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

Updated on February 12, 2010

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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    • alekhouse profile imageAUTHOR

      Nancy Hinchliff 

      8 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      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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      maheshpatwal 

      8 years ago from MUMBAI

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

    • alekhouse profile imageAUTHOR

      Nancy Hinchliff 

      9 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      @poetlorraine: Thanks so much for the kind words

    • alekhouse profile imageAUTHOR

      Nancy Hinchliff 

      9 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

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

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      poetlorraine 

      9 years ago

      awesome i so enjoyed that....

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      I*n*v*i*c*t*u*s 

      9 years ago

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

    • alekhouse profile imageAUTHOR

      Nancy Hinchliff 

      9 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      Thanks so much...appreciate the comment

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      Moulik Mistry 

      9 years ago from Burdwan, West Bengal, India

      Loved your poetry, very nicely written...

    • alekhouse profile imageAUTHOR

      Nancy Hinchliff 

      9 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

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

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      Audrey Kirchner 

      9 years ago from Washington

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

    • alekhouse profile imageAUTHOR

      Nancy Hinchliff 

      9 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

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

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      Micky Dee 

      9 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

    • alekhouse profile imageAUTHOR

      Nancy Hinchliff 

      9 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

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

    • alekhouse profile imageAUTHOR

      Nancy Hinchliff 

      9 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

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

    • alekhouse profile imageAUTHOR

      Nancy Hinchliff 

      9 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

      @rosecobra:So glad you liked it.

    • alekhouse profile imageAUTHOR

      Nancy Hinchliff 

      9 years ago from Essex Junction, Vermont

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

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      Cris A 

      9 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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      VioletSun 

      9 years ago from Oregon/ Name: Marie

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

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      rosecobra 

      9 years ago

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

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      Hillary 

      9 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":)

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