Once Upon A Valentine

Once Upon A Valentine long poem

Photo by Taylor Vincent

Once upon a lonesome January night
love called at my door with a valentine.
Blinded with ecstasy I gave up liberty-
while on duty nesting for my brood.
And so this is how I missed all the clues!

One day the sun shone and the snow melted-
exposing that it was all about the damn quid!
I woke up floored with the brutal damage
shaking like a leaf wondering what I did
that was so wrong to end up in this plight!

Right before my eyes I saw my life taken with one smite-
and all that I done fine and hold enshrine was his to undermine!
He sat there smirking and pointing out what a Charlie-
I am for forsaking who I know for someone I wooed!
With no one to accuse but myself; I am left with rues!

Now that I am free again I am finishing all that was forestalled
retracing all that I did so that I never again underbid-
family and friends – people I know I owe homage-
for showing me what it takes to stand by their kid!
Thank you for teaching me how to stand and fight!

The art of plastic is tough when all you have is contrite!
Lesson learned: half-truths are deceit gone opaline!
This charlie is no longer a Chatty Cathy or carefree!
Yes, old is gold and so is good but today is for the shrewd!
For only time brews who’s who so lets not get lost in hues of views!

Rate the poem
1 Star2 Stars3 Stars4 Stars5 Stars (1 votes, average: 3.00 out of 5)
We are posting your rating...

Have something to say about the poem?

Profile photo of Pasithea Anima Libera

Pasithea Anima Libera

Signup / Login to follow the poet.
Impressionist who enjoys writing poetry in symbolism laced with philosophy. Visit https://ello.co/pasitheaanimalibera
Poems you will love

Give your feedback / review for the poem

Be the First to Comment & Review poem!

Notify of

Just Once

Just Once long poem

Clinging to fragments of memories, I search for love here and there, Walking the shores of eternal hope, But I sink in the sea of despair Just once, let me hear love speaking In a language known to no ear;

For You My Love, My Valentine

For You My Love, My Valentine short poem

I want to say thank you mama I want to say thank you papa For having me born in this time So i could meet this woman and Make her my Valentine Now it’s up to me to be Tender,

Dancing Upon A Limb

Dancing Upon A Limb short poem

Dancing Upon A Limb remember me among the sea so faithfully we must agree through shadows peak along the path in the forest a spotted owl in a tree on the path a grey fox caress a lavender flower the

Once In Life

Once In Life prose poem

At least once in life do make a wish; not necessarily for returns, but for others an act of compassion; an offering.. more often it’ll be a reason to live life unconditionally… At least once in life do make an

Light Upon The Brooks And Broken Streams

Light Upon The Brooks And Broken Streams prose poem

A shimmer of light in the darkness of my thoughts, the rare moment that the grey skies clear away and I see my surroundings exactly how I should, these briefs moments serve as a testament for my survival, Bitter and