A Valentine for the Discarded. {Poem}

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Happy f*cking Valentine’s, 

To all you wounded souls,

Whose heart was full and rich and red,

Before the bullet holes.

Today is just another day, it’s not for you to frown.

Because we know it wasn’t you

Who turned your smile upside down.

So calm your nerves,

Play some tunes,

Draw yourself a bath.

And feel for the person who’s sitting with

Your former psychopath.

Your Valentine’s your freedom,

From the vile and vitriol.

And your healthy mind and body,

Is living free and standing tall.

So who gives a f*ck about chocolate, cardboard hearts, and pretty flowers

When you’ve fought to get your confidence back,

You no longer need to cower.

So happy f*cking Valentine’s

You beautiful goddamn warrior!

Your Valentine gift isn’t coming,

So don’t be looking for that courier.

He won’t be there…

He’s dropping off another candy heart.

But don’t be sad, because yours is real,

And life’s about to f*cking start.

~

Author: Bill Rugg
Image: Sandy Manase/DeviantArt
Editor: Lieselle Davidson
Copy Editor: Emily Bartran

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Bill Rugg

Bill Rugg is a poet, writer, dreamer, and lover of life. He is passionate about self-love and being awake and present. Bill’s junk food is self-awareness and his passion is personal growth. When he isn’t playing hockey, working out, or in the mountains, he loves to write and listen to music. Bill believes that the greatest and most divine love that exists inside of a human being is born from a great demolition of ones heart. With his passion for words, Bill wants to set people free from their pain, and inspire them to live well, and enjoy life. To find out more about Bill please contact him via email, Linkedin, or Instagram.

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