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Pamper-Her-Friday by Rg2® 292: ‘At the Heart of Christmas’: ‘Romance for the Holidays’ by Rg2 (21) Vol. IV

image: by Getty Images

image: by Getty Images

“At the Heart of Christmas”

“What does ‘blessing’ mean?” her little brother asks with a sense of curious wonderment, the word having jumped from the page.

She pauses for a moment to gather her own still-forming thoughts on what little life she’s lived, even though she’s his senior.

“I think a blessing is something, like, it’s something very special given to somebody who, like, didn’t expect it and maybe didn’t deserve it.”

“Like a present under the tree!” his small voice lifts as he puts two and two together.

“Well, kinda . . . yeah, something like that.”

He pauses and begins surveying the book once again, taking in the images and words scattered about the pages.

“Do you think everybody’s getting presents today like us?”

His question unsuspected, she turns toward him and answers softly, “I hope so.”

Entering the room with a tray populated with cups of hot chocolate, their parents ask if they’re enjoying reading the story.

The little boy jumps from the sofa into his mother’s lap, his arms spread across both parents as best they can.

“I learned a new word today,” he says excitedly.

“Is that so?” she asks, taken by the rush of affection, a warm Christmas smile forming on her face. “What is it?”

“Blessing,” he eagerly replies.

“And what does it mean?” mother asks, curiously awaiting his response.

He doesn’t answer.

Rather, he lets out a laboring grunt as he squeezes her abdomen as tightly as his little outstretched arms and hands ever have before.

“That’s what it means,” his sibling says with a momentary “big sister” pride beaming from her face.

She, too, launches herself from the sofa and into her father’s arms, joining the Christmas fun.

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Lest we forget. -Rg2

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Posted by on December 25, 2015 in Pamper-Her-Friday

 

Pamper-Her-Friday by Rg2® 291: ‘Intimacy for the Holidays’: ‘Romance for the Holidays’ by Rg2 (20) Vol. IV

Victoria's Secret

 

“Intimacy for the Holidays”

While it’s easy to forget that many of our
brethren and sistren this season will go without,
I can’t abandon my humble perspective
So I’d like to spread a little cheer about

In a secluded setting beknown to you and me
Bundled Yule logs for a through-the-night fire,
We’ll exchange Christmas tales both fiction and non
I wanna take our intimacy a little higher

I’m thinking less of disrobing your vulnerability
And more about clothing your holiday fear,
I realize your Christmases haven’t always been bright
Ah, but I’ll re-write that narrative this year

What does a man gift a woman who has everything?
Place your head upon my beating heart,
I know of no store which offers it for purchase
I’m the sole proprietor of the pamper-her mart

A one-off, open-solely-to-you boutique
Yours is the only acceptable credit,
I received your confessions-from-the-heart letter
I was so inspired, woman, after I’d read it

Well, this is my confession: Just when I thought
I’d felt all that I could possibly feel,
You come along and redefine romance
and you’ve elevated Christmas’s appeal

I didn’t need an added reason to be thankful
I’ve never taken my blessings for granted,
I hadn’t even bothered with a wish list
For it most likely would have been slanted

Towards things that offer little meaning
In the greater scope of what it is we need,
Warm touch, an even warmer intimacy
To you I’ll be generous in both word and deed

Intimacy is not disrobing a woman’s body
Rather, it’s clothing her naked fears,
I suggest we live out the true meaning of giving
as that very special Pamper-Her-Friday nears . . . .

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Pamper the woman . . . in the true spirit of giving. -Rg2

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Posted by on December 18, 2015 in Pamper-Her-Friday

 

Pamper-Her-Friday by Rg2® 290: ‘Wishing Out Loud’: ‘Romance for the Holidays’ by Rg2 (19) Vol. IV

“Wishing Out Loud”

The first artificial Christmas tree was made
of goose feathers that were dyed green,
The geese are thankful we humans have evolved
But remember the fresh-cut 6-footer we’d seen?

Evergreen-lush, so full and fragrant
Our holiday setting will be picturesque,
I’ll drape the lights while you hook the orns
And there’s a little something for you on my desk

The envelope’s constructed of seasonal parchment
You really do like the inscription inside?
Well, open the mini-lope tucked a little deeper
Tonight’s the beginning of a romantic Yuletide

Yes, it’s a rather exclusive guest-gift card
Paired with a digital chip-embedded invite,
In addition to the annual Friends & Family Day
I’ve arranged a first-of-its-kind Pamper-Her Night

Your favorite store will open its doors
to a select few angels with their heartmates’ code,
Nary a cash register will be in operation
The tablets will be set in pre-paid mode

A little merchant arm-twisting? Or palm-greasing?
Call it strategic marketing with romance in mind,
After all, Christmastime comes but once a year
Not every man is blessed with a special find

Such as I have with you, anything but blue
is this holiday season; sweet tidings I bring,
Only 12 days of merry? Oh, quite the contrary
I’ve an endless book of carols to you I’ll sing

“Bells will be ringing . . . ” Your heart will be tingling
Girl, I’m thinking of you out loud as I write this,
‘Tis a special season and, woman, you’re my reason
There’s but one item on my Santa’s wish list:

If you haven’t yet promised your heart to another
Would you help me finish dressing my tree?
I trust your décor and you’ll enjoy my decorum
And if a mystery unfolds, we’ll simply let it be

Thinking out loud feels like wishing out loud
To my home a visit Kris Kringle might pay,
I’ve asked for a decorator whose heart I can kindle
What are you doing this Pamper-Her-Friday?

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Pamper the woman . . . for the holidays. -Rg2

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Posted by on December 11, 2015 in Pamper-Her-Friday

 

Pamper-Her-Friday by Rg2® 289: ‘San Bernardino on My Mind’: ‘A Romance in Autumn’ Creatives by Rg2 (42) Vol. IV

candlelight dinner

 

“San Bernardino on My Mind”

San Bernardino is only a half-hour’s drive away
A bit further inland from where we met,
The little old lady is crying tears of grave sadness
Another tragedy in a litany of a nation beset

By tumult, animus . . . Benevolence, where’ve you gone?
Is this a case of anti-love run amok?
The bible speaks of the coming of final days
If we’re visiting the last, woman, I wanna tuck

You securely in my arms in the cradle of Autumn
By all means, voice your hidden fears to me now,
My home is a safehouse reflective of my soul
Come, tonight, I want to share with you my tao

A rare harmony guided by the laws of nature
No proselytizing, no dogma forced upon your ear,
You’re welcome to leave any moment of the night
I just wanna make my intentions clear

You need a safe place, moreover, a sacred space
A woman’s fulfilled when he’s where she wants to be,
Terrorism, climate change, social unrest aren’t leaving
Globalism has left us nowhere to flee

Except to one another, come relax under the cover
of this fluffy, hand-stitched, over-size throw,
I’m reclining the sofa nearer to the hearth flames
The creamy turkey casserole is baking nice and slow

Life itself is a rather fragile thing, isn’t it?
Here today, gone tomorrow has lost its cliché,
If you’d like to be held just a little more snugly
I’ll make it alright, I swear, I’ll make it okay

We mourn yet again, our collective heart is heavy
But I won’t let us descend into despair,
After the darkness of night comes the sunlight
If harmony appears lost, consider me its heir

In my mind I’m going to San Bernardino
Going to San Bernardino in my mind,
Tragedy has visited us once again
But if benevolence is real, I’ve been sent a sign:

Woman, it’s you . . . and I believe it’s true
that an earth angel heaven sent won’t fly away,
For on this night lay grace upon my shoulder
I pray for you and me this blessed Pamper-Her-Friday.

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Pamper the woman . . . like there’s no tomorrow. -Rg2

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Posted by on December 4, 2015 in Pamper-Her-Friday

 
 
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