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0 posted 02-14-2000 02:13 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to Submit your Poem to Passions  View IP for Skyfyre

Just yesterday, my life was great
And all was going fine
Until someone reminded me
Today was Valentine's ...

From there, the downward spiral launched --
(Depression setting in) –
For I will be alone on this
Accursed day – again.

Oh, I can scoff at all the fuss,
"Commercial crap," I groan,
But sarcasm can't fill the space
That lurks when you're alone ...

Nor can it speed the crawling hours
That seem to pass so slow –
So typical -- they linger when
You want them most to go.

To all of you who have someone
You call your Valentine –
I hope you love your holiday
As much as I hate mine!

 Full fathom five thy father lies,
Of his bones are coral made,
Those are pearls that were his eyes;
Nothing of him that doth fade
But doth suffer a sea-change
Into something rich and strange...

--William Shakespeare, from The Tempest

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since 08-13-99
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1 posted 02-14-2000 02:30 PM       View Profile for Michael   Email Michael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Michael

I would that I were in your shoes,
Expectation never leading
If but by mere poetic reviews
Somehow my heart would not be bleeding.

But such is the way of the world,
Where true love's a novelty, a token.
As looking upon fate unfurled,
Seems true hearts are to be broken.

Happy Valentine's Kess, even so.

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2 posted 02-14-2000 02:36 PM       View Profile for Astraea   Email Astraea   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Astraea

People alone on Valentine's Day is a harsh reality; I know a lot of people who loathe the coming of the 14th of February with all their heart, including me.  But it makes you cherish the one who is your Valentine whenever he or she gets there.  And probably the best thing is when you know that friends count as Valentines because it is the Day of Love, is it not?  And friendship is a love.  *hugs*  Bonne Saint Valentin!

Amité, doux repos de l'âme.  [translation:  Friendship, sweet resting place of the soul.]

Hope the bitterness goes away, for everyone, including this girl who still can't get over the pain of Valentine's Day.


 "Sometimes stars can only be seen in darkness."

"Sorrow's crown of sorrow is remembering happier things."

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Sitting in Michael's Lap

3 posted 02-14-2000 02:39 PM       View Profile for Skyfyre   Email Skyfyre   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Skyfyre

Michael, it sounds to me like you need a drink.  Or several.  I'm buying -- have a bucket ready here too, we'll have to take turns.  LOL    I guess you have me beat, my friend, you are definitely more depressed than I.

Just an observation, however -- IMHO, true love is ALWAYS worth whatever risk (even having your heart broken a few times) it might entail to find it.  You will heal, and given that you are persistent, it will some day be yours.  This too shall pass ..


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4 posted 02-14-2000 03:18 PM       View Profile for cK Navarro   Email cK Navarro   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for cK Navarro

You´re not alone. Today is not only full of love, it´s filled with hate as well. Some are on their own and some are away from being alone, and some holds special cases like "my girlfriends mother is keeping her in jail and away from me." culture shock stuffs.  
This day is almost outta here, so just hang in there and I´ll hang in here!

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5 posted 02-14-2000 03:22 PM       View Profile for Corazon   Email Corazon   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Corazon

you speak for me as well....good writing
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6 posted 02-14-2000 04:12 PM       View Profile for devina   Email devina   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for devina

PEOPLE...PEOPLE..Everything's under control...I have the KEG at my house...hehe

I wonder how many people will show up Kess????Might just have our own little drunken fiesta huh???

Let the celebration begin m'dear!!!!

 Open arms can be the most fragile in the world...
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7 posted 02-14-2000 04:22 PM       View Profile for JamesMichael   Email JamesMichael   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for JamesMichael

Oh yes I've had a few bitter valentines. I hoping today is not another to add to my collection.   Wishing you happiness today and of course always.   James
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8 posted 02-14-2000 04:30 PM       View Profile for HelmutB   Email HelmutB   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit HelmutB's Home Page   View IP for HelmutB

I know this does not fill the need
But you have lots of Valentines indeed
Just look around you see them here
Just look behind you there are there
Valentine is poor as love
It could be on your roof...see there is a Dove
The cat coming around the corner
The ray of sun shining ever warmer
A song sung by a choir
You wrote a sad, but good poem Syfyre

 The ability to describe life with words is similar to painting a picture; both can be powerful tools.

January Flowers
since 02-01-2000
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9 posted 02-14-2000 04:46 PM       View Profile for January Flowers   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for January Flowers

Now I tried to be very positive in my
Valentine's post for the day
(sickenly so)
But I'm finding I'd rather join your party, Kess!
I'm coming out of the happy closet today-
and agree with you.
Valentine's sure does suck.
My calendar next year will not include
number 14 in February.
Oh - that would be a rum and coke for me, please.
Or two or ten.
Member Rara Avis
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Purgatorial Incarceration

10 posted 02-14-2000 05:02 PM       View Profile for Christopher   Email Christopher   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems  View IP for Christopher

Tequila to-kill-ya of all feelings of loneliness! That's my prescription! Take two of these, (fifths,) and call me in the afternoon...(the hangover'll be killing you or I'd say to call in the morning...)

Valentine's sucks!!!

Down with Valentine's day!!!
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11 posted 02-14-2000 05:09 PM       View Profile for RainbowGirl   Email RainbowGirl   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit RainbowGirl's Home Page   View IP for RainbowGirl

Count me in as well...cause I'm just gonna duck the next time I see an arrow heading my way...LOL


 Ouvrir mon coeur et âme
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Glen Hope, PA USA

12 posted 02-14-2000 10:03 PM       View Profile for hoot_owl_rn   Email hoot_owl_rn   Edit/Delete Message      Find Poems   Click to visit hoot_owl_rn's Home Page   View IP for hoot_owl_rn

Hey...count me in on this one. Know the feeling well   Where's the party at by the way, seems with all the lonely hearts around, there may be one or two up for grabs  
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