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Monday, February 5, 2018

Annual Anti-Valentine's Day Contest! Sweet Winnings!

Dear Silly Hearts,

   It's time. Yep, time to express hatred for the lovey dovey, sappy, crappy day that's celebrated on 2/14. To be fair, I don't hate love. I love many people, including you, my loyals.
   But when my then husband declared a divorce in 2008, I realized that the fairytale (Cinderella) notion of love is extremely unrealistic and does a lot more harm than good. 
   Over the years, I've learned to love myself. It's ongoing work - and the most important work of all. Love yourselves, my friends! I wrote my memoir, Woman on the Verge of Paradise, to underscore this message.
   Thus, the theme of my Annual Anti-Valentine's Day Contest is this: Damn be the Fairytale! That's it. You can use words or images, photos, haiku, anything. Enter here or send your entry to me at Rawknrobyn@aol.com. No rules, just work the theme and have fun.  If you'd like to enter more than once, you're welcome too.
   You, dear followers, will vote for only one entry. You'll be the judge and jury. I'll award the winner with a very nice, sweet, chocolatey package.
Ready? Go! I'll accept entries until Feb 13th, 12 midnight EST.  HAVE FUN. Love ya.---

30 comments:

  1. It's not like I have time to write a poem about you and love and Martha and cooking while fixing some books with insider (not inside sheets) information...

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    1. Is that your entry, Sage? Because it's silly and random and kinda does work. I like it. Smiles.

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  2. I could win with my story of the baseball bat I made for a girl I was in love with. But I already won the sweet before.

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    1. You made a baseball bat? That's very sweet and unique. I'd expect nothing less from you, and I don't even expect you to make me one. Just have the cat girl costume ready. Wink.

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  3. Indeed, you are wise and insightful:"...the most important work of all. Love yourselves..." Having learned, I love yourself too. Am still working up to be rather fond of myself, but it may take a while.

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  4. Okay, I've got a week. Got to get my thinking cap on . . . .

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    1. Yes please. It wouldn't be the same without your contribution.

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  5. I am so bad at this. I always draw a blank. If I can't come up with anything, I'm sure I'll enjoy what others share!

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  6. Who wants a princess with pumpkin seeds between her toes and mice for friends anyway?

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  7. To enter this contest I'd have to come up with something to resemble the "Anti-Claus" poem I did on my blog for Christmas. I'll see what I can do.

    By the way, it's now legal to soundly slap anyone who says "Valentimes Day" instead of "Valentine's Day." I suppose they think "Christmastime, summertime, Valentime..."

    I've seen your comments on a few blogs that I follow (mostly on Pat Hatt's) and finally clicked on the scrolling shout-out widget Pat has on his sidebar. I read the three posts on your homepage and really enjoyed them. I'll be back.

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    1. Yay. Looking forward to getting to know each other here and at your Lair, Silver Fox. Thank you for dropping by and commenting. Also, thanks for telling me I can legally slap the Valentimers! Oy vey.

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  8. Love myself? Well its cheaper, I get what I want, and there is no one to kick out in the morning. Don't have to tell me twice.

    Hakuna Matata under the sea and drown valentine notions with a bippity boppity bee.

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    1. Hakuna Matatatuyou, Pat. I like it. Thank you.

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  9. I just sent a submission. I hope it passes the Board of Censors for Truth and the American Way parameters.

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    1. It was called FAKE by a certain political (fat) figure, so that means it passed. Thanks, Jono.

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  10. I wrote this a few years ago perhaps it fits as a Valentine's Day entry whatever it is though a wry thoughts on what keeps the human race going.

    The APPLE and the KNIFE

    Question not
    fresh russet fruit
    For I, this blade
    Would pierce
    Your tender skin

    Letting your juices
    run to air
    or even lie wet
    upon the ground.

    Profanities may assail
    from the family tree
    But what cares I
    For am I
    not a blade, sharp
    well honed?

    And you
    A fruit
    well spun
    lying in the shade
    for collection?

    Come leap dear
    We need no Vicar!

    © 1982 MRL .

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    1. WOW, now that is a quality poem. You and Geo should meet, if you haven't already. Love it. Thank you for your entry.

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  11. I'm looking forward to reading what your followers come up with. I'm sure it will be fun. If any inspiration strikes me, I'll be back to contribute.

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    1. It's always fun around here, for participants and voyeurs, Connie. Thank you.

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  12. A fairytale life for about thirty years,
    then an unrestful husband left me in arrears.
    It took two full calendars to find stable ground
    but happiness being single is sincerely what I've found.

    -Make your own fairtale

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    1. I sincerely, deeply, wholeheartedly agree and love the sentiment. Perfection. Thank you, Rosey.
      Yay for making your own fairytale.

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  13. I look forward to reading the submmissions.

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  14. Valentine's Day is never the same without you! I look forward to seeing everyone's submissions and cheering them on!

    Julie

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    1. Thank you, dear Julie.
      Yeah, there are a great bunch of submissions. It's fun.

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