Love pirates

pirate-sailing-ship-11370725They surround you at every turn

Eyes tugging at your wallet

Over stuffed teddies clad in red silk

Cross bones replaced by hearts

Cards hang like flags on masts

Both a warning and notification, we’re “the chosen ones”

Retail pirates, treasure buried in florist’s pots.

Love makes me smile but …

Commercialism stole Valentine’s Day

Inspired by both, Valentine’s Day itself and the weekly challenge at The Daily Post


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6 thoughts on “Love pirates

  1. […] Love pirates | fifty5words […]

  2. litadoolan says:

    Like the punchline! Love to the point poetry.

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