Half-Priced Valentine’s Love

I’m a bit late in posting this, but I wanted to write my final love poem of the (last) week to my favorite holiday in February, Half-Price Chocolate Day (February 15).

I also write this in response to Carrot Ranch‘s weekly writing prompt.*

Excuse me, ma’am, I know it’s bright,
My coming here at break of light;
Yet, may I guess you’re here to mark
Down hearts and cards within this cart?
‘Yes,’ you say? You’ve made my day!
-But, wait! What of the wall this way?
The bags and boxes here, you know,
Are why I woke up, braved the snow.
They’re why, my diet I’ll ignore;
Why, really, I came to this store;
And why, no joke, my world still turns
For what my beating heart still yearns:
My meaning, purpose, lifetime vice
Is V Day choc’late, sold half price.



*Carrot Ranch’s official rules:
February 14, 2019, prompt: In 99 words (no more, no less) write a story about valentines. It can be Valentine’s Day, the exchange, love for another, romance, or friendship. Have a heart and go where the prompt leads!

Respond by February 19, 2019. Use the comment section [on the site] to share, read and be social. You may leave a link, pingback or story in the comments. If you want to be published in the weekly collection, please use the form.  Rules & Guidelines.

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23 thoughts on “Half-Priced Valentine’s Love

  1. Violet Lentz February 18, 2019 / 4:56 am

    Excellent! The perfect dessert for your banquet of love poems.

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    • Chelsea Owens February 18, 2019 / 7:14 am

      😀 Hmmmm… perhaps I ought to have spent more time preparing for this banquet.

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  2. H.R.R. Gorman February 18, 2019 / 5:29 am

    Definitive best part of the holiday. My stomach’s still reeling from all the sugar this weekend.

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    • Chelsea Owens February 18, 2019 / 7:16 am

      Not noted in poem: currently dieting.
      I’ll be reeling once I fall off the horse and ‘accidentally’ discover the $40 worth of chocolates I stashed in food storage.

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      • H.R.R. Gorman February 18, 2019 / 7:28 am

        Give it to hubby? Take it to work? Leave it in your neighbor(s) mailboxes like a creeper?

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  3. D. Avery @shiftnshake February 18, 2019 / 5:43 am

    Shrewd shopping, and at least her
    stocking up will provide for Easter
    if she can crack the egg shaped habit
    and save those choc’late hearts for that rabbit.

    That’s no small trick to write a poem of 99 words, no more no less.
    I myself went the next day for the cut flowers.

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    • Chelsea Owens February 18, 2019 / 7:19 am

      A poem to a poem. ❤
      I forgot I could get flowers; mine eye was somewhat single to its affection.

      …and I convinced myself I WOULD use …one bag, at least (maybe most) of the chocolate Kisses for the Easter Bunny.
      I might feel more resolve if the holiday weren’t so far off this year.


  4. Mackenzie February 18, 2019 / 9:45 am

    lol this is amazing!!! yay for half price chocolate- the 15th could be a holiday in and of itself !

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  5. lensdailydiary February 18, 2019 / 10:28 am

    Ha. But are they really half price….or returned to original uninflated price. I like the idea of celebrating holidays a day later at a bargain price. I like even better stores not ripping off consumers on holidays. But I like your poetry even more.

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    • Chelsea Owens February 18, 2019 / 11:05 am

      That is EXACTLY what I think, and why the day after is just as romantic for me. 🙂

      Thank you for the compliment about my poetry.

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  6. Peregrine Arc February 18, 2019 / 6:00 pm

    The saint and I love bargain hunting. It’s the best. 😊

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  7. Charli Mills February 21, 2019 / 5:00 pm

    Fabulous, Chelsea! I have a renewed appreciation for February 15. Love the humor and pacing of your poetic flash.

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