On Valentine’s Day each year, lovers up and down the land
Try to impress each other, with the sweet things they have planned.
They sit in fancy restaurants, or dine in for a tenner for two
And inscribe a generic card with the message ‘I love you!’
On the surface this is lovely, but let’s look at the bigger picture;
When it comes to love in my life, it’s every day that I want to feel richer.
Why should we simply confine ourselves to a pre-determined date,
That has nothing to do personally with myself or my soulmate.
I don’t need a bunch of flowers, as I hate to watch them die.
I don’t need a pointless card, that you grabbed quickly, on the fly.
I don’t need a little trinket, that will sit and gather dust.
I don’t need expensive dinners, as I’m really not that fussed.
I don’t need a brand of perfume that I simply will not wear.
I don’t need some chocolate body paint, as you shouldn’t put that there!
Chocolate’s just for eating, and I can buy that for myself
And I don’t need another pot plant, to sit needily on my shelf.
I don’t need a new bonkbuster, designed to get me in the mood.
I don’t need impractical underwear, where I may as well be nude.
I don’t need a bottle of bubbly, or a sparkly diamond ring
And in fact, if I am honest, I don’t physically need a thing.
But what I would like more of, are smiles and kisses each day
And those moments of gentle tenderness, that say more than words can say.
I want to feel connected, and to look into your eyes
And I long to feel the happiness, of those flirty butterflies.
So I am not anti-valentines, but here is what I’ll do;
Not just this day each year, but every single day, for you
I’ll show you how I feel for you with the actions that I take!
Love is more than a feeling, it’s something magical we make.
Anti Valentines Day Poem is © Ms Moem 2012.