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We’re free to share cards and flowers if we wish

Our love’s more alive than any dead saint,
But some Valentine’s cheer why not relish?
These jolly rose hues won’t our culture taint!
We’re free to share cards and flowers if we wish!

Romance threatened by flaming zealotry

Image credit: Bala Bhaskar

Grown women and men don’t need to be taught,
Their close relationships how to cherish!
Why is this simple freedom so hard-fought?
We’re free to share cards and flowers if we wish!

Some faithful in whose eyes such fun is sin,
Should first from their midst hatred banish!
Sweet nothings sound better than hate-filled din.
We’re free to share cards and flowers if we wish!

The trinkets being sold as gifts maybe trite…
But such commerce is not a crime to punish!
While seeking to offer truer delight…
We’re free to share cards and flowers if we wish!

Flowers aren’t enough to bring love in the air…
But the fumes of hatred must first vanish!
The chance owed to Peace, let’s offer each pair!
We’re free to share cards and flowers if we wish!

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Arvind Iyer

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