Tuesday, 14 February 2017

Phoney Valentine

You sent me flowers,
I thought of funerals.
You sent me chocolates,
I thought of the calories.
You sent me champagne,
I thought of false celebration.
You sent me a card,
I thought of the ruined rain forest.

You took me for dinner,
I had no appetite.
You gave me jewellery,
I saw a guilty conscience.
You played romantic music,
I heard silly, soppy tunes.
You tried to romance me,
I felt cold and betrayed.

You rushed off early to meet up with her,
I went home to shred your clothes,
Key your car, destroy your CDs
And leave you..
Happy Valentine's Day!


  1. Loved the first 4 lines. Definitely an 'alternative' Valentine's Day poem!

    1. Thank you! So glad you enjoyed my alternative take on Valentine's Day.

  2. Love it. Although I did wonder why the guy tried quite so hard before rushing off to see his fancy woman lol.

    1. Thanks Suzanna. I think he was trying to keep her sweet and failing!