Roses are red, violets are blue,
May all of your Valentine wishes come true...
May a dashing duke show up at your door,
Or a rakehell spy leave you asking for more.
May we all find our pirates with really big--ships (!),
Or at least may the chocolate not go to our hips.
Thank goodness for romance to take us away
When the regular world seems dull and blasee.
Life is too short to read boring stories,
So here's to romance . . . and all of its glories.
Thank you, my readers, whatever your nation,
You are this scribbler's true inspiration.
(who won't be quitting her romance day job to write poetry any time soon)
It's nice to see that our favorite authors can make fun of themselves..