Blindly I grope in the dark

Trying to find you within my heart

A heart so broken and mild

It ceases to breathe on its own

Because you have left it bare

Cold and beaten

Without your embrace

To comfort it

My soul cries for you

For your love that never came

My mind keeps yearning

For that day

I will find you again



As I cut into the Center

Of the Red Velvet Cake

I saw a ring

He was on the floor

Eyes glistening

Lips smiling

Hand holding out

Marry me Clarissa

Tears in my eyes

Lips quivering

Hands clasping around the ring

I can’t

Feet took me into the street air

Heaving like I was drowning

Why did I not love him

Why could I not say yes



He wore Red Converse shoes

I watched him walk away

Knowing he left with my heart

I was unfaithful

He knew I lied

His Rhythmic heart beat now weeping

I knew chances he gave me

Were exhausted

His love had been stained by me



“You are my purple Valentine”

Staring at the note

She sat on that purple couch

Knowing she had no right

To wait for him to come

He belonged to another

She did not ask to fall in love with a married man

Her heart would not listen to her mind

He was unhappy with his wife

He would soon leave her to come in her arms

Five Valentines she waited

This sixth one she still sat

On that purple couch waiting



I’m Singing the Blues in my mind

The boy broke my heart

He was fifteen

I was twelve

He saw her in a skater skirt

Left my hand hanging by my side

It was 13th February

I had a poem written for him

“Roses are adorable

Violets are cute

You and me forever”

Twenty  years gone

I am singing alone


That boy who broke my heart

My twelve year old heart

My first crush

My first heartbreak


Singing the blues

Before another lonely

Valentines Day