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Pamper-Her-Friday by Rg2® 251: Will You Come? A Winter’s Love Letter by Rg2

Onstage: An Intimate Love Letter Reading

Onstage: An Intimate Love Letter Reading

 

Dear _________,

I’m set to go onstage.

A small, intimate theatre with little fanfare. No grand marquee at the entrance, no mass-market announcement, no mobile-phone ad push to hundreds at random.

Simply a bare, black-top stage, twin lights arrayed at its center, a romance writer and erstwhile poet standing confidently, gratefully in the middle of the room, his voice and clear mind stage-show ready. But no theatrics.

There, in the shadowy distance, a few yards from his position, is a lone spectator, a spell-bound audience of one: You.

You have 250 creative options from which to select; 250 Pamper-Her-Fridays of which you choose a handful that have set your soul afire most.

I’m at your beckoning. Your wish(es) will be my performance. Whichever background, lyric-less music is your request will be my command. Or perhaps you’d prefer live instrumental accompaniment—string or keys. Or both.

It’s your show, my lady.

I’m your performer.

A fellow audience member will soon join you—unannounced—to be seated in the chair adjacent to your own: A bouquet of Friday roses, white with crimson tips.

After the final recitation, I’ll bow to your standing ovation. And then approach you with an unexpected gift. The signed and noted copy of my novel I’ll place in your hands, along with the clutch of flowers.

If you care to hug me in the moment, overwhelmed by the performance, helplessly enchanted by the night’s events, let it be known here and now: I’m a willing receiver of your embrace.

It’s your show, my lady.

I’m your performer.

Why?

It’s Pamper-Her-Friday.

Tonight.

Yours,
Rg2

_______________

***

Romance lives. -Rg2

© 2015 Pamper-Her-Friday by Rg2®

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Posted by on February 27, 2015 in Pamper-Her-Friday

 

Pamper-Her-Friday by Rg2® 250: The Romantic Valentine Collection by Rg2 (20): ‘You’re Beautiful’

“You’re Beautiful”

Who says it has to be over just yet?
I’ve got my lighter in the air for you,
A week ago this day our curiosities met
Truth is . . . you’re beautiful, so true

You were afraid, admit it, girl
Didn’t want to show your Valentine heart,
Vulnerability you simply don’t wear well
Truth is . . . you need a new start

I put my lighter in the air for you
I’ve got my lighter in the air for love,
A man truly can be a blessing to a woman
I sent a prayer to my Father above

Teach me the ways of a chosen man
I can be better, I believe I can,
Instill a deeper wisdom within me, my Father
I wanna spend a little time with her again

Show her it was no fluke this tenderness
No hit-and-miss, this Valentine,
It felt heavenly in your company, I confess
The chocolate-dipped berry? I saved mine

For you, we deserve a moment anew
My motorcar’s curbside, I’ll get the door,
Taking you to the Sonoma Valley
With the top down, your hair will soar

Like mutual wishes released to the wind
I can tell that you’ve been praying,
To do away with disharmony of the past?
The answer’s in the driver’s seat, just saying

Let me hear you say, “La-la la-la-la-la-la . . .”
I’ve got my head up to the sky, still,
Say yes to another Pamper-Her-Friday with me
I’ll make it unforgettable, I swear I will

I’ll put my lighter in the air for you
Truth is . . . you’re so very beautiful,
Raise your lighter in the air for me,
What we feel is far from dutiful . . .

Truth is . . .

. . . we’re beautiful, together.

Believe,
Rg2

_______________

***

Pamper the woman . . . like an endless Valentine. -Rg2

© 2015 Pamper-Her-Friday by Rg2®

 
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Posted by on February 20, 2015 in Pamper-Her-Friday

 

Pamper-Her-Friday by Rg2® 249: The Romantic Valentine Collection by Rg2 (19): ‘A Valentine Eve Romance’

Valentine card

 

“A Valentine Eve Romance”

I’m careful not to look too far afield
A one-nighter, however, seems inappropriate,
Pamper-Her-Friday or Valentine’s . . .
Could I be your Poet Laureate?

The Romance gods have put them together
Two consecutive days of our lives,
I’m not suggesting you reserve them both
But, in truth, good company revives

The heart of a woman, the spirits of a woman
A poetic man is vital to your health,
Sure, you could go with him or go it alone
Yet, what about the intrinsic wealth

Of our shared laughter across the table
and the layered stories of where I’ve been,
Listening deeply to your simple dreams
A toast to life and remembering when

Romance entailed a whimsical eye-speak
My ask to carry your college books,
A red envelope arrives unannounced
Your attempts to hide the I-like-him looks

Go ahead and smile, you romantic woman
I see you clearly from afar,
My poem you read the last hour of work
Yes, I’m aware I’ve somehow raised the bar

There are mortal men and immortal men
Some live a life, others a lifetime,
Come sit with me, I’ll make martinis
We’ll soon grow deaf to the wall clock’s chime

Lost in each other, engrossed in one another
My father said, “Make her want to come back”
Free will is the essence of a wondrous romance
Whatever your need, my company won’t lack

Today, tonight, tomorrow and its night
Pamper-Her-Friday or Valentine’s?
A one-nighter seems rather inappropriate
Let’s take them both and blur the lines

I wanna toast to life; I wanna toast to love
God knows you deserve the getaway,
Poetry, laughter, and a midnight dance
Our Valentine begins this Pamper-Her-Friday.


Will you be mine?

_________________

***

Pamper the woman . . . like a Valentine immortal. -Rg2

© 2015 Pamper-Her-Friday by Rg2®

 
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Posted by on February 13, 2015 in Pamper-Her-Friday

 

Pamper-Her-Friday by Rg2® 248: The Romantic Valentine Collection by Rg2 (18): “She said, ‘No, Valentine'”

image: © Ron Anderson, Lady in the Red Dress

image: © Ron Anderson, Lady in the Red Dress

 

“She said, ‘No, Valentine'”

Do you own a red dress, a deep crimson dress . . . ?
If not, woman, here’s my card,
Pre-authorized, no limit, your sole access
Signed by Rg2, the Romance Bard

No, I don’t buy love, others may try, Love,
No interest have I in being a merchant,
But when it’s you I’m exclusively thinking of
The heart-o-meter level’s indicating “urgent”

This talk of you going to the concert alone . . .
It truly violates a law of romance:
“Woman, thou shalt not run from his goodness”
Mistaken is your will to forfeit the chance

OK, it’s quite OK, uphold your comfort zone
The parameters of which you’ve self-imposed,
No lurking barbarian at the gate am I
But I sense the door’s not completely closed

I’m the poster boy for unexplained rejection
You’ve simply stepped into the queue,
Even Jordan didn’t make the sophomore selection
Woman, I’m determined to see it through

A Valentine comes, a Valentine goes
But is it really that simple?
See, there’s an inner voice in every woman
Is your heart enclosed in a fortified temple?

Lock him out ’til the clock’s timed out
Go ahead, let these eight days elapse,
I could ask another, but do I truly want the other?
It’s you I want there when the audience claps . . .

A validation of my many years of toil
Success means little with no one to share,
I wanted to recite new verse over dinner
But . . . : A man can’t make a woman care

Or can he? Only with allegiance to his God
He simply cannot be afraid to lose,
I’ve lost aplenty but up ahead there’s gain
And you can run away if you so choose

But in case you tire and chance a look back
My card lay there on the mahogany table,
An elegant red dress is my only request
A Valentine in real time, woman, this is no fable

I thank you for the consideration . . .
for granting my opportunity to say,
A Valentine comes, a Valentine goes
But forever is Pamper-Her-Friday.

__________________

***

Pamper the woman . . . and forever live in her soul. -Rg2

© 2015 Pamper-Her-Friday by Rg2®

 
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Posted by on February 6, 2015 in Pamper-Her-Friday

 
 
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