Poetry for past lovers

Like many things Valentines Day is just a made up day that we choose to attach meaning to. I think it’s something light-hearted and can be used as an opportunity to highlight the ones you love in a similar way that new years can be used for a fresh start.

Last week I started working on a poem to share but didn’t get very far. I’m not writing poetry much these days so it felt strange and unfamiliar. However, it’s become an annual tradition to share a different sort of writing with you on Valentines Day, so I stuck with it.

I ended up with 6 short lines but it feels like enough because I’ve managed to capture a moment. And in a few months or even next year I’ll look back on this poem and remember exactly what it was like.

Lovers like you and I

With hearts that love to play games

And hearts so full of love

That sometimes they pour over

And sometimes they burst

With love to give.

Happy Valentines Day!

Poetry in progress

The sound of the music,
The touch of your skin,
Yet I still feel hesitant,
To just let you in.

I originally planned to share a full poem today. The above is part of a poem I started just under a week ago. I have 3 other verses but none of them feel quite done yet.

I need to remove words, change words and say it out loud to ensure it flows in the way that I like.

I love writing poetry. It might be simple and incredibly amateur but it’s also a true labour of love.

Like a lot of the writing I do, my poems capture moments, experiences and thoughts. I look back on old poems like photographs.

I don’t write poems very often but it’s refreshing to sometimes do something a little different.

H is for Haiku

Sometimes I even

Daydream about your embrace

That’s how good it is

Here’s something I wrote for someone but decided to share with you for Valentines Day instead. I have no plans for today aside from go to work, probably do a little bit of studying and then spend the evening watching Season 2 of Rumour has it on YouTube.

Or perhaps I’ll watch a romantic movie like ‘A walk to remember’, ’10 things I hate about you’ or maybe even ‘Say Anything’ because who doesn’t love an 80s classic.