Valentine blues

by Michael   Feb 12, 2019

This Valentines-

my heart
lies homeless,
abandoned by love.

I stand alone, busking
for romantic gestures

ladies pass-by
and throw spare kisses,
from the palm of their hands.
I hold my cheek out, but
the wind cruelly sweeps
them away

with envy-
I gaze, through the
windows of restaurants
watching as intimate
moments collude by
candlelight, while secret
messages of love unfold
from envelopes.

Such hardship.

Then, it is only
for one day

isn’t it?


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  • 2 months ago


    Great write Michael, Valentine's Day can be one of the happiest or saddest day of the year, your prose has perfectly depicted the sad one, which in life, will be remember longer. I hate the movies that have sad endings, but, remember them, against the happy endings, I'm sure that I'm not alone with these thoughts. Glad that it was Nominated! Good man.

    • 1 month ago

      by Michael

      Thanks Ken and for reading :)

  • 2 months ago

    by Mark

    "My heart lies homeless" ...... Heart breaking Michael

  • 2 months ago

    by Milly Hayward

    This is a very sad piece. Valentine is so hyped up nowadays and has turned into a bit of a marketing circus. Love can be beautiful but as Dagmar said it can also cause a lot of heart ache. I noticed today in the card shop that they are now doing Valentine cards for everyone now from friends, brothers, sisters, to parents, the dog its got very silly. Take care and know that you have many friends who love you. Huge hugs and love Milly x

    • 2 months ago

      by Michael

      Thank you Miss Milly for lovely and heartfelt comments :)x

  • 2 months ago

    by Dagmar Wilson

    Oh Michael this is one of your saddest poems. Valentines to me was never a big thing there is 365 days for love. Love is a beautiful feeling but it also can suck. I sure don't miss the heartbreak. Happy Valentine's and hugs to you. Add to my favorite

    • 2 months ago

      by Michael

      Indeed Miss Dagmar, sensitive old fool i am haha :)x

  • 2 months ago

    by - Mr. Darcy

    I feel the pain and know it all too well. Love like a dog is not just for Christmas.
    If you want some man love, you just let me know.

    • 2 months ago

      by Michael

      Yes love is all year round Mr D, and thanks for the warm comment old chum :)

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