The special day it had to be,
But empty pockets and the rising costs,
The bejeweled watches or the importedbration flowers,
Were the gifts for ever lost.
A dinner at the poolside,
A dance and drink at the lounge,
Too distant a dream she shrugged.
She then slept with a smile, without any sound.
In the morning she woke him up,
Asked him to join the kids at the table.
The man disappointed felt a pang,
A love filled day of surprise will forever be just a fable.
What was waiting there was unexpected,
The table was not as empty as he thought.
A pleasant surprise, a smiling wife,
And the card, and what not.
A flower plucked from the garden,
Steaming cups for two, it was to be,
His favorite savories there to relish,
And lot of love stirred into the sugarless tea.