Don’t Pine Away on St. Valentine’s Day
It doesn’t matter if the postie doesn’t call,
you can always chalk a heart on an old brick wall,
add your initials and another funny pair –
ZX for example – as if you care.
Then, while your friends are wondering
who on earth it is you like,
draw an arrow through your chalky heart
and ride off on your bike.
The rain will wash the chalk away
as quickly as you drew it
and all will soon forget about today
Go on – just do it!
“Tomorrow is another day” –
that saying still rings true
and far away in years to come
your love will wait for you.
© Celia Warren 2017
Don’t forget to explore the Time to Love section in the anthology A Time to Speak and A Time to Listen. There you will find love poems by Wendy Cope, Jenny Joseph, Shakespeare and Basho.