An Alternative Valentine's Day Poem
I often write complementary poems for special interest groups, local magazines and charities. Animal welfare is a cause close to my heart and over the years, I have penned a plethora of pet poems!
For so many of us, our furry, feathery and scaly family members have been a great comfort during these uncertain times. So, with Valentine’s Day around the corner, it seems appropriate to consider them a worthy recipient of our poetic efforts.
On the days when alarm clocks send shocks through the head
And I’d rather stay warm in my comfortable bed
I see that my pet’s wanting breakfast instead
And I get up feeling ready for whatever lies ahead.
My pet shows me love in so many cute ways
With a turn of the head or affectionate gaze
In his eyes are messages of love that conveys
An apology for commands he then disobeys!
But all that aside, he’s my joy and my pride
He’s loyal and loving and smart
Forget chocolates and wine for my furry Valentine
I just love him with all of my heart.