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    Robbers, Bankers, Bandits, Kings

    by | Feb 8, 2010

    (a valentine of sorts)

    Robbers lives are filled with naught

    living on what others bought

    sneaking in your house at night

    and taking everything in sight.


    Bankers make their wealth in loans

    of which you pay them back with moans

    they keep their money stale and dry

    and late at night they often cry


    Bandits from the bankers steal

    the bullets in their guns are real

    but bandits usually leave a trail

    and most of them wind up in jail


    Kings have power over all

    they keep their strength with Geritol

    taxing rich and poor alike

    and having gala balls at night


    Robbers, bankers, bandits, kings

    all these men hold earthly things

    but I possess much more than this

    each evening when your lips I kiss





    My Valentine


    ###
    Billy Howard

    Billy Howard

    Billy Howard is a commercial and documentary photographer with an emphasis on education and global health.

     

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    • Chrys

      Billy, not only are you a lovely person, you are a beautifully poetic soul. Lovely valentine poem.

    • http://www.littlewallaby.com Frank Povah

      Any swain could do much worse
      Than write his love enchanting verse;
      And Billy H deserves a cheer
      For romancing his fair lady here.

      My love to all whose hearts entwine,
      Though not just on this Valentine;
      All us blokes could do much worse,
      Than celebrate our girls in verse.

    • http://www.littlewallaby.com Frank Povah

      If there’s one among us not a coward,
      Then surely it is Billy Howard;
      All us blokes could do much worse,
      Than celebrate our love in verse;
      And those that scoff, well we’d soon show ‘em,
      What prizes liein a simple poem.
      As into our lover’s arms we fly,
      Thrilled by each and every sigh;
      While all the scoffing critics get,
      Is “Haven’t you cleaned the garage yet?”

    • Kelbi

      I can hear you reciting this out loud, Billy. One of my favorites!

    • http://www.billyhoward.com Billy Howard

      Frank: that is the best response I have ever received and probably the best I will ever receive. Thank you for adding your poetic touch!

      • http://www.surianiphoto.com marilyn

        What Frank said and more…you are a true renaissance man.

    • http://www.littlewallaby.com Frank Povah

      Thank you Billy -- the pleasure was all mine. The two responses were a mistake, there’s some sort of glitch in the system and the first appeared not to go so I sent another. But you’re welcome to them both. I only wish I’d thought of it. I shall always remember “taxing rich and poor alike/and having gala balls at night”. Love and Happy Valentine to both of you.

    • Brenden

      But for the banker
      There would be no oil tanker
      We would have no energy
      And no lights for you and me

      You piss and moan and blame the wealthy
      Those who keep the economy healthy
      Without their funds to freely invest
      You think you’d have more, but really less

      So you urge the gubmint to loot their holdings
      And in exchange you offer juvenile scoldings
      So to those who want the gubmit to plunder your financial relief
      Look in the mirror — it’s you who are the thief!

    • http://www.billyhoward.com Billy Howard

      Ah Brenden, only you would find a way to turn a Valentine poem into an angry partisan rant, albeit a rhyming one. You are quite the romantic. Happy Valentine’s Day to you and yours.

    • Kitty

      laughing hard, off my chair I fall
      your love poem mentions Geritol
      a moment later I glimpse your heart
      the tender end after clever start
      your wit and soul, like hand in glove
      are perfect mates in your ode to love

      Your poem is wonderful, is there no end to your talents Mr Howard?

    • http://www.billyhoward.com Billy Howard

      I think I’ve created the first Like the Dew Poetry Slam.

    • Cliff Green

      Billy, on Valentine’s Day do two things: hold your valentine real tight, and ignore the character “Brenden.”

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