As Valentine’s Day approaches, I thought it would be fun to pull up some poems I wrote in past years and share them with you. I plan to post a poem once or twice a week until Valentine’s Day arrives this year when I will try to draft a new poem with an Ecuadorian theme. Here is one I wrote in 2007:
Valentine’s Day 2007
Cupid flies around on Valentine’s Day (or so the story goes)
Spreading love around the world with arrows from his bow
Some manage to duck and hide to elude his fiery dart
Until the day he catches them with an arrow to the heart.
His arrows strike both boys and girls and older people too
The flame then consumes them and there is nothing left to do
But surrender to the burning fire and give in to love’s demands
The quest for love takes priority over all their other plans.
As one who has been smitten, a victim of Cupid’s archery,
I wonder why some see him coming and foolishly try to flee.
It’s true that victims of his shots surrender their own will
But, the void is barely noticed as love rushes in to fill.
What is lost is meaningless – new meaning fills every day
And, I for one, would never want to go back to my old ways
This Valentine’s Day I thank God that Cupid’s aim was true
And fate and luck combined to steer my lonely heart to you!
I am blessed daily with the love of a good wife and thank her continually for loving me.
Life is good!