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THE VALENTINE HUSBAND


What can you learn from being hurt
If he forgets a card
What can come from the pain
When from his ears you're barred

What can you do when you keep talking
It appears he doesn't listen
Woman you come on, get walking
Because there's others to be kissin'

Sometimes if you go on and on
About what's important to you
And you're lonely when he's gone
There's other men who will do

Actions speak louder than words, dear
You've tried to understand his rationale
Been patience and extremely clear
That he's putting you through hell

Time to quit the speech
Save the whining for your girlfriends
If he doesn't want to reach
You find sometimes he pretends

To acknowledge what you say
Acts like he loves you the most
Then goes on his own way
You go on as though he is your ghost

Run to the place you feel you're heard
Where you're told "you turn me on"
Quit giving him the word
As him, be there, but gone

Then perhaps next Valentine's Day
He'll come through with the gifts
That is if you've not gone away
Because your spirit's missed the lifts

Of that man who has the time
Or makes his time all for you, gal
Until then you hide here in rhyme
Dress up, go see your guy pal

Because someone will treat you right
They'll say the words you long to hear
They won't leave you without their light
They'll find a way to keep you near

When that Valentine husband isn't courting
As you're sad, he goes to another
Girlfriend, you be brave as you're consorting
To find a man who doesn't want you as his mother

But sees the mothering you need
And fulfills your silent wishes
Because you won't have to beg and plead
He'll just pitch in to help you do the dishes

Because he knows you'll serve him later
After dinner, there's usually desert
So you don't be there, his waiter
Wallowing in a Valentine husband's hurt.


2/14/2007 0457 cj










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