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No Valentine For Me

No Valentine For Me

The room is so empty, there is nobody here,
No one to call me sweetheart, or even my dear,
Watching the clock ticking, all of the time,
This year, I'm not anyone's, on this Valentine.

It's strange not buying flowers, for anyone, 
No cards, no thankyou, and none of the fun,
It seems that my company, is all that I've got,
A dinner, just for one, in my usual spot.

Tell me it's okay, and that I will be fine,
Say that I have me, and I will have mine,
Lie to me and tell me, that somebody cares,
I am sure, all my friends, would love to be there.

Valentine's Day is really, for the ones that we love,
That still loves the person, above and beyond,
This year I lost my wife, through differences of need,
A lack of understanding, and not one of greed.

I'm sure its only temporary, I really need a break,
Pretending to love someone, when you know that its fake,
Giving and not receiving, can only last so very long,
And its time I tune my voice, and sing a different song.

No Valentines for me, for the first time in a while,
I can join all the broken hearts, over there in a pile,
But I have my daughters love, and that'll do just as well,
Separation is just one of those things, I'm not going to hell.

 

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Cherie Leigh

Hi Glen...I understand...Valentine's Day has been a sore spot for me with many different years that have been sad for me....My ex-husband left me during Valentine's of 2011 with separation papers served.....and many sad years of something going awry at this cupid time of year.....It can be a bittersweet time for those who have endured loss or pain at this time...My children too are my constant reminder of unconditional love that stays.  Honest write. xo ;)

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Glen Hill

Thanks Cherie. I am sorry to hear your story, we focus more on the happy people in love, and thats all well, but on the other side of that, there are people who experience love lost. The love from your children is constant and innocent.

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Terry Kay

Glen,. Sad and beautifully written.  I totally understand.  Blessings to you.  Love, Terry Kay

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Glen Hill

Thank you very much Terry Kay

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Bionic Elephant

This poem is one of the best I have ever seen. Keep on writing more like this!

-Bionic Elephant 🐘

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Glen Hill

Thank you also Bionic Elephant 

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Rebecca Payne

This is absolutely amazing! I am so happy I had the privilage of reading it. Parting from someone we have cared about is very difficult and lonely, especially during Valentine's. You're poem captures these feelings wonderfully, along with the feeling of hope and acceptance of the situation. Thank you for such a great read!

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Glen Hill

Thank you for your comments Rebecca, I am glad you liked it. It is going to be tough, I was married 15 years

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Katina Woodruff...

The ending gave me goosebumps, good work! 

This year, you became "you" again. Treasure the solitude, it may not last long, when you least expect to find true love -- I'm hoping that you do. But if not, no worries -- because, this time in your life is not all in solitude, you have an entire group of writers all congratulating, you. 

Thanks for sharing your poem. I enjoyed reading it. Congrats on the contest nomination. 

Have a wonderful spring season ahead. 

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Glen Hill

Thank you Katina, I wish I had your confidence, but will eventually find my way. Solitude has a way of refreshing the soul I'd imagine

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