My Grumpy Valentine

I promised I’d try and write something for the Valentiny Writing Contest, but boy was that a lot harder than I thought. Considering Grammarly’s most frequent complaint about my texts is ”wordiness”, attempting to write something in 214 words is perhaps a little naive. That’s like one and a half sentence to me …
As always I’m torn between thinking that it’s quite fun and complete trash, so I’ll hurry up and post this before I change my mind again. No matter the result, it was great fun to try a little rhyming again. Writing grown-up stuff is so boring, sometimes!

My Grumpy Valentine

“Good morning my sweetheart, did you sleep well?” I said.
“No!” said my little Valentine and sat up in his bed.
“No breakfast!” said he in the kitchen a while later.
He didn’t want no cereal, toast or even fried tuh-mater.
He refused to put on a sweater and no socks upon his feet.
I think the neighbors may have heard him way up the street.
The kids on the playground were an unruly pack
and the swings were way too forward-and-back.
He went to try the slide but came back with a frown:
“I wanted to go up but the stupid thing only went down!”
Back home he went to play in his room with his toys
while I made lunch. Suddenly I heard a strange noise.
I peeked in the door to see what went on, and there
my Valentine was quarreling with his teddy bear.
“What’s the matter?” I said and my Valentine explained:
“Teddy is very grumpy today!” He complained:
“You have no idea how whiny a little teddy bear can be.
How lucky you are to have a boy who is always happy like me.”
He’s right you know, he’s usually such a cheerful little chap
but some days my Valentine is the sweetest when he takes his nap.

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  1. Thank you for your kind words and for arranging the contest! I hope it won't be the last, it's a wonderful concept and format. 🙂

  2. Thank you so much for your kind words. No, big or small, we humans don't always make much sense … 🙂
    Thanks for stopping by and reading!

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