Wednesday, 13 February 2013

It's All Coming Back To Me Now - Dear Valentine's Day



Well, maybe it's true, but I don't require it acknowledged on stuffed bear, thank you.



A Love Letter To Valentine's Day
by Jo Michelmore



Dear Valentine's Day,

Oh what a long and confusing relationship we've had. I'm sorry, but it's not me, it's you. No, wait, it's not you, it's me. I loved you once, but how things change. Do you remember when we first met? Do you remember how things were? I was so young, so innocent, you delivered a card to me and I was so excited. It was all things fun and cute and the first Valentine I'd ever received. I read it over and over again; I kept it in a drawer beside my bed. How innocent I was.

"This thing, called love, I just can't handle it,
This thing, called love, I must get around to it"


Crazy Little Thing Called Love (1980)
by Queen

 


Things changed as we grew up. Valentine's Day after Valentine's Day went by and you began to ignore me. Whatever had I done wrong? Was it me? Was it you? Nothing, you gave me nothing, but somehow I kept hanging on just waiting. I knew you'd eventually come to your senses. Flowers and balloons and chocolates, I knew one day they'd all be mine.

"Don't you want me baby? 
Don't you want me now?"

Don't You Want Me (1981)
by The Human League

 


I don't remember when I started to actually wonder if we'd ever be together again. It wasn't when you started seeing other people, but it was when you started flaunting it, throwing it my face. Flowers for that mean girl next door, flowers for that ugly girl upstairs, balloons for that cute boy that made my coffee in the morning. Why? Why Valentine's? What had I ever done to you?

"Somtimes I feel so insecure
And loves so distant and obscure"

All By Myself (1996)
by Celine Dion


 



Well, you know what? I picked myself up Valentine's Day. I worked out I didn't need you. I was better than you and anything you could offer. I worked out how to live without you. You, Valentine's, you couldn't keep me down. I knew who you were and I was happy to face you. You come around once a year and I ignore you everytime. I laugh in your face. I'm more woman than you could ever cope with.

"You thought that I'd be sad without you,
I laugh harder"

Survivor (2001)
by Destiny's Child

 


Now, VD, you mean nothing to me. I barely know you. You mean less than nothing. You're a footnote in a long, long fabulous book. No chocolate? Whatevs. No flowers? Why would I want a dead plant anyway? Yep, it's fine. Actually, you keep doing your thing, I'll keep doing mine. You can have all those fools that love you. They're not my kind of peeps anyway. In fact, let's not even facebook friend. Nope. Nothing.

"Do you have an opinion?
A mind of your own?
I thought you were special
I thought you should know"

Special (1998)
by Garbage


 



Except, you and I both know that's not completely true, is it? No matter how realistic I am, there's always that tiny little girl, waiting, hoping, maybe just maybe, once, you'll be back, someday. I'd take you back Valentine's. Just for a minute. I would of course be mortified and embarrassed and horrified, but if it happened, you know I'd let you walk right back in that door.

Then you know what I'd do? I'd slam that door in the back of your head and say;

"V Day? Thanks. Thanks. For. Nothing. Jerk."


"Made me learn a little bit faster
Made my skin a little bit thicker
Makes me that much smarter
So thanks for making me a fighter"

Fighter (2006)
by Christina Aguilera


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