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There's a hunger for romance that consumes the nation
With placards and tacky red grocery sensations
Dolled up in doilies of paper and lace
With commercialized amour all over the place
In crazy confetti I barely can stand
Lost in the love songs so bitterly bland

It seems the true meaning of love has been lost
We trade in sincerity for pizzazz and cost
The touch of a hand is now trumped by a card
Expression alone is unspeakably hard
I'll give you a daiquiri-truffle to drink
With intoxication my catch-phrase won't stink

Forget the old mantra 'commit to content'
In this day and age true love's Heaven-sent
Afraid of commitment we sell off this day
In every unspeakable heinous way
The flash and the fancy is naught but a mask
A prettied up carnival so we won't ask

My challenge for you is shockingly simple
Woo that cute coworker possessing dimples
Without romance your endeavors crumble to ash
You're better off stripping and jumping in trash
Valentine's Day is a chance to be true
So think 'Carpe Diem' and choose to be you
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graphite-master Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014
lol jumping in trash XD it's going to be filled with people by the end of the day.
It might just be me, but I think people actually have a good idea how to separate romance from commercialism. 
I don't think they really represent love through material goods. A lot of people just get hyped up by the bright colors and then buy stuff on the grounds of 'Why Not'.
Like, for fun. Conversely, the more a person agonizes over how superficial merchandise is, the more he limits himself. A card can be very touching too. 
Flashy presents don't have to be masks, either. It's like a pink Christmas present; it spices up an otherwise boring day.

But cool poem. It is better to be honest :)

myriadwhitedarkness Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014   General Artist
You're probably right, though I wouldn't know xP
I suppose the poem was more for the 'commercialism' 
aspect of it than for the individualistic. 
It just makes me cranky when I walk past a sign 
in a store that says  'give this to him/her on this 
special day and it will make everything better!'
I was raised in an environment where items represented
love. If something was wrong I got something; but it 
was never words or loving arms; it was a game or money.
I often forget most people don't live that mentality
and giving is truly 'loving.' Unfortunately, I fall into the 
same mentality as I was raised in often, and it has made
me a rather crass individual lol. Especially when
I realize it. I suppose the poem was a personal reminder
as well as public.

I'm glad you liked it, and I very much agree. 
graphite-master Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014
Ooh, I'm sorry for that :(
I guess the problem starts when people start intertwining people's emotions into merchandise.
I sometimes forget that people can replace intimacy with material goods...we never really buy stuff for reconciliation. I just draw cheap things for holidays, but that's it. XD
I see what you're saying, though. I know so many people complain about the holiday, but oftentimes they're just hating on commercialism without legitimate backing...thanks for giving your point of view :) I think it's a very good reminder.
myriadwhitedarkness Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2014   General Artist
nah don't be sorry :D it was a learning experience
and i can't afford to be negative about it. poetry 
is my form of expressing resentment without taking
things out on the people i care about; it's healing
for me. Everyone comes from different backgrounds
and lifestyles. it's all a matter of opinion and taste.
Thank you to you too ^_^
KittySib Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Wow....0.0 That was intense!:D
myriadwhitedarkness Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014   General Artist
Thank you! I hope that's a good thing! :happybounce:
KittySib Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
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