Why take it out on Cupid? For those who hate Valentine's Day

Why take it out on Cupid?
you know
what I mean
he’s just a kid
who came up
with a
clever idea.

a way to say
I love you
for those
who just can’t admit
that they do

whose hearts
are frozen
but yet
have chosen
to fake it
with candy and flowers

and say in rhyme
just one more time
what they cannot say
out loud

you know the ones
who sit and stare
at the box
in their chair
till snow
fills up the screen

who come home late
and lick the plate
left warming
for hours
on the stove

It's just
once a year
that’s what cupid
was thinking
let them shower you
with candy and flowers

feel sorry for those
who cannot expose
their inner most feelings
with ease

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Green Lotus 6 years ago from Atlanta, GA

Love it Alek! I have to admit, my husband and I forgo the card, flowers and chocolates on Valentine's Day. It's our way of saying, "Everyday is Valentine's Day":)


rosecobra 6 years ago

This a cute little ode to Valentines Day. I loved it.


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VioletSun 6 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

Oh, this is really charming! Made me smile.:)


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Cris A 6 years ago from Manila, Philippines

I take full responsibility of my um romantic woes. Haha I agree with marie, a charming poem ;D


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alekhouse 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

@greenlotus:Thanks for the comments. Very much appreciated.


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alekhouse 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

@rosecobra:So glad you liked it.


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alekhouse 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

@Violetsun: Well, that's what I was trying for. Happy Valentine's Day


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alekhouse 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

@cris: Thanks for stopping by and reading my little ditty. Glad you liked it.


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Micky Dee 6 years ago

This is a very nice poem. Thank you very much. Happy VD Day. That doesn't look right. You know what I mean. Thanks


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alekhouse 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Happy VD to you too.:=) Thanks for commenting


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akirchner 6 years ago from Central Oregon

Love it - and love the day since it is made for love - but then every day should be about love and caring....great job!


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alekhouse 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Thanks for the nice comments. Glad you liked the poem.


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Moulik Mistry 6 years ago from Burdwan, West Bengal, India

Loved your poetry, very nicely written...


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alekhouse 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Thanks so much...appreciate the comment


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I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s 6 years ago

Super lovely poem. I think an overload of feeling frozen inspired my latest spill! Your piece speaks volumes.. very enjoyable. :)


poetlorraine 6 years ago

awesome i so enjoyed that....


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alekhouse 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

@invictus: Thanks for the comments and glad you liked the poem.


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alekhouse 6 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

@poetlorraine: Thanks so much for the kind words


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maheshpatwal 5 years ago from MUMBAI

alekhouse beautiful poem mam.I really liked it and thoroughly enjoyed it.


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alekhouse 5 years ago from Louisville, Kentucky Author

Thanks, Mahesh, it was fun writing it. Have sort of gotten away from poetry a bit, since I started writing my memoir. Guess I'll get back to it one of these days.

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