Friday, February 13, 2015

Ahhhh, lust, ahhhh sex, ahhh Valentine's Day

Carole Lombard and Clark Gable in their own fifty shades of grey--Look carefully, he's wearing false eyelashes!

My Valentine gift to you for the weekend is my favorite comic verse:  It is from The Fireside book of Humorous Poetry, edited by William Cole.  The book is inscribed, "To my funny wife, Louise.  With love, Tom.  Valentine's Day 1967."

IN PRAISE OF COCOA, CUPID'S NIGHTCAP

Lines written upon hearing the startling news that
cocoa is, in fact, a mild aphrodisiac.

Half past nine--high time for supper;
"Cocoa, love? Of course, my dear."
Helen thinks it quite delicious,
John prefers it now to beer.
Knocking back the sepia potion,
Hubby winks, says, "Who's for bed?"
"Shan't be long," says Helen softly,
Cheeks a faintly flushing red.
For they've stumbled on the secret
Of a love that never wanes,
Rapt beneath the tumbled bedclothes,
Cocoa coursing through their veins.

                                                                                                       STANLEY J. SHARPLESS


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