Love is in the air here at electric city and diamond city headquarters as our staff of sentimental romantics hope their words will help you find Cupid’s arrow embedded deeply in your skin. (Or something like that …)
Occupy My Love Street
Thoughts of you occupy my love street
Like a stomach that is filled with fresh goat meat.
Let’s crack open some beers,
and look back at the years
And remember to put down the toilet seat.
Some may say that our nights home seem boring
But to me, there is nothing more alluring
Than watching the E channel,
lingerie made of flannel
And the sound of our dog farting and snoring.
Coffee and juicers and airplanes
Eyeglasses and boots and baseball games
Let’s make one thing clear,
while you’re standing right here
Screw flowers and chocolate and champagne.
And even though you really hate cliffhangers
— Tom Graham
My love has me dizzy, my mind’s in a haze;
I feel almost breathless, as her eye meets my gaze.
While her skin is aglow, covered only in light;
She lays bare-skinned before me, intentions forthright.
Then I lovingly grin like a pirate at riches;
Her eyes open wide as I slide off my britches.
The look on her face turns quickly to gloom;
She gathers her clothes, running out of the room.
My heart broken and empty, like a car without gas;
That’s how I got kicked out of life drawing class.
— Eric Toffey
The warmth of your love encompasses me
a blizzard of tantalizing snowflakes
Softening my stubborn heart
as they melt on my skin.
I am eager clay in your strong hands.
— Alicia Grega
two cigarettes on
either side of a match
almost a kiss, almost bliss
— Shannon C. Keith
Dying flame of passion,
a haiku series
Shiny new gadget
Just came out, best-of-the-best
The love of my life
Magic wearing off
A regular old device
Wish it was still cool
New version announced
Can’t wait for this one to die
The big piece of crap
— Tucker Hottes
With your eyes of blue and hair of copper,
your beauty is a heart-stopper.
My love for you will never die,
I truly am one lucky guy.
It sure is great to be your stalker.
— J. L.
Mötley Crüe Haiku for You
Without you, there’s no
home sweet home. You’re all I need -
Make you only mine.
— Amye Archer
Ode to Sophie Pup
We’ll always wear
There will forever be 9:00 cinnamon toast
Telepathic messages we’ll relay
And Sunday afternoon naps are here to stay
Yes, you are stinky
Old age has claimed your sight
But your nose is still keen
You are an eating machine!
And who cares if you can hear me or not?
Your black hair now gray
You sleep the day away
You’re slowing down
But you still greet me at the door
Wiggling like a fool
It’s great growing old with you
— Julie Imel
Sometimes I feel like a total failure
When things don’t go the way I want
Or the way I need
And sometimes it terrifies me to open up
Because my heart has been bruised too much
But I still think love is the answer
Because when the world is cold
it can warm you at night
And I want love now
Not years from today
Because life is too short to wait
And we don’t know where we’ll be tomorrow
And if you don’t accept love when it is staring
right at you
Then you will never understand
the mystery of life
— Stephanie Longo
Brown Paper Romance
By the stain on my lips
I knew I’d been kissed
Like petals in a book
You’re pressed to my nook
It was cold going down
But nerves turned it round
And before it was through
Your warmth had me blue
In my thoughts, you’re ne’er far
Your taste sets my bar
Even if this fool’s head
By dawn’s left for dead
And that sting on my tongue
Hid ‘neath chewing gum
Can’t let our hearts forget
The proof in regret
Kicking you is my plight
Heartache keeps me tight
Just don’t know how much more
Corked bliss is in store
— Jeff Boam