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Valentine’s Day Poem—Be Careful Of The Lies He Is Telling You

With Valentine’s Day just around the corner, here is a poem to remind you not to believe the lies your lover tells you.  (I’ve got a picture of a parrot  up there because a parrot is mentioned in the poem and the bird is quite colorful.) is a poem written in India almost 2000 years ago. The age of the poem just goes to show you—Things have long been the same way. 

Here’s the poem. It is called What She Said To Her Girl-Friend

Once you said

let’s go, let’s go

to the gay carnival in the big city;

That day

the good elders spoke of many good omens

for our going.

But he waylaid me,

gave me a slingshot and rattles

for scaring parrots,

and a skirt of young leaves

which he said looked good

on me,

and with his lies

he took the rare innocence

that mother had saved for me.

And now I am like this.

February 2, 2009 - Posted by | Poetry, Relationships | , ,

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