Everybody has their own valentines

Everybody has their own valentines

A Poem by Zipho_D
"

Is she for me to keep?

"

Everybody has their own valentines

I walk around the streets wondering

I see all these people holding their soulmates

Smiling and laughing with their beloveds

Roses are given out in numbers, more

Gorgeous smiles come about.

 

I tell myself that the next beautiful

Soul I see is mine to keep. Hours pass by

Not a single being passes. I am trapped in a

Ghost town all of a sudden. Am I worthless?

I ask myself. But as I pick myself up to leave

She approaches from a distance.

 

A silhouette. A shimmering light coming

Closer and closer. Then the breeze blows

Soft and smooth. Hair curls up and her skin

Glimmering in the sun. This is a beautiful soul

Indeed but is she for me to keep?

© 2019 Zipho_D


My Review

Would you like to review this Poem?
Login | Register




Featured Review

Your poem seems to be a victory, in that the narrator gets his girl . . . but to me, this is a poem of sadness. It's sad to me that this narrator feels he is nothing without the girl. It's sad to me that this narrator buys into all the marketing around valentines day . . . looking at everyone as if all have found soulmates (an over-used word with ridiculous expectations built in). This is a very sad way to view one's life, but I spent much of my life feeling this way exactly. I grew up when a woman was nothing without a man. I've always been without a man & only recently have I finally learned to own my independence proudly. I love a poem that says one thing, but provokes many other types of stories and feelings from the reader's own experiences (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Zipho_D

4 Months Ago

Margie thank you so much for this constructive review because even when I'm writing, I want the read.. read more



Reviews

Your poem seems to be a victory, in that the narrator gets his girl . . . but to me, this is a poem of sadness. It's sad to me that this narrator feels he is nothing without the girl. It's sad to me that this narrator buys into all the marketing around valentines day . . . looking at everyone as if all have found soulmates (an over-used word with ridiculous expectations built in). This is a very sad way to view one's life, but I spent much of my life feeling this way exactly. I grew up when a woman was nothing without a man. I've always been without a man & only recently have I finally learned to own my independence proudly. I love a poem that says one thing, but provokes many other types of stories and feelings from the reader's own experiences (((HUGS))) Fondly, Margie

Posted 4 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Zipho_D

4 Months Ago

Margie thank you so much for this constructive review because even when I'm writing, I want the read.. read more
we never know when our soul mate will show up for the dance...
meanwhile we sit and tap our feet to the music of love, and wait.
j.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

There’s always a she could be the one. One has to take the chance. Well expressed.

Posted 5 Months Ago


1 of 1 people found this review constructive.

Zipho_D

5 Months Ago

Thank you DIVYA.

Request Read Request
Add to Library My Library
Subscribe Subscribe


Stats

85 Views
3 Reviews
Rating
Added on May 11, 2019
Last Updated on May 11, 2019
Tags: Romantic

Author

Zipho_D
Zipho_D

Pietermaritzburg, Elandskop, South Africa



About
I am a young poet from South Africa more..

Writing