Happy Anti-Valentine’s Day!

Happy Anti Valentine's Day

Okay, so I am not a Valentine’s Day fan at all.  It has never really worked out to be a good day for me and this year, once again, I do not have a Valentine.  I keep thinking that by now some wonderful man would have figured out by now how awesome I am and how I would make the best mate that he could ever meet, but so far, it hasn’t happened yet.  So I remain sour on the whole Valentine’s Day thing.  So I wrote a poem about how I feel about this day and how I feel about people who tell me that I don’t need a Valentine because I have me.  Now please don’t judge the poem too harshly because I haven’t written one in a very long time.  Hope you enjoy!


I Don’t Need a Valentine, But I Want One

I like my time to myself

I don’t need to be with someone else

I know that I will be fine on my own

I know that I am never truly alone

All those cliché things people say

So they can soothe you for that day

Yes I know that I don’t need a Valentine

But it doesn’t change the fact that I want one

If I tell the truth which is that I am lonely

Then somehow people think that I don’t love me

Suddenly I don’t see how special I am to others

Just because I wouldn’t mind having an everyday lover

Just because I’m comfortable with being alone

I wouldn’t mind having someone to make my house a home

Yes I am quite aware that I don’t need to have a Valentine

But it doesn’t change the fact that I want one

I would like to be able to wake up with my lover by my side

A person who I can be myself with and never have to hide

Someone who I can feel free to share all of my dreams

A person who I know we will always be on the same team

Yes while I know that I don’t need anyone else to validate me

I would love for a man to finally see what it is that we could be

I understand that I don’t need to have a Valentine

But it doesn’t change the fact that I want one

So while Valentine’s Day can be a joy to most

A day for others to publicly display their love and boast

All it reminds me of is what I don’t currently possess

The truest kind of love, a different kind of happiness

Sometimes it would just be nice to not have to walk alone

For someone to choose me to be the one that they call their home

Yes I do love myself and I know that I don’t need a Valentine

But it’s not going to change the fact that I want one.

© Jimmetta Carpenter

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