Valentine Craze

It’s 14th February
Men dressed like blood capsules
Women adorned like gift cards
Cards and flowers, here and there
Eatries, full and busy
Youths swarming the hotels like bees in their mating hour
Motels jam-packed
A little kiss, a little sex, a little moan
Alas, the egg is cracked

Senseless craze now over
Swift and petty lust
Ending in short and poor conclusion
A sudden sweetness sucked
Regrets over uncontrolled eruptions and ruptures
Hearts broken
Lives destroyed
Had I known, everywhere

It’s 14th February
Is this no longer an anniversary?
A day lovers express their love
A day soldiers forbidden to marry celebrate victory over their adversary
A period dedicated to zeus and Hera who enjoyed matrimony while above



10 thoughts on “Valentine Craze” by Ogwo David Emenike (@ogwodavies)

  1. Nice one.
    But is that the end?

  2. I loved the first stanza and second a lot. Final one could have been better. Nice one though.

  3. Very beautiful poem. But why didn’t you end it? Cos this can’t be the end.

    Well done.

  4. Had I know everywhere…
    this captures the moment in every facet.I hope we all learn.Thanks for sharing.

  5. Men dressed like blood capsules…
    Very funny….. (Y)

    Once upon a time…I thought that was how such a day should go… 9years ago…
    I was naïve…
    I knew nothing…

    Today… I gaze upon it with resentment and gross animosity….

    This generation is a failed one…

  6. @ Kaycee and Chemokopi, Thanks… The end is yet to come…

  7. Thank you, Jaywriter!

  8. You are welcome, bro… @ Sambright

  9. @ Blaise Aphascea… “Once upon a time…I thought that was how
    such a day should go…”
    Some of our youths still think that it should be a moment to engage in funny and crazy acts… Our work now is to help change their mindset and salvage our younger ones from having the same wrong thought they have.

  10. Nice. Well done

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