Emmanuel Oduro

Rookie - 348 Points (Huhunnya, Ghana)

Valentine Time - Poem by Emmanuel Oduro

Valentine is here
Love is in the air
Everybody becomes a lover
Love is by all, demonstrated
Love is by all, commemorated
Through romance and friendship
To and with our beloved better half

But what baffles me is
Why celebrate love on a special day
While our God's loyal love
Never ever ends or wanes?
Love must be evergreen
To qualify to be godly
To typify our Father's nature

If love is to be celebrated at all,
Then this Valentine time
Must be an annual show of love
By patently precious partners
Who have steadily and strikingly shown love
Thus definitely deserving distinct treat
For their stirring show of love

What happens after Valentine-Day?
Is love a regularly revealed resident
In the Valentine-honoured homes?
Do the gifts and celebrations,
That smack the advent and advance
Of Valentine Day, patently persist
In our Valentine-valued venues?

These are probing questions
Craving for clarifications, crystal clear
That will enable us ascertain
If Valentine celebration
Is an annual tribute to love










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Worth spending time and resources on
Or just a ritual with no real meaning

62. Don't be deceived

Topic(s) of this poem: love

Form: Free Verse


Poet's Notes about The Poem

questions whether Valentine period marks true love or is a mere ritual

Comments about Valentine Time by Emmanuel Oduro

  • Jazib Kamalvi (8/12/2017 8:10:00 PM)


    A nice poetic imagination, Oduro. You may like to read my poem, Love and Lust. Thanks (Report) Reply

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Poem Submitted: Saturday, August 12, 2017