Hangover (or The Day After Valentine’s Day)
Too much chocolate and intimacy,
our emotions crowd
this small room.
The overwrought day of love and hearts
founders with the consumption.
Thank God these feasts are few and far between
and the dull days
that drift from indifference
even in the thinnest context
for us to rest our heads upon.
Love will again become happily perfunctory
without the need for overloaded emotions
drying on our faces.
Too much is too much
and I willingly give back
all those candy hearts and paper doilies.
Give me the day to day
workmanship of your love,
the confection melted away
to the unsweetened morsel of us.
Yummy write. The last four lines are indeed breathtaking. Who needs a special day when we have the rest of our lives?
Yes, I have always felt that enough is indeed enough – and a feast in itself.
Lovely lines here! Brimming with love and sweetness 🙂
amen to that… too much love on just one day in a year gives you the hangover
i love the last too lines, you too sugar, which represents, sweet and loving and took the physical properties and made it something negative. sugar is addictive.
in state, faithful lying
I really love the everyday love, the workmanship instead of the syrupy sweetness of passionate wine. Really worth thinking about Kathleen.
What an authentic poem. Just setting the record straight in such a poetic way, putting aside the hearts and flowers, and filling the days with respect and kindness. I love it.
hear, hear! ~
It is a wonder we need a special day to celebrate what should be an everyday journey. The commercial aspect of Valentine’s Day makes me sick too.
As noted by all, your last line is killer. Why do most of us buy into the Hallmark, diamond lobby jive? Just strict & thorough socialization & mind-numbing marketing buzz, I guess.
that day to day love feels so much more genuine… gimme that any day… smiles
Love the wisdom of the last stanza ~ Too much chocolates and sweet stuff are not enjoyable ~
Happy weekend Kathleen ~
just love the wisdom of that last line… soon you’ll be walking the mountain roads
Ha, too much chocolate…I GET that! I really don’t want chocolates for Valentine’s Day…waaaayyyy too sweet! Give me a book or something instead. Smiles. The ordinary days of satisfying love without a sugar high or high expectations are the best in the end! I enjoyed this poem, Kathleen.
i love the day to day workmanship love…the kind that does not need a fancy dress…or a card…or a dozen roses…it can all feel so forced…so yes, give me that day to day kinda love….
Beautiful, those last four lines are breathtaking.
luv this poem/thanks so much for ur poetry/enjoy n share them with friends n add to favorite folder