 Feb 17
Great limericks as always. Valentine's Day goes by without notice here too but Vince is considerate and loving every day which I see as more important. We just never grew up with Valentine's Day. Valentine's Day will soon be here No roses or chocolates for me, that's clear But he's kind and loving Every day giving For me there is no peer
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@jaboUK (64361)
• United Kingdom
9 Feb 17
@JudyEv The same as me then Judy - we're lucky to have loving men all year round. Love your limerick
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@VivaLaDani13 (60681)
• Perth, Australia
4 Apr 17
@jaboUK My best friend in Texas has been the only guy to think about me on Valentine's Day. No boyfriend has ever given me anything on that day. And lucky me, my other sweet best friend, DJ, sent me a beautiful Valentine's Card this year.
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@jaboUK (64361)
• United Kingdom
5 Apr 17
@VivaLaDani13 At least you got one this year
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• Perth, Australia
5 Apr 17
@Daljinder I miss that already! I loved it so much! No not yet. Been to addicted to the heart one. It feels more comfortable to wear. I mean emotionally.
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@Daljinder (23233)
• Bangalore, India
4 Apr 17
@VivaLaDani13 And hooked you on Soan Papdi coz it was 'squishy' Did you try the other necklace that Wes sent yet?
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@Daljinder (23233)
• Bangalore, India
8 Feb 17
I have never been crazy about Valentines. With friends of course but not for me personally.
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• United Kingdom
11 Feb 17
@Daljinder Aww Roses are red Violets are blue It would give me such pleasure To give you one too
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@jaboUK (64361)
• United Kingdom
8 Feb 17
It's each to his own of course, but what I don't agree with is older relatives giving them to children - it's supposed to be for lovers.
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@Daljinder (23233)
• Bangalore, India
10 Feb 17
@jaboUK I didn't know about older relatives giving something to younger. I think I know of Daddies buying chocolates for their little girls. Mostly I see lovers/ couples and best friends sharing the gifts or cards. That reminds me I sent one to Dani. She received it few days ago. I have a video of her that I requested for. Would you like to see? I already asked for her permission to share on myLot in a post but I don't think I will be making a post of it. I will share it with only few close friends. If you want to I will drop the link in the PM.
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@sunrisefan (28524)
• Philippines
9 Feb 17
What lovely roses you have in your garden Janet!
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@jaboUK (64361)
• United Kingdom
9 Feb 17
@sunrisefan Thanks Nando, that was from last summer - the garden is bare at the moment.
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@jaboUK (64361)
• United Kingdom
9 Feb 17
@sunrisefan They will come again in the summer, but it's nice to look at flower photos in the depths of winter.
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@sunrisefan (28524)
• Philippines
9 Feb 17
@jaboUK It's good you were able to take a shot at those beautiful roses for keepsake, Janet :)
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@allknowing (130292)
• India
8 Feb 17
India has yet to catch this fever. Eleven years ago I met with that ghastly road accident on Valentine's Day
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@allknowing (130292)
• India
9 Feb 17
@jaboUK Funnily it has given me a new lease of life and therefore I cannot call it as bad memory.
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@jaboUK (64361)
• United Kingdom
9 Feb 17
@allknowing So this day has bad memories for you Grace. Sorry about that.
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@jaboUK (64361)
• United Kingdom
9 Feb 17
@allknowing That's good then
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@lokisdad (4226)
• United States
8 Feb 17
I have not gotten anything yet maybe a quiet movie and the traditional stuff that goes along with it.
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@jaboUK (64361)
• United Kingdom
8 Feb 17
@lokisdad Ha - I sense that you are a romantic. Just make sure she knows you love her, that's the main thing
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@lokisdad (4226)
• United States
9 Feb 17
@jaboUK I am more than she is oddly. We normally don't do anything special but we do spend as much time together that day as we can.
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@shshiju (10342)
• Cochin, India
8 Feb 17
No real flowers comes in modern ages. But images of Roses flies through Mobile, Facebook and Twitter
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@jaboUK (64361)
• United Kingdom
8 Feb 17
@shshiju Is that right? That's not half so good as the real thing
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@shshiju (10342)
• Cochin, India
9 Feb 17
@jaboUK Yes real and duplicate.
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@nanette64 (20364)
• Fairfield, Texas
8 Feb 17
Love is definitely #1 on the hit parade @jaboUK . I don't get any of that stuff anymore. Just kisses from the kitties.
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@jaboUK (64361)
• United Kingdom
8 Feb 17
@nanette64 After your experiences you probably manage very well without
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@nanette64 (20364)
• Fairfield, Texas
9 Feb 17
@jaboUK You ain't kiddin'.
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@Mike197602 (15487)
• United Kingdom
9 Feb 17
I get nothing as I'm a single person. Valentines to me means a number of large functions at my hotel which involve a LOT of washing up...I hate the washing up side of my job
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@jaboUK (64361)
• United Kingdom
9 Feb 17
@Mike197602 But that sort of thing makes a good profit for the hotel, which keeps you in a job
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@Kandae11 (53769)
8 Feb 17
As I have no significant other, I might get a few roses via email or Facebook. - nice poem as usual.
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@jaboUK (64361)
• United Kingdom
8 Feb 17
@Kandae11 Someone else has said about getting them via email - I never realised that happened. Thanks for being so kind about my poems
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@Kandae11 (53769)
8 Feb 17
@jaboUK You are welcome. That is the way I received my Christmas cards.
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